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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Are Indian Universities Abandoning the Cap and Gown?

August 23, 2016

When you picture yourself crossing the stage and accepting your law studies degree, you’re probably wearing a conventional cap and gown. However, Indian schools are increasingly turning to a different look: “attire that has an ‘Indian essence,’” according to The Times o…


Taking on Gender Equality in Ireland

August 16, 2016

As countries around the world aim to boost gender equality in higher education, Ireland is taking a major step to address the issue, according to UTV Ireland. A recently released report commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and conducted by the Expert Group highlights the issue while …


New International Collaboration Policies Promise Improved HE in India

August 9, 2016

Recent news from India reveals additional efforts underway by Indian universities to enhance the quality of its higher education offerings by partnering with top universities from around the world. Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect to see based on a new University Grant Commission…

University of Greenwich

LLB (Hons) Commercial Law

August 25, 2016
The LLB Hons Commercial Law programme is new to Greenwich – the first intake of students started in September 2015 – and it aims to build on the success of our well-established LLB Hons Law programme.

European Law and Governance School

LLM in EU Law

July 26, 2016
This one year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of European Union law, and enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe.

DEI College

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

July 26, 2016
The dynamic character of Law becomes increasingly evident both in Greece and abroad and makes the application of national and international law to the legal problem at hand a highly interesting challenge.



Three Tips for Adapting to the Brave New World of Law Studies

August 17, 2016

The field of law is not the same today as it was 50, 25 or even 10 years ago. Perhaps of even greater note? It won’t be the same a decade from now as it is today. Let’s take a closer look ...


Micronations of the World: Law and Politics in Practice

August 4, 2016

In the last several years, the world has seen some major attempts by nations and regions to secede from their established political unions, with varying degrees of success. But while parliaments debate exit strategies, citizens rally in support of independence or union, and the world watches to see ...>


The Changing Face of Gendered Language

July 20, 2016

Gender identity is at the forefront of the political world. But while courts and judges fight over bathrooms and weddings, and law enforcement and civil rights activists fight discrimination and hate speech, gender-neutral language is already being used to make the world more accessible for everyone...>

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.