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Sydney Law School #13 in the world in QS world subject rankings

30 April 2015
Reinforcing our reputation for excellence

Our reputation as one of the world's leading law schools has been reinforced by its position in the 2015 QS World University Rankings.

QS subject rankings 2015

For the second year running, Sydney Law School has been ranked 13th in the world by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings by subject or discipline.

While Sydney Law School received an overall score of 85.5 and performed highly in terms of academic reputation, our score of 94.8 for employer reputation resulted in a ranking of equal fourth in the world, following Oxford, Harvard and Cambridge, institutions with which we share strategic partnerships.

"This is a tremendous result and reflects the world-class standard of our teaching and research," said the Dean, Professor Joellen Riley.

"It also places Sydney Law School as one of the University's top-performing faculties.

"Students, staff, alumni and donors can all be equally proud of this result."

In an indication of the intense competition between Law Schools across the globe, Sydney Law School's score was a two-point improvement on last year's result, despite the fact that it maintained its ranking.

Launched in 2011, the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to a range of popular subject areas.

Now in its fifth year, the rankings series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 individual subjects.

Sydney Law School also attained a maximum QS Star rating of 5+, the reflection of an audit that evaluates an institution against over 50 different indicators, and awards universities between one and five + stars over eight wider fields, including internationalisation and facilities.

A selection of the 2015 university rankings for Law is as follows:

  1. Harvard University
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. University of Oxford
  4. Yale University
  5. New York University (NYU)
  6. Stanford University
  7. London School of Economics (LSE)
  8. University of Melbourne
  9. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
  10. Columbia University
  11. UCL (University College London)
  12. University of Chicago
  13. University of Sydney

For more information on the rankings, visit the QS World University Rankings By Subject - Law 2015