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Excellence in research



7 January 2013

The Sydney Law School's research performance has received the highest possible rating of 5 in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia.

The rating indicates a performance well above world standard, for Law and Legal Services in the 2012 ERA results.

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally-recognised experts.

In addition, Sydney Law School received a world-leading ranking in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) reflected in the following rankings:

  • 3rd in the world on SSRN's Top 500 International Law Schools list (non-US law schools), after Tilburg Law School, Netherlands (1) and Oxford University Faculty of Law (2)
  • 20th in the world on SSRN's Top 750 Law Schools list, which includes both US and non-US law schools, making it Australia's top Law School on the SSRN

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialised research networks in each of the social sciences.


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