2016 QS World University Rankings for Law

The 2016 QS World University Rankings for Law have recently been released. This ranking, compiled annually by Quacquarelli Symond, is becoming increasingly popular, which is one of the reasons why we publish the results each year. As QS notes, “the rankings aim to help prospective students identify leading universities in their chosen field of study, and are being continually expanded in response to growing demand for comparisons of this kind.”…read more →

Times World University Rankings 2015-2016

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016 have recently been released. As the Times explains, this ranking provides a list of the best global universities by judging them “across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.” While the Times does not provide a separate ranking for law, this category is part of the Times Higher Education Subject Rankings. Specifically, law is among the disciplines that…read more →

New York Law Journal Ranks LLM Programs

As part of its various annual reader surveys, the New York Law Journal has once more asked the New York legal community to rank New York-based LL.M. programs and the best online LL.M. programs. 8,000 of the journal’s readers have responded and participated in an online ballot. The resulting rankings are admittedly a very non-scientific and casual exercise, which produced some surprising results. Nonetheless, these rankings are interesting in that…read more →

Complete University Guide 2016 – UK Law School Ranking

One of the most highly watched UK law school rankings, The Complete University Guide’s 2016 League Table for Law has recently been published. Like in previous years, the ranking’s methodology is based on a mix of entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, output, and prospects for each law schools’ graduate on the job market. According to the latest 2016 Complete University Guide Law League Table/Ranking, these are the United Kingdom’s top 10…read more →

Guardian League Table 2016 – UK Law School Ranking

Update: the Guardian UK Law School Ranking 2017 has been released Like every year in June, the Guardian’s annual ranking of UK law schools (University Guide: Guardian League Table for Law) has been released. Now in its 2016 edition, this ranking still relies on student satisfaction with teaching and feedback; student to staff ratio; spend per student; average student entry tariff; career after six months; and a ‘value added score’…read more →

QS World University Rankings for Law, 2015

With summer just around the corner, it’s time again for the annual release of the QS World University Rankings, which are compiled by Quacquarelli Symond. As every year, there is a special category for law/legal studies, which many future LL.M. applicants are interested in. The QS World University Ranking for Law/Legal Studies is once more based on a combination of academic reputation surveys, employer reputation surveys, and citations per faculty….read more →

US News Law School Rankings 2016

They are here! The eagerly awaited U.S.News Law School Rankings for 2016 have been published. Yale is still ranked as the #1 law school in the U.S., while Harvard – although still at #2 – now has to share its spot with Stanford. Other notable movers include the newly ranked University of California, Irvine (ranked at #30), Berkeley (advanced one spot to #8), Duke (advanced two spots to #8), and Michigan…read more →

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 Results: Law

For UK universities, last month was marked by a major event: The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results were finally published on December 18, 2014. The REF is the UK government’s system for assessing the quality of research in higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The REF is important for several reasons. First, it provides accountability for public investment in research and demonstrates the benefits of that investment. Second, the…read more →

National Jurist’s List of Most Influential People in Legal Education 2014

The National Jurist has released  a preview of the upcoming edition of its annual list of the Most Influential People in Legal Education. As the NJ reports, the latest list will includes four new names: Paul Caron, Professor at Pepperdine University; Eric Janus, Dean at William Mitchell School of Law; Michael Hunter Schwartz, Dean at University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and Maureen A. O’Rourke, Dean at Boston University School of…read more →

Times Good University Guide 2015 Law Rankings

The Times and The Sunday Times have recently published their Good University Guide 2015, which includes U.K. university and subject league tables (rankings). As in last year’s Good University Guide’s edition, Cambridge is still on top of the ranking, securing once again the #1 spot. Oxford and Durham are ranked at #2  and #3, respectively, while Nottingham and LSE are tied for fourth place. Among last year’s big movers were Queen’s, Belfast and…read more →

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