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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Increase in US Law Firms Hiring UK Lawyers

April 20, 2018

There's a hiring boom in the US for lawyers from the UK. Let's take a closer look at the trend.


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Netflix Documentary Inspires Law Coursework

April 10, 2018

The Netflix documentary, "Making a Murderer," is giving some law students in Utah insight into ethics, DNA, juvenile rights, and other legal issues. Let's take a closer look.


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Is There a Secret to Law Firm Diversity?

March 27, 2018

While diversity is the imperative in the legal sector, it often remains elusive. However, some midsize law firms have had more success than others when it comes to diversity-minded programming. Here’s a closer look at their “secrets."


Albany Law School

Certificate in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law

April 20, 2018
A new all-online certificate program in Cybersecurity & Privacy Law offers students the opportunity to enrol in a unique half-year to full-year, skills-oriented cyber law track.

University of Essex Online

LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology

April 17, 2018
We are the first UK higher education provider to offer LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology in a 100% online and part-time format.

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

PhD in Public Law

April 11, 2018
With a genuine focus on global studies of law, outstanding research track of eminent faculty members and full impact in professional practice, Ph.D. in Public Law Program triggers a new approach to advanced legal studies.

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What’s a Diversity Statement and How Do You Make Yours Stand Out?

April 18, 2018

Good law schools want to create rich learning environments with a variety of perspectives. One gauge? The diversity statement. The goal? To highlight your past experiences and show how they make you ...


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How Online LLMs Are Tailor-made For African Students

April 11, 2018

An internationally recognized postgraduate law degree, the LLM (Master of Laws) imparts expertise in specialized fields of the Law. Here’s a closer look at why LLM degrees are an ideal fit for aspiring legal professionals in Africa, and how one particular Master’s program is helping students mak...


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What Is the Difference Between Politics and Law?

March 28, 2018

Many people with law degrees pursue careers in politics. At the same time, many people who major in political science end up in law school. While these two fields are interconnected, they’re not the same thing. Here’s a closer look at politics and law, why they’re different, and how they fit t...

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.