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pfui
Is there any info on the quality of this school's academics, especially its masters in international and comparative law? I understand that it's a second-tier school but I can't find about it other than that.

Can someone elaborate on how good the univ's faculty are, the rigor of their academic programs, and whether being a second-tier school adversely affects the likelihood of future admission to SJD programs at more prestigious schools even if one comes at the top of their class?

thanks,
-pfui
Is there any info on the quality of this school's academics, especially its masters in international and comparative law? I understand that it's a second-tier school but I can't find about it other than that.

Can someone elaborate on how good the univ's faculty are, the rigor of their academic programs, and whether being a second-tier school adversely affects the likelihood of future admission to SJD programs at more prestigious schools even if one comes at the top of their class?

thanks,
-pfui
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pfui
I'm talking about Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis. For some reason I thought the board would automatically add that detail.

-pfui
I'm talking about Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis. For some reason I thought the board would automatically add that detail.

-pfui
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pfui
Anybody?
Your input would be greatly appreciated.
Anybody?
Your input would be greatly appreciated.
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I have a friend who did his JD through IU-Indianapolis's part time program. If you have any specific questions about the school, I could probably relay them to him, but he probably doesn't know too much about the LLM program.

My personal perspective (which is not terribly educated in this instance) is that there is a strong divide between the top few LLM programs in the US and the rest, which are largely targeted to foreign students who want the letters on their CV and the status of having studied in the US, but who intend to return to their home countries. (This is very much what the Univ. of Illinois's program was like, and Illinois is generally considered to be a better law school than IU-Indianapolis).

As for getting into better JSD programs, it probably depends on how much better you are aiming for. It will probably be hard to move up to the top tier, but you might have better luck moving up to somewhere very good, but not one of the elites. But things will likely depend more on your entire academic history and the quality of your SJD research proposal than just the school you did your LLM at.

One final thought - Indianapolis is generally a pretty decent (and cheap!) place to live, but it is pretty brutal without a car. The bus system is atrocious and there are no subways/trains. I'm not saying you should rule it out, just plan on either having a car or quickly making friends with someone who does.
I have a friend who did his JD through IU-Indianapolis's part time program. If you have any specific questions about the school, I could probably relay them to him, but he probably doesn't know too much about the LLM program.

My personal perspective (which is not terribly educated in this instance) is that there is a strong divide between the top few LLM programs in the US and the rest, which are largely targeted to foreign students who want the letters on their CV and the status of having studied in the US, but who intend to return to their home countries. (This is very much what the Univ. of Illinois's program was like, and Illinois is generally considered to be a better law school than IU-Indianapolis).

As for getting into better JSD programs, it probably depends on how much better you are aiming for. It will probably be hard to move up to the top tier, but you might have better luck moving up to somewhere very good, but not one of the elites. But things will likely depend more on your entire academic history and the quality of your SJD research proposal than just the school you did your LLM at.

One final thought - Indianapolis is generally a pretty decent (and cheap!) place to live, but it is pretty brutal without a car. The bus system is atrocious and there are no subways/trains. I'm not saying you should rule it out, just plan on either having a car or quickly making friends with someone who does.
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Dear Pfui,
At the Beginning you should know that Indy school is not a 2nd tier law school, it's a 1 tier law school.
It's ranked 44 (in the 2010 Super Lawyers U.S. Law School Rankings). look at : http://www.superlawyers.com/toplists/lawschools/united-states/2010/
And that is not an official rating because USA education system don't have an official rating system and all these rating for the JD programs not the LL.M. programs.
The program is Great and it's 24 Credit, 2 of them for the Master thesis , the program is very Serious.American Professors come to Egypt to teach and the books are brought from the states, and the exams are very hard .
The program is the same as if it were in USA.
About Applying for the S.J.D. ,every graduate of the LL.M. program in Egypt can Apply for any American law school in USA.
Indiana university is not a small university, it is a very large ,famous and well known academic organization in USA.
Dear Pfui,
At the Beginning you should know that Indy school is not a 2nd tier law school, it's a 1 tier law school.
It's ranked 44 (in the 2010 Super Lawyers U.S. Law School Rankings). look at : http://www.superlawyers.com/toplists/lawschools/united-states/2010/
And that is not an official rating because USA education system don't have an official rating system and all these rating for the JD programs not the LL.M. programs.
The program is Great and it's 24 Credit, 2 of them for the Master thesis , the program is very Serious.American Professors come to Egypt to teach and the books are brought from the states, and the exams are very hard .
The program is the same as if it were in USA.
About Applying for the S.J.D. ,every graduate of the LL.M. program in Egypt can Apply for any American law school in USA.
Indiana university is not a small university, it is a very large ,famous and well known academic organization in USA.
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