5 July 2011

UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law has been ranked 35th for law in the Social Sciences category of the latest QS World University Rankings® survey.

The survey results, based on academic reputation, employer opinion and research paper citations, also placed the UQ law school among the six best in Australia.

Harvard topped the global law rankings, and was closely followed by Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Head of UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law Professor Ross Grantham said he was thrilled to see continuous improvement in the school’s national and international ratings.

“UQ enjoys a long tradition as one of Australia’s leading law educators and we’ve worked hard to highlight our reputation for high quality teaching, learning and research programs at an international level," Professor Grantham said.

“We are very pleased to see the progress we’ve made in raising our performance profile reflected in an influential ranking such as this."

The TC Beirne School of Law began teaching in 1936, with a Faculty of Law established with the foundation of the University in 1910.

A breakdown of the QS survey results are available here.

Media: Melissa Reynolds, School of Law Marketing (07 3365 2523, m.reynolds@law.uq.edu.au)