Melbourne Law School named one of the world's best

July 11 / 64

The University’s law school has been named one of the best in the world and the highest ranked in Australia in QS’ latest World University rankings by Subject, which focus on the social sciences.

The Melbourne Law School, ranked ninth in the world, joins other highly regarded law schools at universities such as Columbia University, ranked eighth, and the London School of Economics (10th). 

The University has also ranked highest in Australia for Statistics and Operational Research (16th) and Accounting and Finance (14th), and was named 20th in Sociology, 12th in Politics and International Studies and equal 16th in Economics and Econometrics (with the National University of Singapore). 

The top ranking for Law follows Melbourne Law School’s ranking of “well above world standard” for research earlier this year by the Australian Research Council, making it one of only two universities in Australia to receive the highest ranking for law. 

Melbourne Law School Dean Professor Carolyn Evans said these successes were the result of the commitment and hard work of many people across the school. 

“The rankings demonstrate that Melbourne Law School is performing at the highest international level and can justifiably claim to be one of the world’s leading law schools," Professor Evans said.  

“The results reflect the respect that both the academic community and employers have for the quality of our staff and students. 

“To see Melbourne ranked in the top ten law schools in the world, alongside institutions such as Harvard, Oxford and Yale is a wonderful recognition of our international standing.”

Universities were ranked based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations, with weightings tailored to each subject.


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