The University of Buenos Aires (Spanish: Universidad de Buenos Aires, UBA) is the largest university in Argentina and the second largest university by enrollment in Latin America. Founded on August 12, 1821 in the city of Buenos Aires, it consists of 13 departments (including the faculty of Law), 6 hospitals, 10 museums and is linked to 4 high schools.
Access to the university is free of charge for everyone, including foreigners. However, the postgraduate programs charge tuition fees that can be covered with research scholarships for those students with outstanding academic performance. The university has produced four Nobel Prize laureates, one of the most prolific institutions in the Spanish-speaking world. According to the QS World University Rankings (2015/16) the University of Buenos Aires ranked number 124th in the world and, according to Top Universities, it is the 46th best university in the world taking into account employer reputation.
The University of Melbourne is an Australian public research university located in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 1853, it is Australia’s second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria. Times Higher Education ranks Melbourne as 33rd in the world, while the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities places Melbourne 44th in the world (both first in Australia).
Melbourne’s main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb north of the Melbourne central business district, with several other campuses located across Victoria. Melbourne is a sandstone university and a member of the Group of Eight, Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Since 1872 various residential colleges have become affiliated with the university. There are 12 colleges located on the main campus and in nearby suburbs offering academic, sporting and cultural programs alongside accommodation for Melbourne students and faculty. UniMelb comprises 11 separate academic units and is associated with numerous institutes and research centres.
Melbourne Law School is ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 8 in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject (2016). The QS rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 36 individual subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
Melbourne Law School’s vibrant and active community comprises internationally renowned teaching staff, a strong global alumni network, dedicated mentors, visiting scholars from around the world, leading research centres and institutions, as well as many partner international organisations.
Melbourne Law School JD students can participate in exchange programs, undertake a dual degree at one of our partnered universities overseas and apply for an international internship during their degrees. A Melbourne Law School degree also prepares graduates for global careers. More than one-third of our graduates have worked or are working in international locations.
The Queensland University of Technology, abbreviated as QUT, is a public research university located in the urban coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland [Australia].
QUT is located on three campuses in the Brisbane area: Gardens Point, Kelvin Grove, and Caboolture. The university has approximately 35,000 undergraduate students and 5,000 post graduate students, of which 6,000 are international students. It has over 4 000 staff members, and an annual budget of more than AU$750 million. The university in its current form was founded 1989, when the then Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) merged with the Brisbane College of Advanced Education.
QUT ranks within the top 10 Australian universities and the upper 3 per cent world-wide. QUT has been ranked as Australia’s best university under 50 years of age by the Times Higher Education Top 100, and ranks 26th globally in that category. The QUT School of Law was established in 1977 at the request of the legal profession for a law school that balanced theoretical and practical legal education. It is home to more than 3,000 high-achieving students, and it is located in the Garden’s Point Campus, within easy access of city workplaces and public transport.
The University of Vienna (German: Universität Wien) is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is one of the oldest universities in the German-speaking world. With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna has developed into one of the biggest universities in Europe, and also one of the most renowned, especially in the Humanities. It is associated with 15 Nobel prize winners and has been the academic home of a large number of figures both of historical and academic importance.
Today, the University of Vienna is the largest university in Vienna. 63,000 students from 130 countries are currently enrolled at the University, which offers more than 135 Bachelor, Master, Diploma and Doctoral programs in the fields of study covered by its Faculties.
Research and education at the University of Vienna encompasses a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, ranging from theology, jurisprudence, economics, computer science, to the humanities and to the social and natural sciences.
University of Vienna’s School of Law (Vienna Law School) was also founded in 1365 and was one of the first law schools established in Europe. Today, its research and teaching activities comprise all traditional fields of legal studies as well as 38 special concentrations, some LL.M. programs and a doctoral program.
The University of Dhaka (also known as Dhaka University or simply ‘DU’), is the oldest university in modern Bangladesh. Established in 1921 during the British Raj, it has made significant contributions to the modern history of Bangladesh. After the Partition of India, it became the focal point of progressive and democratic movements in Pakistan. Its students and teachers played a central role in the rise of Bengali nationalism and the independence of Bangladesh.
Today, it is the largest public university in Bangladesh, with a student body of 33,000 and a faculty of 1,800. It was identified by AsiaWeek as one of the top 100 universities in Asia.
The Faculty of Law, established in 1921, has been in the vanguard of legal education in the territory now comprising Bangladesh. The Faculty of Law has a history of innovation in its curriculum, methods of teaching, and programs.
The University of São Paulo (Portuguese: Universidade de São Paulo, USP) is a public university in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is the largest Brazilian public university and the country’s most prestigious educational institution, and holds a high reputation among world universities, being ranked 51-60 worldwide in reputation by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. USP is involved in teaching, research and university extension in all areas of knowledge, offering a broad range of courses.
The university was founded in 1934, regrouping already existing schools in the state of São Paulo, such as the Faculdade de Direito do Largo de São Francisco (Law), the Polytechnic School (Engineering) and the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (Agriculture). The university has subsequently created new departments, becoming one of the largest institutions of higher education in Latin America, with approximately 90,000 enrolled students. Currently, it has eleven campuses, four of them in the city of São Paulo. The remaining campuses are in the cities of Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto and two in São Carlos.
The Law School was founded in 1827. It is the oldest faculty in Brazil. Having been an independent entity for more than a hundred years, it joined the University of São Paulo at the time of its foundation in 1934. It is also known as also known as the Faculdade de Direito do Largo de São Francisco.
Consistently ranked as the best Law School in Brazil, São Francisco Law School has been the alma mater to 12 Brazilian presidents and many outstanding public officers, diplomats, scholars, writers, politicians and businessmen. Each year São Francisco Law School admits 460 new students in its undegraduate (LL.B.) program, from roughly 10,000 to 15,000 applicants. Graduate programs (MSc and PhD) are also available.
The University of Concepción (Spanish: Universidad de Concepción) is one of the most prestigious universities in Chile. It is the third oldest university in the country and is part of the Council of Rectors. It was the first university founded in the south of Chile, and the first to become a private-law corporation. In addition, it belongs to the Southern Cross University Network (in Spanish: Red Universitaria Cruz del Sur).
Its main campus is located at the Concepción’s University City, with additional campuses in Chillán and Los Ángeles.
The QS University Ranking 2012 ranks the University of Concepción as the ninth best in Latin America. The 2011 CSIC University Ranking named it as the second best in Chile and 19th best in Latin America, while business magazine America Economía’s 2010 SIR Iberoamerican Ranking rates it as the nation’s number three university.
The university is located in the University District. The whole campus comprises what is known as the Ciudad Universitaria (University City), which also contains museums, sculptures and parks. In 2010, the University of Concepción campus was named one of Chile’s most important architectural works from the first half of the 20th century. The “Obra Bicentenario” award distinguishes works that, in the last 100 years, have changed the face of Chile’s cities and most improved the quality of life of its inhabitants.
The university is made up of 19 schools and departments, including the School of Law and Social Sciences.
Alberto Hurtado University (Spanish: Universidad Alberto Hurtado) is a Jesuit university located in downtown Santiago.
Established in 1997, the university was created from the merger of three separate institutes: Instituto Latinoamericano de Doctrina y Estudios Sociales (ILADES), the Centro de Investigación, Desarrollo de la Educación (CIDE), and the Fundación Educacional Roberto Bellarmino. The university is named after a famous Chilean Jesuit Saint, Father Alberto Hurtado.
The University has over 4,300 students, and it is split into six schools: Psychology, Education, Philosophy and Humanities, Law, Economics and Business, and Social Sciences. The school of Economics and Business is closely connected with its Jesuit partner institution Georgetown University. It is possible to earn a Georgetown Masters of Arts degree in Economics by taking all of the classes in Chile.
The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. As a comprehensive public Central European university, University of Zagreb offers education and research and in all scientific fields (arts, bio-medicine, biotechnology, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences) and a broad spectrum of courses at all study levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate.
With 29 Faculties, 3 Art Academies and the University Centre for Croatian Studies it is the flagship educational institution in the country, a place where more than 7900 teachers and 72480 students develop knowledge and acquire skills.
The University of Nicosia (Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Λευκωσίας Turkish: Lefkoşa Üniversitesi) is the largest university in Cyprus, with campuses based in the three largest cities in Cyprus: Nicosia, Lemesos and Larnaca. It was formally known, until September 2007, as Inter college. The University enrolls approximately 8,000 students, 4,000 of which are based in Nicosia.
The University of Nicosia has established itself as a dynamic and respected international institution of higher education in just 31 years. It is the only University in Cyprus with a system of three campuses in the major cities of Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca.
Beginning as a small educational institution preparing Cypriots for professional examinations, the University of Nicosia is today a vibrant international university where students of many ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds may earn undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional qualifications at a significant cost advantage and, for many of them, close to home. The University of Nicosia is the largest private university in Cyprus; its current enrollment is about 5,000 students.
The history of the University is characterized by strategic growth: the systematic addition of certificate and degree programs through the Master’s level, the establishment of academic links with other universities and professional bodies, expansion to the cities of Limassol and Larnaca, the recruitment and retention of doctoral or professionally qualified faculty, an increasing emphasis on research and publications and a strategic goal to become the first and best private university in Cyprus.
The School of Law offers under-graduate, post-graduate and doctoral courses.
The University of Turku (in Finnish Turun yliopisto, in Swedish Åbo universitet, shortened in UTU), located in Turku in southwestern Finland (EU), is the second largest university in the country as measured by student enrollment, after University of Helsinki. It was established in 1920 and also has faculties at Rauma, Pori and Salo. The university is a member of the Coimbra Group.
University of Turku is an active academic community of 25 000 students and staff members – a truly international research university, a provider and developer of Finnish high-quality education and a strong bellwether of its area.
The Faculty of Law of the University of Turku is a modern research and education community. Generating new information through research and educating new professionals are the faculty’s top priorities. Calonia, the faculty building, houses a tight academic community where the interaction between students and teachers is simple and casual.
The faculty conducts quality education and research which cover a wide academic range. Additionally, the teachers and researchers of the faculty participate actively in public discussion. The partners and the alumni of the faculty play a important role in developing its activities.
The University of the Littoral Opal Coast (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale), also known as ULCO, is a French university, based in Boulogne, Calais, Dunkirk (Dunkerque) and Saint Omer. The head office is in Dunkirk (Dunkerque in French). It reports to the Academy of Lille and is a member of the European Doctoral College Lille-Nord-Pas de Calais.
ULCO is situated in Pas-de-Calais, in the north of France, north west of Lille. The full name is “Université du Littoral – Côte d’Opale”. The university is divided in four parts, in four cities: Boulogne sur Mer, Calais, Dunkerque and Saint-Omer. It was created in 1991; the first year of studies was in 1992. Several degrees are granted there, and the university was integrated in the European Space of Higher Education in 2004 (Bologna Process).
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are autonomous public institutes of higher education, located in India. They are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 which has declared them as institutions of national importance, and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance etc. The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists twenty-three institutes located at Bhilai, Madras, Delhi, Dhanbad, Dharwad, Goa, Guwahati, Jammu, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Bombay, Roorkee, Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi, Palghat, Patna, Ropar, Tirupati and Varanasi. Each IIT is an autonomous institution, linked to the others through a common IIT Council, which oversees their administration.
The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur or IIT KGP) is a public engineering institution established by the government of India in 1951. It was the first of the IITs to be established, and is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. Among all IITs, IIT Kharagpur has the largest campus (2,100 acres), the most departments, and the highest student enrollment. IIT Kharagpur has 19 academic departments, eight multi-disciplinary centres/schools, and 13 schools of excellence in addition to more than 25 central research and development units.
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) is a Law school based at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. It was set up in collaboration with the George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] and has the unique distinction of being the only law school within the IIT system. It is also the first law school in India imparting full-time Intellectual Property education along with other regular courses prescribed by the Bar Council of India.
National Law University, Delhi (University of Law, NLUD), is specialized law university and one of the most prestigious law university in India, offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is situated in Sector 14, Pin Code: 110078 Dwarka, New Delhi [India].
NLUD is one of the national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India. The statute provides for the Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi to function as the University’s Chancellor whereas the Vice-Chancellor functions as the chief administrator.
Established in 1088, the University of Bologna is the oldest university in the western world, founded by students for students, when masters of grammar, rhetoric and logic began to devote themselves to law. Today, with a community of more than 85,000 students, the university is among the largest in Italy, offering 200 degree programs and two-year specialized courses across 33 departments and 11 schools. It is Italy’s second-highest entry in the QS World University Rankings, at 208th.
The School of Law combines the dynamism of a modern international institution with the heritage of nearly 1000 years’ experience. Bologna Law School stands at the cutting edge of research, embodying as it does the Department of Legal Studies and Department of Economics; it thus offers its students a complete intellectual, practical and professional education based on centuries of a supranational outlook.
The Bachelors and Masters emerging from the four degree courses activated at the two Campuses, Bologna and Ravenna, are fully conversant with all the bases of private and public law, and will usually have benefited from a period of study at a European or extra-European university, a practice which the School encourages and vouches for with its rich network of inter-university agreements.
The School of Law’s degree programme tuition takes place in the heart of Bologna old town or on the campus of Ravenna. Students are provided with multimedia and linguistic facilities, and assisted both generically and personally by help desks and tutorage. In the “A.Cicu” library of the Department of Legal Studies they have one of the most richly endowed resources in the whole of Italy; ever since its foundation in the early years of the twentieth century, this has been a hub and meeting point between academe and professional lawyers.
The University of Amsterdam (abbreviated as UvA, Dutch: Universiteit van Amsterdam) is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It has its origins in the Athenaeum Illustre (1632) and, with over 30,000 students, over 5,000 employees and an annual budget of 600 million euros, is one of the largest general research universities in Europe. It is the largest university in the Netherlands by enrollment. The main campus is located in central Amsterdam, with a few faculties located in adjacent boroughs. The university is organised into seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Science, Law, Medicine, and Dentistry.
The Faculty of Law (Dutch: Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid) (FdR) is housed in the Oudemanhuispoort, a historic building dating from 1602 situated in the center of Amsterdam. It has approximately 3,500 students and 350 staff members. The Faculty offers nine LL.M. programs, of which two are taught in English. In addition the Faculty offers three advanced LL.M. programs, which are all taught in English. Research at the Faculty is undertaken by five research institutes which specialize in the following areas: International law, Private law, Environmental law, Labor law, and Information law.
Since its inception in 1973, Qatar University (QU) has served as Qatar’s primary institution of higher education. With more than 17,000 students in its ranks, it is today a beacon of higher education and academic and research excellence in the GCC region.
QU is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. Underpinning this commitment is the goal to align its colleges, programs and courses with established international standards and best practices. As a result, QU has been successful in its accreditation initiatives, earning the endorsement of numerous leading international accrediting bodies.
QU has achieved a number of rankings successes, the most recent of which is No 1 in the Arab region in the Round University Rankings (RUR), which followed No 1 in the International Outlook Indicator of the World University Rankings 2015-2016. Nine colleges — Arts and Sciences (CAS); Business and Economics (CBE); Education (CED); Engineering (CENG); Health Sciences (CHS); Law (LAWC); Medicine (CMED); Pharmacy (CPH); and Sharia and Islamic Studies (CSIS) — offer the widest range of academic programs in Qatar tailoring them to meet the needs of Qatari society — 31 Bachelors, 26 Masters, 4 Diplomas, and 6 Doctoral programs.
Legal studies were originally part of the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies. As the country’s development gathered momentum, the need for expansion in legal education became inevitable, hence the establishment of an autonomous College of Law in 2006.
Since then, the College of Law has grown exponentially. The current student population is about 800 with faculty strength of 50 highly educated and diverse academics supported by a team of highly motivated administrative staff. A range of programs have been introduced to enrich the curriculum and achieve the college’s mission. These include the Center for Energy and Sustainability Law to serve as platform for engagement with industry, Externship program to give our students a taste of practical work prior to graduation, a Legal Writing program that advances the writing and research skills of our students, clinics in Domestic Violence, Human Rights, Environment and many other initiatives.
The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University.
The university has its roots in the mining industry, as do Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand in general. Founded in 1896 as the South African School of Mines in Kimberley, it is the third oldest South African university in continuous operation, after the University of Cape Town (1829), and Stellenbosch University (1866).
In 1959, the Extension of University Education Act forced restricted registrations of black students for most of the apartheid era; despite this, several notable black leaders graduated from the university. It was desegregated once again prior to the abolition of apartheid in 1990. Several of apartheid’s most provocative critics, of either European or African descent, were one-time students and graduates of the university.
The university has an enrolment of 33,711 students as of 2015, of which approximately 18% live on campus in the university’s 22 residences. 65% of the university’s total enrolment is for undergraduate study, with the remaining 35% being postgraduate.
Established in 1922, the Oliver Schreiner School of Law has a long-established reputation as a premier centre for legal studies. Students refine their abilities to analyse and solve problems, argue from a position of weakness or strength, and work effectively under pressure. In addition to a sound theoretical education, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on, real-world legal experience through exposure to the final-year Practical Legal Studies component of the law degree, and have access to a wide range of electronic databases, IT services, as well as a three-storey library and research space located centrally in the Law School Building. We pride ourselves on teaching students the values of democracy and justice.
The University of Geneva (French: Université de Genève) is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin as a theological seminary and law school. It remained focused on theology until the 17th century, when it became a center for Enlightenment scholarship. In 1873, it dropped its religious affiliations and became officially secular.
Today, the university is the second-largest university in Switzerland by number of students, with at least 40% of them coming from foreign countries. UNIGE has academic research and development programs in various fields that are represented through various faculties. It holds and actively pursues teaching, research, and community service as its primary objectives.
UNIGE is a member of the League of European Research Universities (including academic institutions such as Amsterdam, Cambridge, Heidelberg, Helsinki and Milan) the Coimbra Group and the European University Association.
The former students and alumni of the University and the Graduate Institute include high-profile personalities such as M. Manuel Barroso (previous president of the European Commission), M. Kofi Annan (seventh Secretary General of the United Nations), Ms Carla del Ponte (chief prosecutor of two United Nations international criminal law tribunals), and M. Hans Gert Pöttering (president of the European Parliament from 2007 to 2009).
The Faculty of Law hosts several research centers, including the Centre for Banking and Financial Law, the Centre for European Legal Studies and the Art Law Centre, and offers a wide variety of academic courses covering all areas of law, with a strong focus on international and comparative law. Benefiting from its strategic location in one of the world’s main arbitration venues with a long tradition in dispute settlement, the Faculty of Law has developed a recognized area of expertise in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution incorporating research projects, conferences and seminars.
Zayed University is the newest of the three government-sponsored higher education institutions in the United Arab Emirates.
Achieving accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the USA, it became the first federal university in the UAE to be internationally accredited. It is named in honor of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the country’s first president.
The University has eight colleges: College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, College of Business, College of Communication and Media Sciences, College of Education, College of Technological Innovation, College of Humanities and Social Scinces, College of Natural and Health Sciences, and University College. Until 2008 Zayed University was accepting only UAE national women, but then after the opening of Sweihan campus which is a collaboration between Zayed University and the UAE Armed Forces approximately 200 male students were admitted.
City, University of London is a public research university and a leading international institution, committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. Founded in 1894, the university has its main campus in Islington, central London.
The City Law School is one of the five schools of City, University of London. Until 1997, the ICSL had a monopoly on the provision of the Bar Vocational Course (BVC), now known as the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), the obligatory professional training for would-be barristers in England and Wales, before they commence pupillage.
The School is divided into two sections on two campuses. The academic instruction section is based in the Gloucester Building, next to the university’s main campus on Northampton Square. It offers education at all levels of legal qualification, including a three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme, a two-year Graduate Entry LLB degree programme, a one-year Masters of Law (LLM) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) course. This latter programme enjoys a nationwide reputation as one of Britain’s elite qualifying diploma courses for non-law graduates. The School also teaches the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for would-be solicitors.
The professional instruction section, formerly the Inns of Court School of Law, is located at Gray’s Inn near Holborn. This section administers the Bar Professional Training Course(formerly the Bar Vocational Course) for intending barristers and the Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors as well as several Master of Laws (LLM) masters programmes. The Legal Practice Course is the only one in London to be rated ‘Excellent’ by the Law Society.
Approximately 1500 students are enrolled at the City Law School each year.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a public university in Nottingham, England [United Kingdom]. It was founded as a new university in 1992 from Trent Polytechnic (later Nottingham Polytechnic). Its roots go back to 1843 with the establishment of the Nottingham Government School of Design which still exists within the university today. It is the 16th largest university in the UK (out of 165) with 26,890 students split over three different campuses.
The university has a strong research arm with, in 2008, 74% of the university’s research considered of “international status” and “an impressive 8% ranked as world-leading”. The 2014 REF upgraded the status of the university’s research, with 90% considered of either “world-leading”, “internationally-excellent”, or “internationally-recognised” status. In November 2015, the university was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, “the highest national honour for a UK University” based on numerous research projects.
Nottingham Law School is one of the largest law schools in the UK providing courses for every stage of legal training. The University also hosts the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law. The Centre drives Nottingham Law School’s excellence and innovation in the fields of both business and insolvency law. The Centre was established in 2008 and its fields of research have been considerably widened in order to encourage the participation of as many staff members as possible.
The mission of the Centre is to pursue and encourage innovative scholarship and research in the fields of business and insolvency law, on both a national and international level. It regularly publishes the NIBLeJ (Nottingham Insolvency and Business Law eJournal), a peer-reviewed academic journal which specializes in the field of insolvency law.