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Two NZ law schools now in QS top 50

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The University of Auckland has been joined by Victoria University of Wellington for Law, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Auckland is in 36th place, down slightly from 32nd in 2016, with Victoria 46th. Victoria was ranked in the 51-100th group in 2016.

The QS World University Rankings have been published every year since 2004.

The rankings are designed to highlight the world's top universities in 42 subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

The ranking process relies on four data sets to measure performance - two surveys of academics and employers, and two indicators that evaluate research impact based on academic citations per paper.

New Zealand's six law schools all appear in the rankings for the top 300 in Law. AUT Law School has appeared for the first time. Individual rankings are given for law schools in the top 50, and the law schools are then ranked in bands of 50.

Harvard University, Oxford University and Cambridge University were the top three, occupying the same positions as in 2016.

QS World Rankings for New Zealand Law Schools, March 2017

Ranking Law School 2016
36 University of Auckland 32
46 Victoria University of Wellington 51-100
51-100 University of Otago 51-100
101-150 University of Canterbury 51-100
201-250 University of Waikato 151-200
251-300 AUT Not ranked

QS World Rankings for Law, First 20, March 2017

Ranking University 2016
1 Harvard University 1
2 University of Oxford 2
3 University of Cambridge 3
4 Yale University 4
5 Stanford University 6
6 New York University 5
7 London School of Economics 7
8 University of California, Berkeley 9
9 Columbia University 10
10 University of Chicago 12
11 University of Melbourne 8
12 University College London 14
13 University of Sydney 11
14 University of New South Wales 13
15 National University of Singapore 16
16 Australian National University 15
17 University of Toronto 19
18= King's College, London 17
18= University of Hong Kong 18
20 Peking University 21
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