Victoria’s Law School among world’s best

The 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today, confirm that Victoria University is one of the very best places in the world to study law.

Victoria's Law School in the Old Government Buildings, with a statue of Peter Fraser in the foreground

Law at Victoria is ranked in the top 50, at number 46, placing Victoria’s Faculty of Law well within the top 1% of law schools globally. In addition, Victoria’s Faculty of Law is the number one ranked law school in New Zealand for research quality, according to the most recent PBRF (Performance Based Research Fund) Quality Evaluation.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Law Professor Mark Hickford says this latest result is a strong endorsement of the quality of scholarship and teaching at Victoria’s Law School.

“The comparatively small size of Victoria’s Law School means that students can enjoy a welcoming, collegial experience, while at the same time learning from scholars of international standing.  They can be confident their degree will be highly regarded – both nationally and internationally.”

The Law School is located in the Old Government Buildings, opposite Parliament and adjacent to the Supreme Court, giving students an opportunity to study in New Zealand’s legal and political heart, and making it a unique hub of debate, analysis and dialogue for those who contribute to the intellectual life of our country.

Professor Hickford notes that Victoria’s Faculty of Law is focused on producing outstanding legal scholarship, with research strengths in a wide variety of areas, including public, intellectual property, contract, commercial, financial markets, government and international law.

“At the heart of our Law School is a group of world-class academics with an unwavering dedication to excellence in research and teaching. This result is a reflection of their ability and efforts.”