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.

News and Events

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A New Development at the Intersection of Law Studies and Tech

July 12, 2016

We recently highlighted several reasons why law students should considering learning to code. Now comes news indicating the further intermingling of law and technology. According to a recent report from the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal, many of the globe’s top technology compan…


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Obama Initiates Pell-Grant Program for Prisoners

July 26, 2016

According to research, providing inmates in American prisons with educational opportunities reduces re-incarceration rates and provides prisoners with better opportunities post-release. Now, a pilot funding program initiated by the Obama administration will give thousands of incarcerated Americans t…


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Do Law Students Study More Than Art Students?

July 5, 2016

It sounds like the beginning of a lawyer joke: who works harder – law students or art students? But it's not a joke. For the second time in two years, a survey of students suggests that law students spend less time studying than art students. Let's break down the survey and see who has the har…


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.

Al Ahliyya Amman University

Master of Law

July 15, 2016
The Faculty offers a Master's Degree program in law, which began in the first semester 2005/2006. The program aims at preparing professional legal staff as well as providing the legal library with tools of distinctive legal research. The Faculty is looking forward to introducing programs related to the local community development and electronic advances.… [+] [-]

Articles

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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 ...


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Five Obscure Law Fields

July 6, 2016

Law students know that the legal profession isn't only tort law and criminal cases. But did you know that there are many different areas of the law in which to specialize? Here are just a few of the numerous dynamic and relevant legal fields – pick your favorite and custom-make your career!>


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Five Things to Remember After Law School

June 22, 2016

Congratulations! You've just graduated Juris Doctor from a reputable law school and are looking ahead to an exciting career practicing law. But while you may be finished with your course work, the hard work of being a law professional has just begun. Don't worry. You have a solid foundation from you...>

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.