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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Opening of New Law School a First for Bhutan

October 25, 2016

As Bhutan continues it transition from absolute monarchy to democratic constitutional monarchy, it’s experiencing many firsts along the way. The latest? The imminent opening of the country’s inaugural law school. Let’s take a closer look at this fascinating development, along with …


American Bar Association Pushes for Stricter Deadline to Pass the Bar

October 18, 2016

The American Bar Association wants to set a two-year deadline for law school graduates to pass the bar, at the risk of law schools losing accreditation.  Find out why.


Korean Law Schools Take Aim At Nepotism

October 13, 2016

Nepotism is hardly a new concept. In fact, it’s pretty much a part of life. But the Korean Association of Law Schools (KALS) has taken steps to prevent nepotism -- at least when it comes to the law school application process. Here’s a breakdown of the change, along with how KALS hopes it…

LLM in Tax Law

LLM in Tax Law

October 25, 2016
The Graduate Tax Program’s focus is to provide courses that give lawyers the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate their careers. All of our faculty have significant experience in a variety of tax practice settings and specialties.

London School Of International Business - LSIB

LLM International Commercial Law (18 months)

October 24, 2016
In the era of globalisation and the growth of transnational corporations, the study of International Commercial Law is particularly relevant. This LLM programme is suitable for graduates of any discipline.

Leiden University

LLM Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights

October 20, 2016
The International Children’s Rights is a one of a kind program, offering an advanced master (LL.M) dedicated to the rights and interests of children from a legal perspective.



Should You Start Your Own Law Practice?

October 26, 2016

While the prospect of opening your own law practice is an exhilarating one, it can also be  intimidating. After all, lawyers already have a full range of roles and responsibilities; is it really ...


5 Bona Fide Truths of Law Students

October 12, 2016

Welcome to the esteemed profession of law!  Before you set up your Lexis Nexis account, there are a few things we think you should know.  Take a look at our Summary of Argument and see for yourself. >


Why All Law Students Should Do Pro Bono Work

September 28, 2016

While earning a decent salary may not be your sole reason for pursuing a law career, it probably factors into the equation. And you most certainly didn’t plan on working for free -- which makes the pro bono concept a challenging one to understand at first glance. Drill down further, however, a...>

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.