Which law schools have the best programs in constitutional law?

I’m planning on applying to law school this fall, and I’m wanting to take alot of courses on con-law. I know obviously the top tier schools like Harvard, Columbia, Yale, etc are all going to have good constitutional law programs but what other schools have good programs, and where could I find a rankings system for particular types of specializations rather than just the best law schools.

US news compiles rankings of each law school total, as well as specialties. You would probably have to either pay online for that info, or you can go to a bookstore and thumb through their guide to law schools, they release it every year, and it will have all of that great stuff in it.

Really, if you go to any law school you should be able to take classes on con law, other than just the required classes you have to take. Stanford, from what I hear, also is pretty good. If you are looking at con law, is it for civil rights? You can go to a lot of good schools that aren’t top 10 and work in the public sector. However, if you have loftier goals like working as a judge, etc, you want to go to one of the top 10 ranked schools. Keep in mind that you can always contact the admissions office for information about classes they offer.

I assume you are putting in your applications this fall to start in fall of 2007?? Because if you are applying for this fall, all the spots are likely filled. But if you get your apps in in October in the early admissions period, you have a better chance for getting into the school you want.

Keep in mind that you may change your mind about what kind of law you want to get into once you are in law school. You can’t even choose your classes the first year, you are taking all required classes. So look into overall qualities of schools, not just the con law program for your decision. Good luck with your applications!!

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4 thoughts on “Which law schools have the best programs in constitutional law?

    Flower_Child

    (January 23, 2010 - 10:32 am)

    harvard
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    HanZ

    (January 23, 2010 - 10:46 am)

    well you already listed the best one which is Yale

    other good law schools include UC Berkerley, Amherst, Cooper Union, University of Washington, University of Michigan, Georgetown and that’s all i can think of.
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    babies90210

    (January 23, 2010 - 11:17 am)

    US news compiles rankings of each law school total, as well as specialties. You would probably have to either pay online for that info, or you can go to a bookstore and thumb through their guide to law schools, they release it every year, and it will have all of that great stuff in it.

    Really, if you go to any law school you should be able to take classes on con law, other than just the required classes you have to take. Stanford, from what I hear, also is pretty good. If you are looking at con law, is it for civil rights? You can go to a lot of good schools that aren’t top 10 and work in the public sector. However, if you have loftier goals like working as a judge, etc, you want to go to one of the top 10 ranked schools. Keep in mind that you can always contact the admissions office for information about classes they offer.

    I assume you are putting in your applications this fall to start in fall of 2007?? Because if you are applying for this fall, all the spots are likely filled. But if you get your apps in in October in the early admissions period, you have a better chance for getting into the school you want.

    Keep in mind that you may change your mind about what kind of law you want to get into once you are in law school. You can’t even choose your classes the first year, you are taking all required classes. So look into overall qualities of schools, not just the con law program for your decision. Good luck with your applications!!
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    Flava Flav

    (January 23, 2010 - 11:48 am)

    You can study con law at any law school. However, there are only 9 people in the country who deal with con law on a regular basis: the Supreme Court Justices. Anyway, if you’re still interested, go for the biggest name…
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