This thread is just cracking me up now.
No Romo, I actually wasn't trolling.. I do really think that TLS overdoes the anti-international law bit, but I do understand that in terms of actual jobs that international law is not something that someone can simply 'go into' in a similar way as many other positions or practice areas.
Yeah, for sure, just because the courses and emphasis exists doesn't mean it is necessarily worthwhile. But I think--in fact--the emphasis does reflect that international law is a significant area of study that at least some people are eventually able to "go into" (in academia at least, but I would argue for a broader definition that includes many overseas public interest jobs and other overseas position--even where the law practiced is local to that particular nation the person ends up in).
And VanWinkle: I apologize if I came on too strong or if the sarcasm was obnoxious (that goes for other sarcastic comments I made in this thread as well/to posters in general)--I've been feeling bitter and reacting harshly over what I see as other posters' bitterness and harshness on TLS.