New Times Ranking


Guinness

Hey all,

seems like it is time to re-consider a few clichés (apart from Oxbridge, of course); have a look at this: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,6734,00.html.

Best wishes

Hey all,

seems like it is time to re-consider a few clichés (apart from Oxbridge, of course); have a look at this: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,6734,00.html.

Best wishes
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sabs

Thanks for the update! Great news for UCL :)

Thanks for the update! Great news for UCL :)
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Ronin

Powa UCL !

Powa UCL !
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to be fair, i don't think there has been any doubt that UCL and LSE are among the best law schools in the UK. There hasn't been alot of change from past years as to the rankings of the different law schools, so what 'cliches' are actually being broken here?
However a couple things stick out: I'm not sure how Aberdeen made it to 5th, seeing that their entry standards are way below that of the other top 14 law schools. I'm also surprised at how low down the table Bristol Univ is situated... i remember 2 or 3 years ago they were amongst the top 10 and enjoyed a solid reputation

to be fair, i don't think there has been any doubt that UCL and LSE are among the best law schools in the UK. There hasn't been alot of change from past years as to the rankings of the different law schools, so what 'cliches' are actually being broken here?
However a couple things stick out: I'm not sure how Aberdeen made it to 5th, seeing that their entry standards are way below that of the other top 14 law schools. I'm also surprised at how low down the table Bristol Univ is situated... i remember 2 or 3 years ago they were amongst the top 10 and enjoyed a solid reputation
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sabs

however, ucl is is less internationally known than lse. even as i'm going to ucl for my llm, it is, disappointingly, unknown in my courty. hopefully, this improvement in ranking will help with recognition.

however, ucl is is less internationally known than lse. even as i'm going to ucl for my llm, it is, disappointingly, unknown in my courty. hopefully, this improvement in ranking will help with recognition.
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Yellow

I don't know really how accurate the times rankings are. Cambridge is great don't get me wrong. As a post-grad there is fantastic academics and great research centres but as an under-grad there aren't really enough subjects in my view (and coming from a university where there were way more) to consititute a programme capable of being ranked number 1

I don't know really how accurate the times rankings are. Cambridge is great don't get me wrong. As a post-grad there is fantastic academics and great research centres but as an under-grad there aren't really enough subjects in my view (and coming from a university where there were way more) to consititute a programme capable of being ranked number 1
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C.Miller

It's a great measurement to get a general idea of what's going on, but don't forget that these results are more relevant to undergraduate studies than postgraduate.

It's a great measurement to get a general idea of what's going on, but don't forget that these results are more relevant to undergraduate studies than postgraduate.
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Darin

SO THERE IS NO DOUNT NOW GENTELMEN. ACCORDING TO THE LAST TIMES RANKING UCL IS BETTER THAN LSE.

SO THERE IS NO DOUNT NOW GENTELMEN. ACCORDING TO THE LAST TIMES RANKING UCL IS BETTER THAN LSE.
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paul24

really great news for all who are going to UCL this year..... including me of course !!

really great news for all who are going to UCL this year..... including me of course !!
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Trent

Tks for the info. I´m applying for the LLM 2007-2008, and I guess I will preffer UCL over LSE (LSE is very good too anyway).

Tks for the info. I´m applying for the LLM 2007-2008, and I guess I will preffer UCL over LSE (LSE is very good too anyway).
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Gss

In North America (United States), the predominate position is that LSE is bettered only by Cambridge and Oxford. Honestly, the general populace (including firms) haven't even heard of great schools like UCL.

This is just the general perception.

In North America (United States), the predominate position is that LSE is bettered only by Cambridge and Oxford. Honestly, the general populace (including firms) haven't even heard of great schools like UCL.

This is just the general perception.

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camilo

Gss, your opinion doesn´t seem to be very objective since you wrote in February: KCL vs UCL vs LSE
Mon Feb 27, 2006 03:09 PM
Hey Rah23, I am also from Canada and will be attending LSE this Fall.

Too bad for you that UCL is in 3rd place in the Times ranking 2006.....

Gss, your opinion doesn´t seem to be very objective since you wrote in February: KCL vs UCL vs LSE
Mon Feb 27, 2006 03:09 PM
Hey Rah23, I am also from Canada and will be attending LSE this Fall.

Too bad for you that UCL is in 3rd place in the Times ranking 2006.....

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Gss

Whether or not my opinion is objective, the simple fact is that LSE is more known in N. America; that is not to say that this shows one university is better than the other. One simply needs to take notice of such perceptions.

And on the side note, I was accepted to both LSE and UCL - so I am trying to be objective and help people who wish to practice in areas such as US and Canada.

Regards.

Whether or not my opinion is objective, the simple fact is that LSE is more known in N. America; that is not to say that this shows one university is better than the other. One simply needs to take notice of such perceptions.

And on the side note, I was accepted to both LSE and UCL - so I am trying to be objective and help people who wish to practice in areas such as US and Canada.

Regards.
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Vincenzo

It is true indeed that from a foreign perspective LSE is the most famous and known law school in London. This is of course a consideration that merely refers to reputation and reflects the general feeling of people who are often not really acquainted, or superficially acquainted, with the UK academic scene.

It is true indeed that from a foreign perspective LSE is the most famous and known law school in London. This is of course a consideration that merely refers to reputation and reflects the general feeling of people who are often not really acquainted, or superficially acquainted, with the UK academic scene.
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ColumbiaJo...

Maybe it is because it has a cool name. Compared to LSE, UCL doesn't lend itself well to marketing.

Maybe it is because it has a cool name. Compared to LSE, UCL doesn't lend itself well to marketing.
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Sarah M

Maybe you are right regarding the fact that LSE might have a better "brand" name than UCL dispite of the rankings, however, here in London, UCL has a better or at least equal reputation as LSE.

Maybe you are right regarding the fact that LSE might have a better "brand" name than UCL dispite of the rankings, however, here in London, UCL has a better or at least equal reputation as LSE.
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Paolo G

I reckon that in USA LSE might have a better brand name than UCL, however in the UK (where I practice), definitly UCL has a better name in finance and corporate Law matters.

I reckon that in USA LSE might have a better brand name than UCL, however in the UK (where I practice), definitly UCL has a better name in finance and corporate Law matters.

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manzano

Hi! I' m aware of the rankings. I have been accepted to Cambridge, LSE and UCL and am really having a hard time choosing. Any advise? should I faithfully submitt to the ranking system or does anyone have any other general perspective? Thank you!

Hi! I' m aware of the rankings. I have been accepted to Cambridge, LSE and UCL and am really having a hard time choosing. Any advise? should I faithfully submitt to the ranking system or does anyone have any other general perspective? Thank you!
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Hi Manzano,

I was in a similar position to you, and chose LSE over Cambridge (despite the rankings). Personally, I think it is a mistake to merely make a choice depending on generalised (undergraduate) rankings - it really depends on what you want to study. Had I wanted to focus on public international law, then I would have chosen Cambridge. However, the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE, and Professor Conor Gearty, was the deciding factor for me, and I'll be reading for the Masters in Human Rights Law at LSE. Different programs will suit different people - in addition to the human rights reputation, I was particularly attracted to the interdisciplinary focus of LSE, and the fact that you can study a unit or two from another masters program as part of the LSE LLM.

Good luck with your choice!

Hi Manzano,

I was in a similar position to you, and chose LSE over Cambridge (despite the rankings). Personally, I think it is a mistake to merely make a choice depending on generalised (undergraduate) rankings - it really depends on what you want to study. Had I wanted to focus on public international law, then I would have chosen Cambridge. However, the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE, and Professor Conor Gearty, was the deciding factor for me, and I'll be reading for the Masters in Human Rights Law at LSE. Different programs will suit different people - in addition to the human rights reputation, I was particularly attracted to the interdisciplinary focus of LSE, and the fact that you can study a unit or two from another masters program as part of the LSE LLM.

Good luck with your choice!
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AnnaC

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