Best Law and Political Science Universities in Canada

The 1st edition of 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.

University Details
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.
25 World 1 National University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Scholars 15 1,096 Σ H-Index 343
97 World 2 National McGill University

McGill University

Scholars 4 375 Σ H-Index 127
99 World 3 National University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

Scholars 5 400 Σ H-Index 123
106 World 4 National University of Montreal

University of Montreal

Scholars 3 382 Σ H-Index 117
110 World 5 National Queen's University

Queen's University

Scholars 3 309 Σ H-Index 114
112 World 6 National Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Scholars 2 377 Σ H-Index 111
119 World 7 National York University

York University

Scholars 3 254 Σ H-Index 102
121 World 8 National University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Scholars 4 260 Σ H-Index 99
137 World 9 National Carleton University

Carleton University

Scholars 3 172 Σ H-Index 80
174 World 10 National Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University

Scholars 2 146 Σ H-Index 58
199 World 11 National University of Victoria

University of Victoria

Scholars 2 122 Σ H-Index 44
203 World 12 National University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

Scholars 2 81 Σ H-Index 43
206 World 13 National McMaster University

McMaster University

Scholars 2 140 Σ H-Index 41
225 World 14 National Ryerson University

Ryerson University

Scholars 1 166 Σ H-Index 29
318 World 15 National Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Scholars 1 58 Σ H-Index 21
333 World 16 National Université Laval

Université Laval

Scholars 1 81 Σ H-Index 20
338 World 17 National University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Scholars 1 54 Σ H-Index 20

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