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QS World University Rankings 2018

The QS World University Rankings 2018 has recently been released. This ranking is not subject-specific, although QS also offers such rankings (which we regularly feature on our LLM blog). Still, the general QS Rankings provide helpful guidance and a regular update on which institutions are the global leaders in education. One trend, for example, is that Russian and Chinese universities are rising, although that’s not yet reflected on the very…read more →

Complete University Guide UK Law School Ranking 2018

Spring and early summer are traditionally the time of year when most university and graduate school rankings are published. Thus, continuing on with our coverage of the latest law school rankings, we now present the latest Complete University Guide Ranking (or ‘League Tables’) of the best UK law schools. According to the 2018 Complete University Guide Ranking, these are the Top 10 best law faculties in the United Kingdom (as…read more →

US News Law School Rankings 2018

The US News Law School Ranking 2018 has recently been published. This ranking, which concerns US law schools, is based on J.D. programs but is of course indicative of a school’s overall quality and reputation. Thus, the US News ranking is important for prospective LL.M. candidates who are looking for the best place to pursue their LL.M. in the United States. Here are some highlights for this year’s ranking: Yale…read more →

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017

You may have read in the news that Oxford has become the first UK university to top a global university ranking. This refers to the latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings, in which Oxford for the first time surpassed the institution that was top ranked the last five years – the California Institute of Technology – and was able to take the number one spot. This is…read more →

Guardian League Table 2017 – UK Law School Ranking

Last month, the Guardian has released its latest ranking of UK law schools. The influential “University Guide: Guardian League Table for Law” is now available in its 2017 edition. As usual, this law school 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’ to determine each institution’s placement. As we…read more →

Complete University Guide 2017 – UK Law School Ranking

The Complete University Guide’s 2017 League Table for Law has recently been published. As usual, 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 2017 Complete University Guide Law League Table/Ranking, these are the United Kingdom’s top 10 best law schools (the results from last year’s ranking are in brackets):…read more →

US News Law School Ranking 2017

The US News Law School Ranking 2017 has recently been published. Yale is still ranked as the #1 law school in the U.S., while Harvard and Stanford continue to share the #2  spot. This year’s most notable change is further down in the Top 10, where Michigan is now back at #8 (tied with Berkeley and Virginia) whereas Duke fell to #11. Also, Emory fell out of the Top 20 (now ranked…read more →

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 →

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