Best 10 Law Schools in Europe 2019 (Recommended by 3 University Rankings)

Do you want to study Law at a university in Europe and you don’t know where to start from? How about the best laws schools from European countries, as recommended by the best university rankings in the world.

We’ve gathered data from 3 of the most notable rankings that include universities offering Law degrees considered to be some of the best in Europe. The rankings are:

  • QS Rankings by TopUniversities
  • World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai University

We have added more than one top 10 ranking so you get a more diverse look at the best options for studying Law. You probably shouldn’t limit yourself to only one list, as each ranking uses its own criteria to define which university ends up on top.

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Best law schools in Europe by QS Rankings 2019

141 universities from Europe are present in the QS law school rankings. The United Kingdom has the most universities present in the rankings – 34 law schools. The UK is followed by Italy with 15 top universities of law, and Germany with 14. Here is the top 10 list:

See the full top law school list on the official TopUniversites website.

Best law schools in Europe by Times Higher Education Rankings 2019

The law rankings from Times Higher Education use a modified methodology of the World Rankings to fit the subject of Law. The learning environment and research volume, income and reputation weigh the most, followed by industry citations, international environment and industry income. A minimum of 1,000 research publications was required for a university to be included in the rankings.

  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK
  • University College London, UK
  • The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • KU Leuven, Belgium
  • King’s College London, UK
  • Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check out the full list of best universities of law from Times Higher Education.

Smiling female lawyer shakes hand with senior couple. Best law schools in Europe by Shanghai Rankings

The Academic Ranking of World Universities or Shanghai Ranking offers the Asian perspective over Law studies in Europe. Especially in the first part of the list, the law schools coincide with the ones on the previous 2 lists – only the position varies. This confirms that the 3 best university rankings in the world agree on the very top players in Law degree education.

These are the top law schools in Europe according to Shanghai University:

  • University of Oxford, UK
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK
  • University College London, UK
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • King’s College London, UK

All the following universities are considered to take equal positions in the rankings, so we’ve decided to include them all. Just think of them as all occupying positions 7 through 15 together, none higher than another.

Explore the full list of law schools from Shanghai University Rankings.

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Which law school from Europe should you study in?

While studying in one of the most prestigious law schools in Europe increases your chances of getting the expertise and professionalism you’re striving for in your career, this still doesn’t guarantee that you’ll find the best university to fit your needs.

Depending on your goals and plans, you should check out the complete list of European law schools and filter it using your own criteria. Or, if you’re considering other places to study, you can also have a look at the list of best law schools in the United States.

Either way, we hope you’ll become the best lawyer you can be and bring justice to those who need it.

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