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UCC School of Law Ranked Among the Top 100 Law Schools in the World, placed 59th in the World and First in Ireland

22 Mar 2023

The School has climbed 16 places in the elite QS World University Rankings by Subject to 59th equal in the world, remaining 1st in Ireland once again this year.

UCC School of Law has been ranked among the world’s best Law Schools in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject (2023).

The QS subject rankings identify the world’s leading schools in particular fields, taking into account academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

The strength of UCC School of Law across these fields has propelled it to 59th equal in the world, a rise of 16 places from last year, placing it 1st in Ireland and 11th in the EU. 

Welcoming the news, Professor Mark Poustie, Dean of the UCC School of Law said:

This is a great achievement by the School rising 16 places above last year’s ranking from 75th to 59th equal globally and remaining 1st in IrelandThis reflects the very high regard in which the School’s research and legal education is held across the world by academics and employers.  I’m very proud of my colleagues and our students who all make a contribution to the overall ranking:  it has been a real team-effort.  There is no doubt that the improved ranking will significantly benefit the School and will benefit UCC more broadly.  I am very grateful to all those academics and employers who responded to the QS subject rankings survey on behalf of the School. 

The School of Law is delighted to be on an upward trajectory in the QS Subject Rankings, moving from a world ranking of 101-150 in 2020, 100th in 2021, 75th in 2022, and 59th in 2023.

About QS World University Rankings by Subject

The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 51 subjects. The rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field in response to high demand for subject-level comparisons. 

Each of the narrow subject rankings is compiled using four sources. More information on the QS methodology is available here


Professor Mark Poustie reflects on the QS World University Rankings for 2023. 


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