UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws among world’s super elite in Times Higher Education Rankings

5 October 2017

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UCL has reaffirmed its status as a world-leading university in law in the latest round of rankings published by the Times Higher Education (THE).

UCL Faculty of Laws has been ranked eighth in the world with Duke (1st), Stanford (2nd), Yale (3rd) and Chicago (4th) at the top and only Oxford (5th) and Cambridge (6th) above the university in what are the first separate tables produced by the THE for the subject.

Professor Piet Eeckhout, Dean of UCL Laws, said:

‘We are absolutely thrilled by the world’s No 8 in the THE first ever international ranking for Law.  We feel this vindicates the hard work of the Faculty and of our outstanding students, and the level of excellence we aspire to.

Huge congratulations and thanks to the whole of UCL Laws, and in particular to our outgoing Dean, Professor Dame Hazel Genn, for her stellar contribution to taking us to this level. We look forward to continuing to provide our staff and students with a most wonderfully inspiring place to study and work.’

In the overall THE tables, UCL is ranked 16th in the world and fourth in the UK behind Oxford, which came first, Cambridge, which jumped two places to second, and Imperial College, London, which was eighth. LSE was 25th and King’s College, London, 36th.

The results re-affirm UCL’s status as a world-leading university following its seventh place in the QS world rankings (third in the UK) and its 16th placing in the ShanghaiRanking world tables (also third in the UK).

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