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Kent Law School ranked amongst top 100 law schools in world

8 March 2017

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Kent Law School is ranked amongst the top 100 law schools in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings for law.

The rankings, published yesterday, place the Law School in its highest position since QS began ranking institutions by their subject areas in 2011. Kent Law School is the only non-Russell Group UK law school to be listed in the top 100 and one of only 10 UK law schools which also features in the top 20 of all three of the UK’s major league tables for law.

Kent Law School is now ranked 93rd globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for Law, as well as 14th in The Times Good University Guide 2017, 15th in The Guardian University Guide 2017 and 19th in the Complete University Guide 2017.

The annual world rankings are based on the global reputation of each institution amongst academics and employers and on the quality and impact of research undertaken by academic staff. In compiling this year's subject rankings for law, QS considered 673 institutions across the world but only published results for the top 300. For law, they analysed 73,000 research papers and collected survey responses from 5,190 academics and 2,664 employers to determine their results.

This latest ranking builds upon Kent Law School's world-leading reputation for research recognised, most recently, in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, an independent survey of UK universities. The REF sees the Law School ranked seventh for research power and eighth for research intensity. In the REF, almost all (99%) of the Law School's research was judged to be of international quality with 79% judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Kent Law School also has an excellent reputation amongst its students, with 91% of final year undergraduate students reporting that they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016.

Head of Kent Law School Professor Toni Williams said: 'The QS world rankings are widely recognised and we are absolutely delighted to receive such prestigious international recognition for the quality and breadth of research that our colleagues are actively engaged in here at Kent.’


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