Best Law and Political Science Universities in the World 2022

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Law and Political Science universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 20 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Law and Political Science, over 3,028 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 406 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community.

A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
1 World 1 National
Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 54 5,611 Σ D-index 2,051
2 World 2 National
Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 36 3,201 Σ D-index 1,256
3 World 1 National Scholars 32 2,972 Σ D-index 1,002
4 World 3 National
Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 29 2,322 Σ D-index 912
5 World 2 National
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 34 2,544 Σ D-index 878
6 World 4 National Scholars 26 1,959 Σ D-index 728
7 World 5 National
New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 22 2,233 Σ D-index 712
8 World 6 National
University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 19 1,882 Σ D-index 646
9 World 7 National
Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 23 1,916 Σ D-index 645
10 World 8 National Scholars 19 1,676 Σ D-index 574
11 World 9 National
Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 16 1,484 Σ D-index 554
12 World 10 National Scholars 19 1,475 Σ D-index 527
13 World 11 National Scholars 17 1,490 Σ D-index 499
14 World 1 National Scholars 16 1,833 Σ D-index 496
15 World 12 National
Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 16 1,059 Σ D-index 450
16 World 1 National Scholars 12 1,373 Σ D-index 442
17 World 13 National Scholars 13 1,157 Σ D-index 399
18 World 14 National
Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 14 1,104 Σ D-index 398
19 World 15 National
Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 12 1,001 Σ D-index 393
20 World 16 National Scholars 14 947 Σ D-index 389
21 World 17 National Scholars 15 1,077 Σ D-index 382
22 World 18 National Scholars 14 1,008 Σ D-index 364
23 World 19 National Scholars 12 905 Σ D-index 346
24 World 20 National
Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 13 905 Σ D-index 344
25 World 1 National Scholars 15 1,096 Σ D-index 343
26 World 21 National Scholars 10 776 Σ D-index 342
27 World 3 National
University of Essex

University of Essex

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 954 Σ D-index 338
28 World 1 National Scholars 11 914 Σ D-index 337
29 World 22 National Scholars 10 696 Σ D-index 335
30 World 4 National
King's College London

King's College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 1,192 Σ D-index 317
31 World 23 National
Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 10 789 Σ D-index 316
32 World 24 National
American University

American University

United States
Scholars 10 863 Σ D-index 314
33 World 25 National
George Mason University

George Mason University

United States
Scholars 10 996 Σ D-index 304
34 World 5 National
University of Manchester

University of Manchester

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 849 Σ D-index 301
35 World 26 National
University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 11 977 Σ D-index 297
36 World 6 National
University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 971 Σ D-index 296
37 World 27 National
Georgetown University

Georgetown University

United States
Scholars 8 1,190 Σ D-index 296
38 World 7 National
University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom
Scholars 10 953 Σ D-index 279
39 World 28 National Scholars 9 774 Σ D-index 277
40 World 29 National Scholars 9 707 Σ D-index 267
41 World 30 National Scholars 8 675 Σ D-index 267
42 World 31 National
Northeastern University

Northeastern University

United States
Scholars 8 820 Σ D-index 261
43 World 8 National
University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 836 Σ D-index 260
44 World 2 National Scholars 9 744 Σ D-index 257
45 World 32 National
Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 8 685 Σ D-index 254
46 World 33 National Scholars 9 571 Σ D-index 252
47 World 34 National Scholars 8 600 Σ D-index 250
48 World 9 National
University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 10 844 Σ D-index 246
49 World 35 National Scholars 6 754 Σ D-index 242
50 World 36 National
University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 8 599 Σ D-index 239
51 World 37 National
University of Virginia

University of Virginia

United States
Scholars 8 680 Σ D-index 235
52 World 38 National Scholars 9 541 Σ D-index 225
53 World 39 National
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 8 689 Σ D-index 222
54 World 1 National Scholars 8 704 Σ D-index 215
55 World 10 National
University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 9 634 Σ D-index 214
56 World 11 National
University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 948 Σ D-index 210
57 World 12 National
University of Warwick

University of Warwick

United Kingdom
Scholars 9 576 Σ D-index 203
58 World 3 National
Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 6 576 Σ D-index 199
59 World 1 National
KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 5 774 Σ D-index 198
60 World 13 National
The Open University

The Open University

United Kingdom
Scholars 7 602 Σ D-index 190
61 World 1 National
University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 7 473 Σ D-index 190
62 World 40 National
University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

United States
Scholars 7 422 Σ D-index 190
63 World 1 National Scholars 6 643 Σ D-index 188
64 World 41 National
Emory University

Emory University

United States
Scholars 7 433 Σ D-index 184
65 World 42 National
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

United States
Scholars 7 361 Σ D-index 184
66 World 1 National Scholars 6 536 Σ D-index 184
67 World 43 National
University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 5 353 Σ D-index 184
68 World 2 National
University of Geneva

University of Geneva

Switzerland
Scholars 7 635 Σ D-index 183
69 World 2 National Scholars 8 441 Σ D-index 182
70 World 1 National Scholars 8 498 Σ D-index 181
71 World 44 National
Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 7 490 Σ D-index 180
72 World 14 National
University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 788 Σ D-index 180
73 World 45 National
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 7 495 Σ D-index 179
74 World 2 National Scholars 6 481 Σ D-index 171
75 World 15 National
University of Sussex

University of Sussex

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 448 Σ D-index 171
76 World 16 National
University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 7 475 Σ D-index 168
77 World 2 National Scholars 5 516 Σ D-index 167
78 World 3 National Scholars 7 499 Σ D-index 162
79 World 3 National Scholars 6 529 Σ D-index 160
80 World 46 National
MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 5 300 Σ D-index 158
81 World 47 National Scholars 6 405 Σ D-index 157
82 World 4 National Scholars 6 378 Σ D-index 146
83 World 2 National Scholars 5 490 Σ D-index 146
84 World 2 National Scholars 4 327 Σ D-index 146
85 World 48 National Scholars 6 517 Σ D-index 139
86 World 17 National
University of Southampton

University of Southampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 489 Σ D-index 139
87 World 18 National
University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 431 Σ D-index 134
88 World 4 National Scholars 3 332 Σ D-index 134
89 World 3 National
University of Bern

University of Bern

Switzerland
Scholars 5 358 Σ D-index 133
90 World 49 National
University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

United States
Scholars 4 391 Σ D-index 133
91 World 4 National
Leiden University

Leiden University

Netherlands
Scholars 5 335 Σ D-index 132
92 World 19 National
University of York

University of York

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 350 Σ D-index 131
93 World 5 National Scholars 5 594 Σ D-index 131
94 World 3 National Scholars 5 406 Σ D-index 130
95 World 20 National
Cardiff University

Cardiff University

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 450 Σ D-index 129
96 World 21 National
University of Kent

University of Kent

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 453 Σ D-index 128
97 World 2 National Scholars 4 375 Σ D-index 127
98 World 1 National Scholars 5 414 Σ D-index 123
99 World 3 National Scholars 5 400 Σ D-index 123
100 World 4 National
ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 3 313 Σ D-index 123

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