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Feb. 22, 2009

School of Law at the University of Nottingham ranked in top 5 in RAE 2008

University of Nottingham logoThe School of Law at the University of Nottingham has been rated as excellent in both teaching and research. It has achieved an excellent outcome in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, being ranked in the top five law schools in the UK.

Schools were not required to enter all of their academic staff, but the School of Law at Nottingham returned 100% of its lecturers, associate professors and professors in the Exercise. This was one of the higher number of staff entries for law schools (only 8 of the 67 law schools entered a higher total number of staff).

University of NotttinghamIn the School’s Quality Profile, 95% of the School of Law's research was judged to be of international quality, with 30% world-leading:

  • 4* (quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour): 30%
  • 3* (quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour but which nonetheless falls short of the highest standards of excellence): 35%
  • 2* (quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour): 30%
  • 1* (quality that is recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour): 5%
  • UC (Unclassified) (Quality that falls below the standard): 0%.


Professor Stephen Bailey, Head of School, said: 'We are delighted to be ranked in the top five law schools in the UK. This result recognises the outstanding quality of the research carried out by a dedicated team of people in the School and I am very proud of what we have achieved.'

More details of the RAE 2008 Outcomes for Law can be seen at the School of Law website.

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