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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Australia Finds International Education Even More Valuable Than Suspected

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In Australia, international education tops nearly every other sector for growth and development. Now a new report shows just how important international students really are to Australia's economy. Spoiler alert: students from abroad bring in billions! Let's take a closer look at the report and see h…


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Don’t Like Your Country’s Political Parties? Make Like Hong Kong Students and Start Your Own

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In the US, Foreign Students Less Likely to Experience Violent Crime

May 10, 2016

International students in the United States experience lower rates of violent crime than their American counterparts. That's the takeaway from a new study published in March. But why do foreign students encounter less crime? And do these rates apply to all students from abroad? Let's take a closer l…


Al Yamamah University

Bachelor of Law (LLB)

May 25, 2016
Under the College of Business Administration, Al Yamamah University’s Department of Law offers LLB degree program, leading to a qualifying law degree for academic and professional purposes.

Middlesex University Mauritius

LLB Law with International Relations

May 25, 2016
The LLB (Hons) is a prestigious academic qualification, which addresses the broader ethical, social, political, economic, cultural and historical contexts within which law operates. Students are required to develop the skills of legal analysis and are encouraged to evaluate the law and legal systems and processes.

Fordham University School of Law

LLM in U.S. Law

May 18, 2016
This program offers students the flexibility to develop a curriculum in U.S. law topics that suits their particular needs and interests. This degree is designed for students who have received their primary legal education in civil law countries and who plan to return to their home countries within a few years of receiving the LLM degree.

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Are STEM and Law Studies the Perfect Fit?

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5 Tips For Choosing Your Law School Courses

May 11, 2016

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Five Reasons Lawyers Should Answer the Call to Code

April 27, 2016

Patents. Mergers and acquisitions. Legal history. Copyright. Income tax. Securities regulation. Coding. Insert record-scratching sound here. Coding? While understanding the ins and outs of building computer software might not make the list of things you expect to learn in law school, the fact is tha...>

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.