Dalhousie advanced into the top 100 universities in the world for studying law in the latest edition of one of the most-watched global rankings of universities by subject area.
The 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject placed Dal in 81st place for Law — an indicator of its status as one of the best universities in the world for law degrees. This year, the ranking for the subject of Law includes 290 universities, up from 257 last year. Dal is now ranked 6th in Canada for its Law program.
The success marks a return to the top echelon for the Schulich School of Law, which also ranked in the top 100 in the 2018 and 2019 rankings — the first two years the THE Subject rankings included Law.
Read the 2018 story: Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie ranks among world's best law schools
Psychology also improved its placement this year and is now ranked in the top 200 globally. Business & Economics moved from the top 500 to among the top 400 in the world.
While we’re on the subject
THE’s subject rankings use the same performance indicators as their World University Rankings, with a slight recalibration to suit each discipline.
To determine the ranking, THE looks at strength in Teaching; Research volume, income and reputation; Citations; International outlook; and Industry income.
The jump to 81st globally for Law is the result of increases in several of the performance indicators, but most notable were the improvements in both research and teaching reputation, which each saw increases of more than 30 points over last year’s results.
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