Best Law Schools in the World

September 7, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Want to know which are the best law schools
in the world? Curious if your law school made the list? Stay to the end, as I provide you with the
list of best law schools on each continent. Don’t forget to hit the like button if you
enjoy the episode and click the subscribe button and bell if you don’t want to miss
any future episodes. Hi, this is Beau Baez, and today I want to
discuss the best law schools in the world out of a list of the top 300 universities in the world. I’ll provide you with the best on each of
the seven continents, but because some countries have many on the list I will only provide
a few from each country. The top 50 law schools are ranked 1 to 50,
after that they are ranked in groups, like 51 to 100; 101-150. Once I go through the list I will discuss
the methodology used in creating this ranking. One: Africa. University of Cape Town (South Africa) 51-100 Stellenbosch University (South Africa) 151-200 University of Pretoria (South Africa) 151-200 Cairo University (Egypt) 201-250 Two: South America. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile) Rank #44 Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) Rank #50 Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) 51-100 Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) Rank #51-100 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru) 101-150 Three: Australia and Oceania University of Melbourne Rank #8 The Australian National University (Australia) Rank #12 University of Sydney Rank #14 University of Auckland (New Zealand) #29 Four: Asia National University of Singapore (Singapore) #15 The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) #19 Peking University (China) #21 The University of Tokyo (Japan) #22 Seoul National University (South Korea) #39 National Taiwan University (Taiwan) #43 The Hebrew University of Israel #101-150 Universiti Malaya (Malaysia) #101-150 University of Macau (Macao) #251-300 Five: Antarctica Sorry, no law schools in Antarctica yet. If you want to attend law school where it
gets down to -120 Fahrenheit / -89 Celsius, you’re out of luck. Six: Europe University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) #2 University of Oxford (United Kingdom) Rank #3 University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) #25 Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) #30 Leiden University (Netherlands) #32 KU Leuven (Belgium) #42 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)
#46 European University Institute (Italy) #51-100 Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) #51-100 Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) #51-100 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) #51-100 University of Vienna (Austria) #51-100 University of Geneva (Switzerland) #51-100 University of Oslo (Norway) #51-100 Aarhus University (Denmark) #101-150 Lund University (Sweden) #101-150 University of Helsinki (Finland) #101-150 Central European University (Hungary) #151-200 University of Coimbra (Portugal) #151-200 University of Warsaw (Poland) #201-250 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) #251-300 University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) #251-300 Seven: North America Harvard University #1 Yale University #4 Stanford University (United States) #5 New York University (United States) #6 Georgetown University (United States) #17 University of Toronto (Canada) #18 McGill University (Canada) #23 University of British Columbia (Canada) #30 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
(Mexico) #37 Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores
de Monterrey (Mexico) #201-250 Now, let’s discuss the rankings. The list comes from the QS World University
Rankings for law schools, a partnership between QS and Elsevier. QS is a global higher education company and
Elsevier is a global academic publisher. Law schools are ranked based on four criteria:
academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, and the H-index,
which is a way to measure article quality. These four measures are weighted differently
depending on the discipline. Law is weighted as follows: academic reputation
50%; employer reputation 30%; research citations per paper 5%; and H-index 15%. For those of you that are familiar with ranking
systems, you may have noticed that the QS rankings order law schools differently than
the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings. Take for example, Georgetown Law School. In the U.S. News ranking, it is often in 14th
place. But in the QS system, Georgetown is ranked as the 8th best law school in the United States, beating Cornell and Duke, both of which are
rated higher in the U.S. News ranking system. This difference demonstrates what I have said
in other episodes: law schools should be viewed in ranges,
not in absolute terms. Don’t make a decision on where to go to
law school based on being a few spots away
from another law school. If you enjoyed this material, hit the like
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