OzTREKK Australian Law Schools hold their own in world rankings

6 March 2014

The QS World University Rankings in Law have been released! And as usual, the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne represent Australia proudly.
Melbourne Law School has been ranked in the top 10 law schools in the world for the fourth year running. Melbourne Law School was once again named the number one law school in Australia by the QS World University Ranking by Subject. At number 8, it is the only Australian Law School to be numbered among the world’s top 10.
Dean of Melbourne Law School, Professor Carolyn Evans, said it was pleasing to see the world-class work of Melbourne’s teachers and researchers recognized.
“Melbourne’s strong performance is testament to the innovative work of the law school’s staff and the high quality of our graduates,” said Professor Evans.
“To be named consistently amongst the premier law schools in the world reflects great credit on our dedicated staff and the quality of their research and teaching. The important message from this latest ranking is that our programs and research are valued by leaders in legal education across the world and our graduates are seen as outstanding.”
With Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and Yale universities leading the field, Melbourne Law School is the only law school beyond the US and the UK to be ranked in the global top 10.
The QS World University Rankings evaluate university education and are the first to rank universities at individual subject level in the world. The rankings are based on research citations and data on reputation, including surveys of academics and graduate employers.
Sydney Law School  has been ranked thirteenth in the world following the release of the new QS rankings. Sydney Law School received an overall score of 83.7 with the following scores in each of the four relevant criteria:
Academic Reputation – score of 82.5
Employer Reputation – score of 95.2
Citations per Paper – score of 77.1
H-Index Citations – score of 67
Sydney Law School is Australia’s first. Since its inception, it has been at the forefront of developments associated with both the teaching and research of law. Its strong sense of commitment to the fundamentals of law is combined with a commitment to innovation and the exploration of issues at the cutting edge.
QS World University Rankings
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 fourth year, the rankings series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 individual subjects.
A selection of the 2013/14 list for Law is as follows:

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


Would you like more information about studying law at the Sydney Law School or at Melbourne Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for more information about applying to a JD program in Australia. You can email Sarah at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.