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
|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|
QS World Rankings for Law, First 20, March 2017
|2||University of Oxford||2|
|3||University of Cambridge||3|
|6||New York University||5|
|7||London School of Economics||7|
|8||University of California, Berkeley||9|
|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|