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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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Australian Law Student Builds Groundbreaking Drone

August 15, 2017

While law students spend their (limited) spare time engaged in many different activities,  building “faster, longer-lasting drones” probably doesn’t make the typical law student’s list of hobbies. Except, that is for Australian law student Tom Maclaurin. Here’s a c…


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A Novel Approach to Reducing Prison Sentences in Brazil

August 8, 2017

The penal system in Brazil is taking a revolutionary approach for prisoners to reduce their jail time: reading.  That’s right: inmates in Brazil can read—and then write book reports—to reduce their sentences by as much as 48 days per year.  Let’s take a closer look …


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New Company Connects Law Students to Pro Bono Work

August 1, 2017

If you’ve always wanted to get involved in pro bono work, but didn’t know how, there’s a new company out there waiting to help you.  Learn more about Paladin, and how it works.  Let’s take a closer look.


University of Groningen

LLM Governance and Law in Digital Society

August 2, 2017
What role does the government play in digital society? And what impact does this have on the public sector? How should we approach issues of cybercrime from a legal and organizational perspective?

University at Buffalo School of Law

Environmental Law LL.M.

July 14, 2017
Environmental law plays a major role in structuring the relationship between human beings and the world around them. Almost every kind of legal practice today touches some aspect of environmental law. The Environmental Law LL.M. offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of environmental law and policy through a structured… [+] program of study and experience. [-]

The Open University Of Tanzania

Master of Law in International Criminal & Justice (LLM ICJ)

July 11, 2017
Whether for academic, personal or professional development, the LLM in International Criminal Justice is an ideal choice for law graduates, lawyers, judges and magistrates, and international law specialists seeking to equip themselves withspecialist knowledge on international criminal law and justice, the creation of such laws and their application… [+] in the real world. [-]

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What Law Students Should Know About Communicating with Professors

August 18, 2017

Above the Law recently shared the story of one law school professor’s struggle to navigate the relationship between professor and student. Her quandary is a relatively unique one: Like most of h...


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Top Six Countries to Study a Masters in International Taxation

August 16, 2017

Tax law is complicated to begin with. The complexity increases when one factors in globalization, the growing number of people and businesses subject to cross border taxation, international tax reforms and the rapid spread of digitization. Once the domain of only a few countries, international taxat...>


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Master the Art of Mooting

August 9, 2017

If you’re going into law, you need to know what to argue, how to argue, and what to anticipate in response to your points.  Your best form of practice?  Mooting, or a mock legal hearing.  Let’s take a closer look at six strategies to master the art of mooting.>

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.