QS World University Rankings for Law 2014-2015

London-based Quacquarelli Symond (QS) has released its the 2014-2015 edition of its annual QS World University Rankings. In addition to their general ranking, there is also a ranking that looks at specific subjects, including law. In terms of methodology, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on a combination of three different datasets: (1) Academic reputation surveys, (2) employer reputation survey, and (3) a citations per faculty indicator…read more →

Guardian League Table 2015 for Law Schools

Update: The Guardian’s 2016 Ranking of UK Law Schools has been published. The Guardian has just released its University Guide 2015: Guardian League Table for Law. This – not uncontroversial – ranking of U.K. law schools uses student satisfaction with teaching and feedback; student to staff ration; spend per student; average student entry tariff; career after six months; and a ‘value added score’ to determine each institution’s placement. Among the notable changes…read more →

Complete University Guide 2015 – UK Law School Ranking

Update: The 2016 League Table for Law has been released. The Complete University Guide’s 2015 League Tables (Rankings) for law schools in the UK have been released. This ranking’s methodology is based on a mix of entry standards, student satisfaction, faculty research output, and graduate prospects. While not specifically an LL.M. ranking, of course, the Complete University Guide is among the most trusted university and law school rankings for higher education institutions…read more →

2015 US News Law School Ranking

The highly anticipated 2015 U.S. News Law School Ranking has recently been released. There was again only little movement among the top law schools, although it is worth noting that Emory and George Washington have made it back into the top twenty. As expected, Yale Law School is still firmly holding on to the first place.   The top 20 law schools are now as follows (with last year’s results in brackets):…read more →

Most Influential People in Legal Education 2013

The National Jurist has released the 2013 edition of its annual ranking of the most influential people in legal education. Most notably, perhaps, one newcomer – Michael Simkovic – was catapulted from not being listed last year to #5 on this year’s list. His co-authored paper on The Economic Value of a Law Degree was hotly debated in recent months and enough for the National Law Journal to warrant a…read more →

Times Good University Guide Law Rankings 2014

Update: The Times Good University Guide 2015 Law Rankings have been released. The Times and The Sunday Times have recently published their Good University Guide 2014, which includes U.K. university and subject league tables (rankings). As compared to the Good University Guide’s 2013 edition, Cambridge has moved up one spot to secure the #1 spot, while LSE and Oxford are now ranked at #2  and #3, respectively. Among the big movers…read more →

Best Tax LLM Programs – 2013 Survey

TaxTalent has recently released the 2013 results of their LL.M. Tax program rankings (PDF). This ranking is based on a survey of 128 heads of corporate tax departments. Tax hiring authorities from public accounting firms and law firms as well as consultants and independent tax professionals were not included among the survey participants. The respondents were asked to indicate which five U.S. law schools, out of a possible 31 schools, with LL.M….read more →

National Law Journal LLM Rankings 2013

The National Law Journal has published its 2013 Best of The National Law Journal Readers Ranking (PDF). The ranking is based on votes cast by nearly 5,000 National Law Journal readers from the U.S. legal community (attorneys & law, students, paralegals, legal assistants, etc.). Among other categories, National Law Journal readers were asked to rank LL.M. programs (offered by U.S. Law Schools) in four categories: Corporate/Securities, Tax, IP, and International…read more →

Guardian UK Law School Ranking 2014

Update: the 2015 Guardian League Table for Law has been released. The Guardian has just released its 2014 UK league table and ranking for UK Law Schools. The most notable change in the Guardian’s U.K. Law School Ranking this year is that the Faculty of Laws of the University College of London (UCL) has taken the #1 spot, which was previously held by Oxford. In addition, among other movements, Warwick,…read more →

2013 QS World University Rankings for Law

London-based Quacquarelli Symond (QS) has released its 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which includes a category for the best law schools worldwide. In terms of methodology, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on a combination of three different datasets: (1) Academic reputation surveys, (2) employer reputation survey, and (3) a citations per faculty indicator (h-index per faculty member). According to this year’s QS Subject Ranking…read more →

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