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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ABA Passes on Proposal to Raise Bar-Pass Standards for Law Schools

February 14, 2017

Earlier this year we reported on a controversial proposal by the council of the ABA Section of Legal and Admissions to the Bar to tighten the accreditation requirements for law schools based on bar passage rates. Last week, however, the ABA House of Delegates voted down the proposed rule. Here&rsquo…


US Law Students Get First-Hand Practice Providing Immigration Help

February 7, 2017

Law students throughout the United States are being called upon to help other students and university employees impacted by the recent executive order banning citizens from certain countries from entering the U.S., according to a recent report from The National Law Journal. Here’s a closer loo…


ABA Bar-Pass Standards Proposal Under Debate

January 31, 2017

With tightened accreditation requirements related to bar passage rates recently proposed by the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, law school administrators have joined forces to express their concerns, according to a recent report from the ABA Journal. Here&rsq…

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam

LLM International Trade Law

February 16, 2017
This LL.M. covers the legal aspects of international trade and commerce. It is exclusively focused on international commercial law. From the laws regarding the sale and distribution of goods or services to payment and security mechanisms, the rules on the carriage of goods, insurance law and intellectual property rights, the master in international… [+] trade law covers it all! Because of its encompassing character this LL.M. [-]

Igbinedion University

PhD in Law

February 20, 2017
PhD in Law

The University of Edinburgh - School of Social and Political Science

LLM Human Rights (via School of Law)

February 16, 2017
The programme is designed to provide you with a theoretical and practical understanding of international human rights law in its broader political context. There is a particular emphasis on the relationship between human rights and conflict resolution.



5 Bar Exam Preparation Tips

February 15, 2017

While graduating from law school is a huge accomplishment, most law students barely have time to breath before facing another significant milestone on the path to becoming a practicing lawyer: Passing...


Four Ways for Law Grads to Find Government Jobs

February 1, 2017

The number of private practice jobs recently dropped to a 20-year low, according to a report from Above the Law.  The explanation? “In the law firm environment, for law firms of every size, growing efficiencies created by technology and business systems and increased competition from non-...>


Apprenticeships Offer a New Route into the Legal World

January 18, 2017

Did you know that the route to a career in law doesn’t necessarily have to involve attending law school? In the UK as well as in certain US states, legal apprenticeship offer a lesser-known approach aimed at supporting social mobility and improving diversity within the profession. Whether you&...>

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.