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Are you interested in studying Law? Do you want to study for a Law degree abroad? Looking for the best Law schools in the world? Don’t worry, in this article we have listed the top best Law universities in the world. Read on!

1. University College London (UCL)

University College London which is also known as UCL is a public research university in London, it is the second largest university in the United Kingdom. UCL was founded in 1826 which makes it third oldest university in United Kingdom. UCL is organized into 11 faculties which have over 100 departments, research centers and institutes. UCL has over 850 professors, the largest number of any British University. UCL is ranked as one of the top 10 multi-faculty universities in the world. The acceptance rate at UCL in 2022 was 63%.

2. University of Oxford (OX)

Oxford University is ranked among the most prestigious universities in the world. It was established in 1096 which makes it 926 years old. Oxford university offers 48 undergraduate degrees which include: Law, Anthropology, Philosophy, Fine Arts and much more. Undergraduate degree programs are usually three years long. Oxford University is the second oldest university in the world with an acceptance rate of 21%.

3. Columbia University

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research University which was established in 1754. Columbia University is one the oldest institutes of higher education in New York and the 5th oldest institutes of higher learning in the United States. The university is organized into 20 schools which includes 4 undergraduate schools and 16 graduate schools. Columbia university has an acceptance rate of around 6.5%. Students who want to get into Columbia University need to have a GPA of at least 4.15 or more.

4. Stanford University

Stanford University is one of the world’s leading private research universities which was established in 1885. Stanford enrolls over more than 18,000 students every year. The university is organized around 7 schools. Three of the schools consist of 40 academic departments which are at the undergraduate level, the other 4 professional schools mainly focus on graduate programs such as medicine, business and law. All these schools are on the same campus. Stanford is the most selective university in terms of admission policy with an acceptance rate of only 4%.

5. King’s College London (KCL)

King’s College London is a public research university. It is among the best Law schools and ranks at the top for its outstanding academic reputation. King’s College London was established back in the 1829 and is one of the oldest Law schools in London. King’s College London is a part of the Russell Group in the UK, which is a group of 24 elite UK universities. It’s the IVY league of the UK. King’s College London is a highly competitive university, so it is quite hard to get into this institute. Its overall acceptance rate is only 13%.

6. Harvard University

Harvard university is known to be the second-best university in the world. It’s a private league research university which was established in 1636. Harvard university is about 384 years old and falls under the category of the most prestigious law universities in the world. It offers various number of courses to its students such as Law, Social Sciences, Applied mathematics, Political Science and government, etc. The institute has a very selective admission policy as the acceptance rate of the university is only 5%.

7. Yale University

Yale University is a private league IVY research university which is among the most prestigious institutes in the world. It was established in 1701 which makes it the third oldest institute of higher education in the US. Yale is organized into 14 schools, the original undergraduate college, 12 professional schools and the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The campus size is approximately 373 acres. Yale has been ranked #5 in the list of National Universities in the year 2022. Students require a 4.0 GPA to get into Yale so it’s not that easy for everyone to get into this prestigious institute. The acceptance rate in 2022 has only been 4.45%.

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The United Kingdom is one of the top destinations for Pakistani students heading abroad to add to their academic credentials. And it’s understandable why. The UK has some of the oldest and most respected institutions in the world like Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics and Lincoln’s Inn, has plenty of expatriate population from the Indo-Pak subcontinent to make friends with and streets across many of its cities offer a variety of desi eatables should you feel the longing for culinary delights of back home. But despite the massive appeal and credible role in some of the most significant discoveries in various fields, a study has found UK varsities slipping down graduate employability rankings and their graduates becoming less appealing to employers. A latest survey conducted by a leading French HR consultancy Emerging found that graduates of universities in the UK are not a priority of recruiters anymore. The Global University Employability Survey 2017 released by highly respected Times Higher Education lists the top 150 universities in the world in terms of employability of their graduates. The survey’s results are based on feedback from top recruiters in 22 countries, who listed which university graduates they thought were most employable.


This year, the UK secured only 10 places in the 150-strong list, which has been published for the past seven years. Four years ago, the UK had 13 universities on the list. On the contrary, China had seven universities named in the top 150 for graduate employability rankings, the same number as in 2015 ranking. But Chinese universities have since gained ground. Peking University, for example, gained three positions to grab the 14th spot from 2016’s 17th position, while Shanghai Jiao Tong University jumped to the 30th position from last year’s 53rd.

On the other hand, all of the UK universities in the list dropped down the rankings. Cambridge was 4th last year, but slid a spot to 5th in 2017 ranking. Oxford, which was named the top university in the world recently by Times Higher Education, dropped eight places to the 15th position from the previous year’s 7th. The biggest drops were experienced by the University of Edinburgh and University of Birmingham. The former dropped 46 places from 2016’s 32 to land at the 78th spot, while the latter fell to the 142nd position from the 90th, sliding 52 places down the ranking.

Causes of concern

But the question remains that despite some of the most prestigious names in education in its resume, why is the UK losing the race? For starters, experts opine that UK’s higher education has traditionally exhibited weakness in linking with companies.

Other key factors include the steady rise of Asian universities and the loss of advantage of offering courses in English. More and more universities around the world are now offering degree programs that have English as the medium of instruction. This has certainly taken the edge away from universities in the US and UK. Laurent Dupasquier, associate director of Emerging, agrees. “English has become the lingua franca of the university world,” he said. Even countries that earlier remained confined to offering education in native languages, such as France, Germany and China, are now offering degree courses in English.

Rising cost of higher education is also becoming a major consideration, with many top candidates of UK universities now heading to countries like Germany that not only offer top-notch education in English, but also do not break the student’s bank.

And finally, Dupasquier mentioned Brexit as another major reason. “It is obvious that Brexit has huge implications for the higher education system in the UK,” he told Times Higher Education. “As well as the draw of learning the language, the UK was [in the past] an open and welcoming place to go [for students]. Whether this is still the case has been put into doubt by Brexit.”

Considering the realities, employers are certainly beginning to look for top talent in higher education institutions outside the UK. It might be time for you too to reanalyze your plans of studying in the UK.