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University’s law faculty ranked among world’s best

The University of Tasmania has been named in the top 100 universities worldwide for law following the release of new international rankings.

In the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 by subject, the University’s Faculty of Law has placed 61st internationally and sixth nationally.

Law is a new addition to the THE World University Rankings by subject, which ranked the top 100 institutions in the world. Only nine Australian universities, out of 39 law schools from across the country, made the list.

Dean of the Faculty of Law Professor Margaret Otlowski said the ranking result was outstanding.

“It is such tremendous news for the University to be named 61st in the world for Law, and sixth nationally,” Professor Otlowski said.

“To be regarded amongst the world’s best for Law is a reflection of our commitment and dedication to legal teaching and research excellence.

“We punch well above our weight in regards to research outputs, which have national and international significance, and the career success of our graduates.

“Our alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers across the legal profession including Rhodes Scholars, state and federal politicians, Governors, Supreme and Federal Court judges and international lawyers with the United Nations and The Hague.”

The Times Higher Education subject tables are based on the same 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings 2018.

The methodology is carefully recalibrated for each subject with weightings changed to suit the individual fields.

Image caption: Law students and recent winners of the  Baker McKenzie National Women's Moot: Sophie Dalwood, Megan Bird and Imogen Wurf.

Published on: 23 Oct 2017 3:04pm