World law school rankings published

Amazingly HKU still scrapes in at number 20….


Legal Cheek writes…

This year’s world law school rankings have been released with few surprises at the top-end of the table.

Ivy League, Russell Group and major international law schools continue to dominate in the QS World University Rankings 2022.

Harvard has once again beaten Oxbridge to be crowned the best law school in the world for the fifth consecutive year. Oxford came second, whilst Cambridge ranked third.

Coming seventh, LSE is the only other UK university to feature in this year’s top ten, which is dominated by US law schools.

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Further down the law school pecking order and three more UK unis secured top 20 spots. They are UCL (13th), King’s College London (15th) and Edinburgh University (17th).

Elsewhere, Queen Mary placed 26th, coming in higher than fellow Russell Group players Durham (49th), Manchester (58th), Bristol and Glasgow, who ranked jointly in 66th position. Nottingham (88th) and Leeds (90th) round off the top 100 in the list which features 342 law schools.

The rankings cover 51 subjects and are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. This year’s findings draw on responses from over 130,000 academics and nearly 70,000 graduate employers worldwide.

QS World University Rankings — Top 20 for law:

Rank Law school Overall score (out of 100)
1 Harvard University 99.8
2 University of Oxford 98
3 University of Cambridge 97.5
4 Yale University 93.6
5 Stanford University 93.3
6 New York University 91.8
7 LSE 90
8 Columbia University 89.8
9 University of California, Berkeley 89.3
10 University of Chicago 88.1
11 National University of Singapore 87.9
12 University of Melbourne 87.1
13 UCL 84.5
14 University of New South Wales 84.4
15 King’s College London 83.7
16 University of Sydney 83.3
17 University of Edinburgh 83.1
18 Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne 82.5
19 University of Toronto 82.3
20 University of Hong Kong 82.2


World law school rankings: Top 20 spots for LSE, UCL, King’s and Edinburgh