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 More US Law Schools Set to Slash Tuitions?

September 27, 2016

With many aspiring law students put off by the high cost of law school and the prospect of wracking up massive amounts of debt, law schools are reaching for new ways to help students gain access to legal degrees. Now comes news from the U.S. of one school rolling out a groundbreaking program aimed a…


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In New Zealand Rivers Have Rights, Too

September 20, 2016

When we think about rights, we usually do so in the context of humans. But revolutionary legislation in New Zealand earlier this month grants new rights to an entirely different kind of “body”:  rivers, as well as forests and other “objects” of nature. Let’s take a…


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The Threat of Brexit Prompts Increased EU Enrollments in Britain

September 13, 2016

While the full impact of Brexit will not be known for years to come, it can already be seen in one phenomenon underway in the higher education sphere: a dramatic rise in applications by EU students to British universities. Let’s take a closer look at the trend, along with why experts believe i…


European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law

LLM - Master of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

September 26, 2016
The Master’s program prepares graduates for taking up career opportunities in policy making, international, public and governmental service, public and private legal practice, work for non-governmental organisations, and academic teaching and research.

Baltic International Academy

Master in Private Law

September 20, 2016
Programme: Private Law Type: Complete study programme

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences

Postgraduate Certificate Intellectual Property Law

September 14, 2016
The Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property is designed for trainee patent attorneys and others working within, or embarking on, a career in intellectual property law and practice. This part-time programme provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical, practical and management aspects of intellectual property.

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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 ...


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Four Top Tips for Landing a Law Internship

September 14, 2016

If you’re planning on a law career, there’s no better way to get a real-world feel for the practice while simultaneously increasing your marketability as a job candidate than by interning at a law firm. Read on for four tips aimed at helping you land an internship while taking a giant st...>


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Six Reasons to Study Law Abroad

August 31, 2016

Foreign language studies may come first to mind when you think of potential international study options. But there’s plenty to gain from traveling abroad to pursue other subjects, as well. One lesser-known but equally promising field when it comes to studying abroad? Law. From undergraduate se...>

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.