World Law School Rankings: Top 20 places for LSE, UCL, King’s and Edinburgh

Harvard beats Oxbridge — again

This year’s Global Law School Rankings have been released with some surprises at the top of the chart.

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

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

Coming in 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 pecking order of the law school and three other British united secured the top 20 places. These are UCL (13th), King’s College London (15th) and the University of Edinburgh (17th).

Elsewhere, Queen Mary finished 26th, overtaking fellow Russell Group players Durham (49th), Manchester (58th), Bristol and Glasgow, who jointly ranked 66th. Nottingham (88th) and Leeds (90th) complete the top 100 of the list which includes 342 law schools.

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

QS World University Rankings — Top 20 in Law:

Rank Faculty of Law 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 Colombia University 89.8
9 University of California, Berkeley 89.3
ten 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 Edinburgh University 83.1
18 Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University 82.5
19 University of Toronto 82.3
20 University of Hong Kong 82.2

Nancy I. Romero