The ANU College of Law has celebrated its achievement at becoming Australia’s only ‘20/20 law school’ following the release of the 2015-16 QS World University Rankings.
The rankings – which rated ANU as equal 19th in the world, and the ANU College of Law as 16th in the discipline of Law and Legal Studies – see the ANU College of Law become the only Australian law school to be placed within the world’s top 20 for both discipline and institution.
Acting Dean of the ANU College of Law, Professor Donald Rothwell, said the result was an encouraging measure of the College’s objective to remain one of the world’s leading law schools.
“In becoming Australia’s only 20/20 law school, the ANU College of Law joins a select group of law schools, including those of Cambridge, Oxford and Yale.
“These results not only show the expertise of staff in the College, but their commitment to continuing improvement and ongoing excellence.
“The success of the ANU College of Law – and ANU as a whole – in achieving a top 20 position demonstrates that Australian legal education and research is comparable with that of the world’s best universities.”
Based on six performance indicators – including academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations – the QS World University Rankings measure over 3,500 institutions around the globe.
Alongside being ranked 16th in the world for Law and Legal Studies, ANU was ranked 12th in the world for Arts and Humanities, 18th for Social Sciences and Management, and equal 20th in the world for Natural Sciences.