World class – Kent Law School ranked 6th in 2008 RAE
Kent Law School has been rated as the sixth best law school in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), published in December.
The RAE, the official system for grading the quality of research of UK universities, stated that 65% of the research activity of Kent Law School is of 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) 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, Professor Joanne Conaghan, said: ‘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.’
The critical approach to the study of law taken by Kent has contributed significantly to the thriving and active research culture at Kent Law School, the quality of which is evidenced in the RAE profile.
All academic staff at Kent Law School are actively involved in teaching at postgraduate and/or undergraduate level, with the RAE score a direct reflection on the knowledge and expertise of the staff at Kent.