Times Higher Education (THE) has released the ranking for Law Universities around the world. The list is topped by Duke University in United States. The top ten Law Universities around the world are rounded off by four more universities form United States, three from United Kingdom and one each from Australia and Canada.
BASIS OF RANKING
The Universities have been ranked on parameters such as number of full-time students, gender ratio, number of students per staff and international students enrolled at the university.
THE TOP TEN UNIVERSITIES
Duke University, United States
Stanford University, United States
Yale University, United States
University of Chicago, United States
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
University of Melbourne, Australia
University College London, United Kingdom
Harvard University, United States
University of Toronto, Canada
As per the THE website, Harvard has ranked ninth on the scale because of its low score for teaching.
INDIA NOT EVEN IN TOP 100
In the top 100 Law Universities across the globe, there is not a single Indian University. Even top rankers NLUs have not featured in any of the global rankings yet. In fact, even the MHRD which has been releasing NIRF rankings for Universities and colleges across India for the last two years, is yet to rank Law Universities in India.
WHAT’S THE OUTCOME
This lack of recognition in terms of global and national ranking, speaks volumes about the state of law education in the country.
HOW RANKING HELPS STUDENTS
The ranks are beneficial for students in helping them choose the best possible institute for them. The rankings also inspire institutes to strive to do better and improve infrastructure and quality of education.