New Times Asia University Rankings Released

Are you considering pursuing an LL.M. at the National University of Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, or another Asian law school? For those who plan to undertake legal studies in this burgeoning and dynamic region of higher education, there is a new ranking that could be of interest. The Times Higher Education, in collaboration with Thomson Reuters, has recently released its first edition of the Asia University Rankings. Universities…read more →

2014 US News Law School Ranking

The 2014 U.S. News Law School Ranking has been released. There was only little movement among the top 10 law schools, although Harvard has gained one spot (now tied for second place with Stanford) and Chicago and Michigan have also risen one spot to No. 4 and No. 9, respectively. Yale is still holding on to the first place. The top ten are now as follows (with last year’s results…read more →

“Go-To Law Schools”

The latest annual ranking of “Go-To Law Schools” has been released. The National Law Journal has once more ranked the top 50 law schools by the percentage of 2011 J.D. graduates who took jobs at the largest U.S. law firms. The ranking does not relate to law firm hiring of LL.M. graduates but is nonetheless an interesting source of information for prospective LL.M. applicants. The top 10 schools are: 1…read more →

National Jurist Best Law School Ranking 2013

The latest issue of the National Jurist contains a law school ranking alternative to the dominant U.S. News ranking. The National Jurist Best Law School Ranking uses an unorthodox methodology – explained in more detail here – and has already stirred debate. For example, one of the factors (weighted at 20% of a school’s overall ranking) is how well a law school’s faculty fared on controversial website RateMyProfessor.com. Nevertheless, here…read more →

Times World University Rankings 2012-13

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13 have been released. As the Times explains, it’s “a league table of the world’s top universities based on 13 separate performance indicators covering all of the core missions of a world class university — teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.” There is no separate ranking for law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. However, there is a ranking of…read more →

Canadian Law School and University Rankings

Maclean’s, a Canadian national weekly current affairs magazine, has now issued its 2012 Maclean’s Law School Ranking. Created in co-operation with Chicago law professor Brian Leiter, Maclean’s sixth annual law school ranking is based on both Graduate Quality (50%) and Faculty Quality (50%). Here are Maclean’s top ten common law schools in Canada: 1. Toronto 2. Osgoode 3. Queen’s 4. McGill 5. University of British Columbia (UBC) 6. Dalhousie 7….read more →

Tax LLM Rankings – New Survey Released

LL.M. rankings, until recently very rarely found, are now becoming increasingly common. The latest evidence is JobsInTax.com’s newly released ranking of tax law LL.M. programs. This ranking is based on a survey of 151 heads of corporate tax departments, who were asked to select up to five U.S. law schools (out of 32) with LL.M. programs specializing in tax law that they hold in the highest regard when hiring candidates….read more →

The Recorder Ranks California LLM Programs

Readers of The Recorder, a California print and online legal content provider, have voted on California’s Best Legal Services Providers. The top three for each category were now published in the sixth annual issue of The Recorder’s Best (PDF). In the “Education – LL.M. Programs” category, the following three California law schools were ranked as the best: 1.University of California Berkeley School of Law — Boalt Hall 2. University of…read more →

2012 “Shanghai Ranking” (ARWU) Released

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has released its 2012 ranking of the world’s top 100 universities. The ARWU – also known as the “Shanghai Ranking” – is published by the Center for World-Class Universities and the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Six objectives form the basis for this ranking, among them the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals;…read more →

QS World University Rankings for Law (2012)

London-based Quacquarelli Symond has published its 2012 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which includes a category for 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. According to the QS Subject Ranking for Law, these are the world’s top 25 law schools:…read more →

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