Saturday, September 21, 2019
Top Law Schools: Human Rights Law, preLaw, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2019, at 40:
Assuring the Gift of Humanity
Protecting human rights is one of the world’s most vexing challenges. Name a nation that hasn’t seen struggles in doing so, including the United States, where migrants are enduring harsh conditions in over-crowded detention centers along our southern border. Helping to defend human rights has long been a vital mission of many law schools. A number of those schools have religious ties. ...
American University Washington College of Law is one of only four schools to get [an A+]. Another 14 schools earned A grades, which shows the emphasis that many schools place on this work.
Unfortunately, the need to defend and protect human rights seems unlikely to go away. Think of all the stresses on human rights, from wars to hostile regimes to poverty to discrimination. ... Many schools that focus on human rights work all around the globe. ... Much of the work takes place in Africe. ... But human rights issues occur in our backyard as well.
preLaw magazine graded law schools based on the breadth of their curricular offerings. The scores were weighted as follows: 30% for a concentration, 24% for a clinic, 12% for a center, 12% for an externship, 9% for a journal, 8% for a student group, 5% for a certificate and added value for other offerings.