MELBOURNE has claimed the top spot in Australia for the study of law, according to the newly released QS University Rankings Survey.
The University of Melbourne ranked ninth place in the world for law, according to the survey which ranks 2000 universities globally.
Out of 100 points for each category, The University of Melbourne was handed 57.1 academically, 59.7 as an employer, and 42.1 for citations, giving it a total score of 56.4.
University of Sydney followed closely behind at 11th place, scoring 57 academically, 51.2 as an employer, 43.3 for citations and 53.9 overall.
Australian National University came in at 15th place in the law rankings, with a total score of 50.6. Monash came in at 20th, with a total score of 45.9.
The university rankings use global surveys on academic reputation and employer reputation, as well as data on citations per faculty member, faculty student ration and proportion of international students and international faculty members.
The law rankings remain dominated by United States-based institutions and those from the United Kingdom. In top place is Harvard with 100 points for academic, 93.8 for employer, 35.4 for citations and an overall score of 91.7.
University of Oxford came in second with a total 89.4 points, including 100 points as employer. Cambridge, Yale and Stanford came in third, fourth and fifth place.