Paul L. Caron
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

2019 World Law School Rankings

QS RankingsQuacquarelli Symonds has released the 2019 World Law School Rankings as part of its World University Rankings. The methodology is 50% academic reputation, 30% employer reputation, 15% h-index per faculty member, and 5% citations per paper.  The rankings consist of 300 law schools, 150 in the United States.  Here are the U.S. law schools in the Top 50, along with each school's position in the latest SSRN Top 750 Law School Faculty Rankings -- Total Downloads):

1. Harvard (#1 in SSRN)
4. Yale (#6)
5. Stanford (#2)
8. UC-Berkeley (#4)
9. Columbia (#5)
10. NYU (#3)
11. Chicago (#7)
17. Georgetown (#9)
23. UCLA (#15)
27. Michigan (#12)
30. Pennsylvania (#11)
33. Duke (#18)
35. Cornell (#27)
50. Northwestern (#14)

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2019/08/2019-world-law-school-rankings.html

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Comments

Paul, is there no ranking too preposterous and corrupt that you won't post about it? QS is both. See: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Academic-Ethics-To-Rank-or/240619

Posted by: Brian | Aug 20, 2019 10:12:47 AM

This looks to me like a rating of international programs rather than a rating of law schools. The notion that Berkeley is better than Yale is somewhat bizarre. What is their methodology?

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Aug 21, 2019 3:17:04 AM