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UCL beats Harvard in top 10 world rankings for law

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Stanford University comes first

UCL has beaten Harvard in this year’s top ten world university rankings for law.

London institution UCL ranks sixth in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, while Ivy League player Harvard follows closely in seventh place.

The 2022 law school power list, which is topped by non-Ivy League uni Stanford for the fourth consecutive year, features other big-name US, Russell Group and global institutions.

Cambridge and Oxford place second and fourth, respectively, for law.

Top 10 law schools 2022:

RankingLaw schoolOverall THE score (out of 100)
1Stanford79.9
2Cambridge79.1
3NYU75.7
4Oxford75.2
5Melbourne74.9
6UCL74.7
7Harvard74.1
8Singapore74.0
9Yale73.9
10KU Leuven73.3
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Further down the law school pecking order Edinburgh (11th) beats LSE (12th) and King’s College London (joint 20th).

Top 11-20 law schools 2022:

RankingLaw schoolOverall THE score (out of 100)
11Edinburgh73.2
12LSE73.1
13Chicago72.8
14California72.5
15Columbia72.0
16Toronto71.5
=17Cornell70.8
=17McGill70.8
19Duke70.7
=20KCL73.3
=20Tilburg70.7

Other notable UK law schools to feature in this year’s list include Glasgow (32nd), Durham (34th), Bristol (43rd), Manchester (45th) and Warwick (joint 48th).

The rankings, which can be found in full here, are based on teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

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