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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Law Body Unveils Digital Exams

November 20, 2018

The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) recently announced a new digital format for the LSAT, the entrance exam for law school. Let's take a closer look.


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UK’s Law Commission Calls for Criminal Law to Keep Up with Digital Age

November 13, 2018

The internet era has changed how we communicate. While there are numerous upsides to advancement, the UK's Law Commission recently highlighted a troubling issue: inadequate laws governing online communications, resulting in rampant harassment and abuse. In response, the organization has released a r…


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Can Law Students Learn from the Wizarding World?

November 6, 2018

Think interacting with the thrilling world of Harry Potter is reserved for books and movies? Think again. An Indian law school is giving students the chance to explore the legal aspects of the wizarding world along with the lessons that carry over to the world they live in. Here’s a closer look at…


Loyola Law School

Master of Laws (LLM) - Bar Track

November 12, 2018
The Bar Track LLM is designed for students interested in completing an LLM degree as a way to become eligible to sit for the Bar exam in California and/or New York. Loyola has one of the highest bar passage rates in California and its faculty has extensive experience in training students for the bar exam. Our Bar Track LLM takes advantage of this experience… [+] and offers to our students a unique course of study, created by keeping in mind the specific challenges that foreign law graduates face when preparing for the bar exam. [-]

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Master in Law: International Technology Law

November 12, 2018
ITL is a full-time, one-year specialization of the Law LLM graduate program.

California Western School of Law

Master of Law in Spanish (LL.M)

November 14, 2018
This is an academic program designed for Spanish speaking lawyers, primarily from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, who look for new opportunities to learn the necessary skills, techniques, and abilities of oral litigation.

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Five Things to Expect From Your First Year In Law School

November 7, 2018

Starting anything new can be exciting and overwhelming. The key to getting through is knowing what to expect. There’s no better example of this than when it comes to the first year of law school. Th...


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Four Innovations Implemented By Forward-Thinking Law Firms

October 24, 2018

Innovation in law is just as important as innovation anywhere. In fact, it is just as important as being a good lawyer itself. Let's take a closer look at four ways law firms are implementing the concept of innovation across the board.


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How To Fill The Legal Skills Gap

October 10, 2018

Though it may feel like it, law school is not solely about reading, writing, analyzing, interpreting, and explaining law. To be employable in the field, today's lawyers need solid foundations in everything from business, to mindfulness, to project management. Let's take a closer look.

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.