Oxford named best 2013 law faculty

Oxford University’s law faculty has beaten rival Cambridge by topping the Guardian newspaper’s 2013 law school rankings.

London School of Economics came second after edging up from fifth place in 2012, while Cambridge dropped to third position.

University College London fell from third place to fourth, while Queen Mary University of London dropped to sixth and King’s College London move up to ninth place. The institutions achieved fourth and tenth position respectively in 2012.

Despite School of Oriental and African Studies shooting up the table last year to sixth position, it plummeted to number 16 for 2013.

Meanwhile Durham and Warwick remained steady on the seventh and eighth spots respectively.

Dundee scraped the top 10 this year, climbing up from 19th place in 2012. 

The tables rank universities according to the following measures: how satisfied their final-year-student are; how much they spend per student; the student/staff ratio; the career prospects of their graduates; a value-added score and what grades pupils have to achieve to stand a chance of being offered a place.

Elsewhere The Telegraph has named Cambridge University as having the toughest entry requirements for law, demanding an average of 543 UCAS points. Meanwhile London School of Economic requires 534 points.