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Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie ranks among world's best law schools

- October 6, 2017

Dal's Schulich School of Law in the Weldon Law Building. (File photo)
Dal's Schulich School of Law in the Weldon Law Building. (File photo)

Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law isn’t just a national leader in legal education — it’s an international one as well.

Times Higher Education (THE), one of the most prominent global university rankings, released four subject-specific rankings this week: business and economics, education, law, and social sciences. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings evaluate research-intensive universities across their core missions: teaching, research, citations, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

The 2018 rankings mark the first time law has been included as a subject ranking, and the Schulich School of Law shot straight into the top 100 — 74th in the world, to be exact.

Read more: THE law rankings, 2018

It’s also the first time Dalhousie has ranked in the top 100 in a THE subject-specific ranking.

A national and international leader


Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law ranked sixth in the country – one of only nine Canadian law schools to be ranked in the top 100. In terms of the specific indicators that make up the THE ranking, the Schulich School of Law excels in academic citations, placing an impressive second in Canada and 12th in the world among law schools. It also ranked third in Canada for international outlook.

“It’s wonderful to see our school recognized in the Times Higher Education subject ranking for law,” says Schulich School of Law Dean Camille Cameron.

“While we have enjoyed an enviable reputation for nearly 135 years, what I especially love about our law school is that no one takes this reputation for granted — we are out there earning it anew every single day through our teaching, research, and public service. And we are future-focused, continually challenging ourselves to look for opportunities to raise the bar and to make a difference in the world around us."

Learn more about the Schulich School of Law at its website.


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