Every semester, I always like to share this story from the New York Times in 1900 about the constitutional law exam at the Harvard Law School that caused a student to die from "overstudy":
And if you're curious, this is the exam:
Before my LWB242 Constitutional Law students start panic, rest assured one of my exams has never resulted in a student dying from "overstudy" ... yet.
Hat tip: Josh Blackman's Blog.
The QS World University Rankings 2013 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat arbitrary and imprecise, they are nonetheless interesting. As such, I have compiled a list of the best universities in Australia study law, according to the QS World University Rankings. Sixteen Australian law schools made the list of the top 200 law schools worldwide (only 12 schools made the list last year):
1 . The University of Melbourne (5)
2. The University of Sydney (10)
3. The University of New South Wales (12)
4. Monash University (13)
5. Australian National University (14)
6. Griffith University (43)
7. The University of Queensland (48)
8= Queensland University of Technology (51-100)
8= The University of Adelaide (51-100)
8= The University of Western Australia (51-100)
11= Deakin University (101-150)
11= Macquarie University (101-150)
11= University of South Australia (101-150)
11= University of Technology, Sydney (101-150)
15= LaTrobe University (151-200)
15= RMIT University (151-200)
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