Law Studies Programs

Law studies are undergraduate and graduate academic programs offered by Law schools or by law faculties in universities. Law programs are offered at schools around the world and feature a wide range of concentrations. Holding a Law degree give students a solid understanding of law, as well as the critical, analytical and strategic thinking skills necessary allowing the practice of law.

Many universities around the world offer LLB, LLM, MBA in Law, PhD in Law programs, as well as Law courses. It is common for students to specialize in a field within the law discipline such as Business Law, International Law, Environmental Law, Finance Law, Criminal Law, Tax Law, etc.

The variety of different Law programs can be overwhelming - don't let it stop you! Start your search by looking at the most popular Law degrees and Law programs listed below.

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Law Firms Across America Announce Long-Awaited Raises

June 28, 2016

Earlier this month, one of biggest law firms in the US announced a base salary increase for its associates. The news rocked the American legal sector, where salaries have been stagnant for nearly a decade. Let's break down the raise and see what's in store for recent and future law graduates.


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OECD Wants 'Global Competence' Added to PISA Requirements

June 21, 2016

For more than a decade countries and schools around the world have used PISA, an international student assessment tool, to determine students' comprehension of math, science, and reading. Now, the OECD, which administers PISA, has proposed some new additions to the test aimed at determining whether …


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Survey Reveals What Motivates Students to Study Abroad

June 14, 2016

Millions of students from all over the world opt to pursue international studies every year. What compels them to seek out these opportunities? Hobsons Solutions’ annual International Student Survey (ISS) takes an in-depth look at what motivates students to look outside of their home countries…


Middlesex University London

International Minority Rights Law (LLM)

June 27, 2016
This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international minority rights law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the international and regional legal regimes governing minority and indigenous rights, through critical assessment of the efficacy of human rights and sustainable development frameworks.

The University of Cincinnati College of Law LLM

LLM

June 23, 2016
The LLM program is designed to introduce internationally trained lawyers to the US legal system while also giving each student an opportunity to design a course of study at UC Law that best advances his or her professional agenda. Students who complete the program are better able to represent U.S. clients and more prepared for negotiations and litigation… [+] with U.S. parties. [-]

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School

Law with French Law LLB Honours

June 23, 2016
Law is an interesting and challenging discipline which impacts at every level, from people's individual daily lives to the operations of Government on the international stage. Increasingly the international dimension to legal study has become more important, across a wide range of legal areas, as the influence of the European Union and international… [+] organisations have become so significant. [-]

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Five Things to Remember After Law School

June 22, 2016

Congratulations! You've just graduated Juris Doctor from a reputable law school and are looking ahead to an exciting career practicing law. But while you may be finished with your course work, the har...


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Are STEM and Law Studies the Perfect Fit?

May 25, 2016

Political science. History. English. Psychology. Criminal justice. What do these five courses of study have in common with each other? They claim perennial spots on the list of most common majors among law school applicants. However, what many people fail to realize is that focusing on these areas d...>


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5 Tips For Choosing Your Law School Courses

May 11, 2016

Getting accepted into law school and selecting the right program is just the start of the journey toward a law degree. An essential early step along the way? Choosing the right law school classes. Because perusing the course catalog can leave your head spinning, we’ve rounded up five steps aim...>

What are law studies?

Law studies are undergraduate and graduate academic programs offered by Law schools or by law faculties in universities. Law programs are offered at schools around the world, feature a wide range of concentrations, and can suit almost any prospective student.

What are the benefits to take a Law degree?
There are several benefits to enrolling in a Law degree program. Some law degrees qualify the bearer to take qualifying examinations to practice law. Other law programs provide a focus on one legal area to law degree holders or graduates from other undergraduate programs.

What do we study in a Law degree?
Law degree programs often vary depending on the country and university. Many universities around the world offer Bachelor of Laws programs (LLB), which is an undergraduate qualifying law program. Other universities offer Juris Doctor programs as a path to a qualifying law degree. In addition, Master of Laws (LLM), MBA in Law and PhD in Law are offered by law faculties. Within law studies, it is common for students to specialize in a field within the law discipline. For example, some law students specialize in:

  • Contract Law,
  • Criminal Law,
  • Intellectual Property Law,
  • Immigration Law,
  • Human Rights Law,
  • Labour Law,
  • Tax Law,
  • Environmental Law,
  • Banking Law, etc.

What career with a Law Degree?
Graduates from undergraduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor programs are qualified to begin practicing law upon successful completion of the local qualifying examinations (usually called the “bar exam”). Law practice can be anything from working in a local or international firm, representing clients in court, to advising government committees, to working for non-government organizations or doing pro-bono work. Many lawyers, attorneys, solicitors and barristers find they can get more satisfaction from their work when they have heightened their professional qualifications with a graduate-level law degree, such as a Masters in Law, LLM or PhD. The career opportunities for a graduate from a law studies program are diverse and relatively stable: after all, as long as we have laws, the world will always need lawyers.

How much does it cost to take a Law degree?
The costs of obtaining a degree in Law vary from faculty to faculty and country to country. Some charges to consider are for tuition, supplies, student fees and living expenses. Scholarships or stipends may be available for qualified applicants in some law programs. It is possible to contact universities directly from this website for more specific information.

What are the Law degree requirements?
The pre-requisite to enrollment in an undergraduate law degree is proof of successful graduation from a secondary school. Graduates with honors are generally preferred, especially for competitive programs. Graduate law programs (Juris Doctor, LLM, Masters or PhD) require applicants to have completed an undergraduate program in a related subject. The study requirements for an undergraduate- or graduate-level law degree vary depending on the program, school and country. LLB and Juris Doctor programs focus on teaching the topics that will be tested in the professional qualifying examinations in a particular country.

Why take an Online Law Degree?
Online law degree programs are an opportunity for working professionals, or those with a busy schedule, to make time for law study. Top universities around the world offer online law programs for students at the undergraduate or graduate level. An online law degree is a great way to obtain law qualifications without having to commute to campus every day.