Top Universities for Law 2015
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Top Universities for Law:
One of the most sought after and highly respected academic courses, Law has been studied and practiced since ages. Even though legal study is considered to be quite challenging, many students find it attractive for the attached concern for human interest as well as for the wide array of job opportunities it holds. Gone are the days when a Law graduate was limited to working in courtrooms or at the solicitor’s office only. Today, lawyers are in high demand in the corporate world to deal with the companies’ legal issues from major courtroom cases to complex corporate merger or any real estate matter.  Lawyers can also explore lucrative job opportunities in government offices, non-government organizations, legal aid agencies and universities.

One of the popular Law degrees is LLB (Bachelor of Laws), but in some countries, a BA/Bsc in Law is being offered instead. Though LLB and BA/Bsc (Law) are the degrees often being offered interchangeably, certain universities offer both the courses with rhe difference as the former focuses only on legal studies while the latter entails studying modules of other subjects of humanities.

In USA, law schools offer Juris Doctors (JD), which is analogous to LLB and is earned by completing law school approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Among other countries that offer JD as the first law professional degree are Canada and Australia.

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There are hundreds of universities across the globe that offer courses on legal studies. Careers360 brings you the list of the global top 100 universities for Law, prepared on the basis of QS World University ranking by subject 2015. International students seeking law education abroad can refer to this list.

According to the latest QS ranking for the best universities to study Law, the United States dominates the league table by possessing six slots in the top ten with Harvard at the first rank, followed by Yale University, New York University (NYU) and Stanford University back to back at 4th, 5th and 6th positions. The UK also boasts of sufficient number of top universities for Law, with three names in the top 10 of the subject wise QS World University Ranking 2015.

Find below the complete list of the top 100 of QS World University Ranking 2015 for Law: 

 

Top Universities for Law 2015

Universities

Country

QS

Harvard University

United States

1

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

2

University of Oxford

United Kingdom         

3

Yale University

United States

4

New York University (NYU)

United States

5

Stanford University

United States

6

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

United Kingdom

7

The University of Melbourne

Australia

8

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

United States

9

Columbia University

United States

10

UCL (University College London)

United Kingdom

11

University of Chicago

United States

12

The University of Sydney

Australia

13

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore       

14

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia)

Australia         

15

The Australian National University

Australia

16

Kings College London

United Kingdom

17

Peking University

China

18

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

19

The University of Tokyo

Japan

20

University of Toronto

Canada

21

Monash University

Australia

22

Leiden University

Netherlands

23

Georgetown University

United States

24

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

France            

25

McGill University

Canada          

26

The University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

27

University of Michigan

United States 

28

University of Pennsylvania

Switzerland

29

KU Leuven

Belgium          

30

Cornell University

United States

31

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States

32

The University of Auckland

New Zealand

33

University of British Columbia

Canada          

33

The University of Nottingham

United Kingdom         

35

Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg

Germany        

36

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

Chile   

37

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Mexico           

38

Duke University

United States

39

Tsinghua University

China

39

Seoul National University

South Korea

41

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

42

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Germany        

43

National Taiwan University (NTU)

Taiwan

43

Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom

45

Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand

45

University of Virginia

United States

47

Kyoto University

Japan 

48

The University of Queensland

Australia

49

Utrecht University

Netherlands    

50

American University

United States

51-100

Boston University

United States

51-100

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

51-100

Durham University

United Kingdom         

51-100

Griffith University

Australia         

51-100

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Germany

51-100

Korea University

South Korea   

51-100

Lund University

Sweden          

51-100

Maastricht University

Netherlands

51-100

Northwestern University

United States 

51-100

Sapienza University of Rome

Italy

51-100

Sciences Po Paris

France

51-100

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

51-100

Stockholm University

Sweden          

51-100

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

South Korea

51-100

The University of Adelaide

Australia         

51-100

The University of Manchester

United Kingdom

51-100

The University of Warwick

United Kingdom

51-100

The University of Western Australia

Australia         

51-100

Tilburg University

Netherlands    

51-100

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

51-100

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Spain  

51-100

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Spain  

51-100

University Complutense Madrid

Spain              

51-100

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Argentina        

51-100

Universidad de Chile

Chile   

51-100

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil              

51-100

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

Italy

51-100

Universität Frankfurt am Main

Germany        

51-100

Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg

Germany        

51-100

University Hamburg

Germany                    

51-100

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Belgium                      

51-100

Universite libre de Bruxelles

Belgium                      

51-100

University College Dublin

Ireland            

51-100

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands    

51-100

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom         

51-100

University of Bristol

United States 

51-100

University of Canterbury

New Zealand  

51-100

University of Cape Town

South Africa   

51-100

Ghent University

Belgium                      

51-100

University of Helsinki

Finland           

51-100

University of Otago

New Zealand  

51-100

University of Texas at Austin

United States             

51-100

University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

51-100

University of Zurich

Switzerland    

51-100

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Netherlands

51-100

Waseda University

Japan

51-100

Yonsei University

South Korea

51-100

York University

Canada

51-100

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