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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Long Island Law Schools Making Tech Leaps

December 11, 2018

New York's Long Island law schools are upping their tech standards to prepare the 1,300 law students currently there for a career in law. Let's take a closer look.


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Experts Call on Law School Hopefuls to Apply Early

December 4, 2018

Despite the rolling admissions process that many law schools use, experts in the field recommend that law school applicants apply earlier than not. Why? Let's take a closer look.


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Law School Leaders Weigh in on New York's Falling Bar Pass Rates

November 27, 2018

We recently covered the three percentage point drop in the bar pass rate across 12 ABA-accredited law school students in New York state between July of 2017 and 2018. Now, deans are speaking up about what the numbers mean, along with what they plan to do about them.


Sheffield Hallam University

LLM Applied Human Rights

December 11, 2018
This postgraduate degree provides the grounding you need to enter human rights law and advances your existing degree. You'll cover the breadth of human rights theory and practice and graduate as a skilled, knowledgeable and employable practitioner.

The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes

LLB (Hons) Law with Legal Innovation and Technology with Foundation Year

December 4, 2018
Our LLB (Hons) Law with Legal Innovation and Technology with Foundation Year* is a qualifying law degree studied over 4 years. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sector and who have an interest in 21st-century legal practice.

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

Master in Space, Communication and Media Law (LL.M.)

November 23, 2018
The Master in Space, Communication and Media Law combines a range of courses on space law, international and European satellite communication law, media law, electronic communications and e-commerce law, intellectual property law, as well as data protection law. It covers these areas on international, European and national level.

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Is Co-Working A Good Idea For Lawyers?

November 21, 2018

The latest trend to hit the workspace, co-working, may benefit lawyers. Is it a good idea? Let's take a closer look.


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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. The more you know about what’s ahead, the better positioned you will be to hit the ground running. R...


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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.

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.