Friday, December 6, 2013
With slightly more than 120 votes cast, here are the top ten faculties in international law (both public and private) (in parentheses, I note first the number of faculty listed [larger faculties typically have an advantage], and then the number of votes separating the school from the one ahead of it):
1. New York University (14 faculty)
2. Yale University (11 faculty, 33 votes behind NYU)
3. Harvard University (12 faculty, 5 votes behind Yale)
4. Columbia University (12 faculty, 14 votes behind Harvard)
5. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (16 faculty, 50 votes behind Columbia)
6. Duke University (8 faculty, 1 vote behind Michigan)
7. Georgetown University (13 faculty, 19 votes behind Duke)
8. George Washington University (11 faculty, 19 votes behind Georgetown)
9. University of California, Berkeley (5 faculty, 4 votes behind George Washington)
10. University of California, Los Angeles (9 faculty, 17 votes behind Berkeley)
Runners-up for the top ten: University of Chicago (4 faculty, 3 votes behind UCLA); Northwestern University (8 faculty, 18 votes behind Chicago).
Schools not included in the survey--like Iowa, Arizona State, Fordham, Minnesota and Temple--would probably have outperformed some of the faculties surveyed, though I don't expect any would have made the top ten. (I'm less confident about Minnesota.)
I have to say it is impressive, to me at least, how sensible the results of these polls have so far been.