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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Guyanese President Calls for More Law School Spaces

September 25, 2018

With only three law schools in the region and Guyanese law students relegated to just 25 costly spots at a Trinidad institution due to zoning, Guyanese President David Granger recently made a plea to the Council of Legal Education (CLE) for increased access to legal education. Here’s a closer look…


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99-Year-Old Public Defender Setting the Bar High

September 19, 2018

Morton Katz, a 99-year old UConn Law graduate, has some words of wisdom for law students today. He has put his law degree to more than good use. Let's take a closer look.


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Irish Academics Weigh In on Hate Crimes

September 11, 2018

A series of attacks on Ireland’s LGBT community has led to a push for the Irish government to make hate crimes illegal. Here’s a closer look at the situation.


Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Laws - LLM

September 18, 2018
Take your passion for law to the next level with advanced study and research. Be at the center of the debate, analysis, and dialogue about law and legal policy issues in New Zealand.

The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes

LLB (Hons) Law with Investigative Journalism with Foundation Year

September 10, 2018
The LLB (Hons) Law with Investigative Journalism with Foundation Year is a 4-year law degree. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sector and who have an interest in the British media; investigative journalism; and the relationship between the media, law, and democracy.

The Hague Academy of International Law

Advanced Course on International Criminal Law

September 5, 2018
The course provides an in-depth understanding, discussion, and training in theory and practice of International Criminal Law. General and specialized themes are broached by distinguished experts in the field and supplemented by exercises.

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Are You Ready to Start Your Future with an LLB?

September 13, 2018

People with legal expertise are in demand in most walks of life throughout the world. One law degree worth considering is a Bachelor of Laws, or LLB. Wondering whether an LLB is right for you? Here...


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Five Things You Need To Know About Your Law School Loan

September 12, 2018

Law school can lead to a bright future. However, it can also be expensive. And while loans can cushion the cost, the degree to which they help depends on several factors. Keep these five tips in mind to make the most out of your law school loan.


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Seven Quotes To Keep You Motivated In Law School

August 29, 2018

Law school may be the key to reaching your goals of becoming a legal professional, but it is not easy. And while the reward waiting for you at its conclusion may make the journey more than worth your while, finding a little inspiration along the way can help you keep going when the going gets tough....

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.