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Jan. 11, 2009

Kent Law School ranked 6th in 2008 Research Assessment Exercise

Kent Law School has been rated the sixth best Law School in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

The RAE, the official system for grading the quality of research of UK Universities, states that 65% of the research activity of Kent Law School is of 4* or 3* standard, with an overall grade point average of 2.85 - the sixth highest rating of any Law School in the UK, and ahead of many other internationally recognised UK Law Schools.

Head of Kent Law School Joanne Conaghan commented: ‘Our RAE rating is a well deserved reflection of the strength of our academic staff and our position at the forefront of the research and development of critical international jurisprudence.’

Kent Law School has long pioneered a critical and innovative approach to the study of law, placing law within a wider social, economic and political context, with teaching and research emphasising this socio-legal approach.  This approach has contributed significantly to the thriving and active research culture at Kent Law School, the quality of which is evidenced in the RAE profile.

The RAE, the first since 2001, presents a research profile for each research active university department in the UK, rating the findings as world-leading (4*), internationally excellent (3*), internationally recognised (2*), and nationally recognised (1*).  More information about the Exercise and full research profiles for each university department can be found on the RAE 2008 website.


Content added on 11 January 2009.

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