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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Universities Canada Approves Anti-Bias Requirement

November 29, 2016

Universities Canada, a member organization of 97 universities in Canada, recently adopted a new anti-bias requirement for its current and prospective members.  Find out more about the requirement, and what it will mean for Canadian schools.


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Is Gender a Factor in Law Student Ethics?

November 22, 2016

As it turns out, all students are not created equal -- that is, at least when it comes to ethics, according to a recently released study published in the International Journal of the Legal Profession. So which gender comes out on top and by how much? Women -- by a lot. Let’s take a closer look…


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African Virtual University Expands

November 15, 2016

In partnership with the African Development Bank, the African Virtual University will expand its online learning opportunities by launching 27 Open Distance and eLearning Centers in 21 African countries.  The focus?  Peace and conflict resolution.  Let’s take a closer look.


St. John’s University School of Law

LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice (TLP)

December 3, 2016
A degree program designed for both American and foreign-trained attorneys seeking advanced training for transnational practice. With concentration tracks in public international legal practice, cross-border transactions, or transnational dispute resolution, students may also design their own course of study to meet their professional needs and personal… [+] interests. [-]

Southern Cross University (Online)

LLM: Master of Laws (Online)

December 2, 2016
If you are a lawyer looking to enhance your skills in the challenging area of corporate and commercial law, then the online Master of Laws (Business Law) is the right choice for you. Whether you are working in the public or private sector, you can progress up the career ladder with a business law specialisation.

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

LLM International Commercial Law

November 29, 2016
The aim of the new LLM International Commercial Law is to introduce you to the legal and normative concepts underpinning International Commercial Law as well as the challenges this area of law will face in the coming years.

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Five Top Law School Extracurriculars

November 23, 2016

While doing well in your law school classes is important, can you land a great job on a strong academic record and nothing else? Extracurriculars are not only a smart way to round out your skill set, ...


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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 feasible to add running a business to the list? In order to help you get a better sense of whether h...>


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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. >

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.