The news is a further boost to the Law School’s world-leading reputation for teaching and critical, socio-legal research.
Out of a total of 224 law schools across the globe that met the strict criteria to be ranked, Kent Law School was one of only 12 UK law schools to feature within the top 50.
Within the ranking of 224 institutions, Kent is 25th in the world for ‘international outlook’ and is listed among the top 61 best law schools in the world for research.
The rankings judge research-intensive law schools across five key areas: teaching (the learning environment – 32.7%); research (volume, income and reputation – 30.8%); citations (research influence – 25%); international outlook (staff, students and research – 9%); and industry income (innovation – 2.5%).
In addition to the THE World University Rankings, Kent Law School performs strongly in two other leading global league tables; Kent is ranked among the top 150 law schools in the world in the 2020 Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subject and among the top 200 law schools in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020.
Kent Law School also maintains a strong and consistent performance in all three major UK league tables, with a top 25 ranking in all three for 2021: 13th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 for law; 22nd in The Guardian University Guide 2021 for law; ; and 22nd in The Complete University Guide 2021 for law.