Law department is one of the mainstays of many universities in various parts of the world, especially those that promote theoretical fields. In Indonesia, the law department is included in one faculty itself, namely the law faculty. Abroad, the law faculty is generally called the Law School. QS World University Ranking by Subject released TOP Law School in the world in 2020. Which university has the best law faculty in the world?
The ranking of the best law schools in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject has four assessment indicators. The four indicators are academic reputation, job recipient reputation, research citations, and the productivity of published papers (H-index).
1. Harvard Law School (Harvard University)
Harvard Law School is a Harvard University law school or school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school has been around since 1817 and is one of the oldest and most prominent law schools in the world. Harvard Law School offers 7 courses in three degrees and two levels of education. One of the Harvard Law School alumni is former US president Barack Obama.
2. Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
The Faculty of Law University of Oxford is one of the historic law schools in the world, which has reached the age of 800. The school offers 13 study programs of which 4 are at undergraduate level and the rest are at postgraduate to doctorate level. Apart from offering a choice of courses, the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law also has study centers and institutes such as the Center of Criminology and the Bonavero of Human Rights. Notable alumni of the school include the former Chief Justice of the United Kingdom, David Edmond Neuberger.
3. Faculty of Law University of Cambridge
Like the law school at the University of Oxford, the Faculty of Law Cambridge University is also one of the oldest law schools in the world. The programs offered here range from undergraduate to postgraduate degree programs and research programs. Apart from a center of study and research, the University of Cambridge law school also has an active alumni and development organization. The alumni of this school include many legal experts, both prosecutors, lawyers who are spread across various countries in the world.
4. Yale Law School (Yale University)
The law school at Yale University was founded in 1824 under the name Yale Law School. Since 1980, Yale Law School, located in New Haven, Connecticut, has been recognized as one of the leading law schools in the United States. One of the notable alumni of this school is US politician Hillary Clinton.
5. Stanford Laws School (Stanford University)
Since 1992 Stanford Law School is one of the top 3 law schools in the United States along with Harvard Law School and Yale Law School. This school was founded in 1893 and is located in Stanford, California. What’s interesting about this school is the Joint Degree program which allows students to get a combination program with other disciplines. Stanford Law School alumni include United States lawyer William Rehnquist.
Which one is the most attractive to you?
The five law schools above are the best law schools in the world in 2020 based on the QS World University Rankings by Subject. All of them are also top ranked universities in the United States and United Kingdom which are also top in the world. Meanwhile, the sixth to tenth best law faculties fell on LSE Law, UC Berkeley Law, Columbia Laws School, NYU School of Law, and Melbourne Law School.
All the best law schools in the world have their respective advantages and pride. As we know, the top ranked universities in the world are known to be very selective in screening prospective students. The percentage of student enrollments each year is generally below 10% of the total number of students enrolled. If you are interested in getting into one of them, you should really try your best from now on. Prepare yourself!