The best UK/Irish Law Schools in the World


A few weeks ago, the results of the QS Survey for 2012 were published. It is interesting to compare how the top twenty Law schools on the UK-IRL LL.M. board are ranked in this latest survey:

(1) Oxford (3rd overall in the world)
(2) King's College London (18th overall in the world)
(3) Queen Mary London (49th overall)
(4) Series of LLM programs (not ranked in the QS Survey)
(5) LSE (9th overall)
(6) Edinburgh (40th overall)
(7) Cambridge (4th overall)
(8) University College London (21st overall)
(9) Glasgow (in the 51st to 100th range)
(10) Nottingham Trent (not ranked)
(11) City University London (not ranked)
(12) Aberdeen (in the 51st to 100th range)
(13) Essex (not ranked)
(14) Trinity Dublin (in the 51st to 100th range)
(15) Kent (in the 100th to 151st range)
(16) Liverpool (in the 151st to 200th range)
(17) Dundee (in the 151st to 200th range)
(18) Strathclyde (in the 101st to 150th range)
(19) Reading (in the 101st to 150th range)
(20) Nottingham (45th overall).

A few weeks ago, the results of the QS Survey for 2012 were published. It is interesting to compare how the top twenty Law schools on the UK-IRL LL.M. board are ranked in this latest survey:

(1) Oxford (3rd overall in the world)
(2) King's College London (18th overall in the world)
(3) Queen Mary London (49th overall)
(4) Series of LLM programs (not ranked in the QS Survey)
(5) LSE (9th overall)
(6) Edinburgh (40th overall)
(7) Cambridge (4th overall)
(8) University College London (21st overall)
(9) Glasgow (in the 51st to 100th range)
(10) Nottingham Trent (not ranked)
(11) City University London (not ranked)
(12) Aberdeen (in the 51st to 100th range)
(13) Essex (not ranked)
(14) Trinity Dublin (in the 51st to 100th range)
(15) Kent (in the 100th to 151st range)
(16) Liverpool (in the 151st to 200th range)
(17) Dundee (in the 151st to 200th range)
(18) Strathclyde (in the 101st to 150th range)
(19) Reading (in the 101st to 150th range)
(20) Nottingham (45th overall).

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Using the analogy of professional football in the U.K., the above institutions could be ranked in the following divisions:

Premiership: Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, King' s College, University College London, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Queen Mary (with the latter institution in the relegation zone at present, but only if you pursue the football analogy to its logical conclusion)

Championship: Trinity College Dublin, Aberdeen and Glasgow

First Division: Kent, Strathclyde and Reading

Second Division: Liverpool and Dundee

Not classified: City University, Essex and Nottingham Trent

Using the analogy of professional football in the U.K., the above institutions could be ranked in the following divisions:

Premiership: Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, King' s College, University College London, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Queen Mary (with the latter institution in the relegation zone at present, but only if you pursue the football analogy to its logical conclusion)

Championship: Trinity College Dublin, Aberdeen and Glasgow

First Division: Kent, Strathclyde and Reading

Second Division: Liverpool and Dundee

Not classified: City University, Essex and Nottingham Trent

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hello
Can anybody tell me whether this rankings reflect the true quality of UK's law school, sometimes i feel very confused about these rankings
and one more question: Is Reading's law faculty good or not?

hello
Can anybody tell me whether this rankings reflect the true quality of UK's law school, sometimes i feel very confused about these rankings
and one more question: Is Reading's law faculty good or not?
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The rankings on this LL.M. guide reflect the number of times visitors to this site visit a particular Law School to read about it.
So, because most people dream about going to Oxford University to study law at postgraduate level, its webpage has the most visitors on LL.M. Guide.

As regards where Reading fits into all of this, I'm not quite sure. It's not a top tier Law School. However, its proximity to London is probably one of many factors which makes it a desirable place in which to study.

The rankings on this LL.M. guide reflect the number of times visitors to this site visit a particular Law School to read about it.
So, because most people dream about going to Oxford University to study law at postgraduate level, its webpage has the most visitors on LL.M. Guide.

As regards where Reading fits into all of this, I'm not quite sure. It's not a top tier Law School. However, its proximity to London is probably one of many factors which makes it a desirable place in which to study.
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To be fair to Reading, I should add that was recently ranked as being in the top 100 - 150 Law Schools in the world in the Times QS ratings. So I think it is safe to say that - viewed from an academic perspective - it is a good Law School.

To be fair to Reading, I should add that was recently ranked as being in the top 100 - 150 Law Schools in the world in the Times QS ratings. So I think it is safe to say that - viewed from an academic perspective - it is a good Law School.
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Thx for the reply. They really help me a lot.

Thx for the reply. They really help me a lot.
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Sorry, just realised that I entitled this thread "The best UKI/Irish Law Schools in the world". So I should report on how the other Irish (in the most all inclusive sense of the term) universities fared in the 2012 QS University Rankings.

UCG, UCC and UCD were all ranked within the 100th - 150th law schools in the world. Queen's University Belfast, on the other hand, joined Trinity College Dublin within the 50th - 100th best ranking scale.

Dublin City University, Maynooth and Griffith College have yet to break into the Times QS World University Rankings.

Sorry, just realised that I entitled this thread "The best UKI/Irish Law Schools in the world". So I should report on how the other Irish (in the most all inclusive sense of the term) universities fared in the 2012 QS University Rankings.

UCG, UCC and UCD were all ranked within the 100th - 150th law schools in the world. Queen's University Belfast, on the other hand, joined Trinity College Dublin within the 50th - 100th best ranking scale.

Dublin City University, Maynooth and Griffith College have yet to break into the Times QS World University Rankings.
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Finally, in the interests of completeness, I should add that neither the University of Ulster nor the University of Limerick feature in the Times QS 2012 list of the top two hundred Law Schools in the world.

Finally, in the interests of completeness, I should add that neither the University of Ulster nor the University of Limerick feature in the Times QS 2012 list of the top two hundred Law Schools in the world.
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I'm bumping this thread so that it can be read in conjunction with the "Getting into an Irish Law School Thread."

I'm bumping this thread so that it can be read in conjunction with the "Getting into an Irish Law School Thread."
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Note that the Law Faculty at University College Cork has jumped into the 50-100th best Law Schools in the world in the latest rankings published just a fortnight ago, Both Trinity College Dublin and Queens University Belfast are also ranked in the same category.

Note that the Law Faculty at University College Cork has jumped into the 50-100th best Law Schools in the world in the latest rankings published just a fortnight ago, Both Trinity College Dublin and Queens University Belfast are also ranked in the same category.
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