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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A Victory for Mother Tongue Education in South Africa

January 9, 2018

A recent court ruling in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria is being celebrated as a victory for advocates of mother tongue education in rural areas of South Africa. Here’s a closer look at this development, along with why insiders say it’s important.


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What Degree do EU Leaders Have in Common?

December 26, 2017

Forty percent of all EU leaders share one common trait—the degree they earned. Let’s take a closer look at what it is and how it will serve them in politics.


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Understanding the Push for Diversity in Law in Ontario

December 19, 2017

The push for diversity in the law profession is of great importance in many countries. In Canada, the call to ensure diversity has bumped up against issues surrounding freedom of expression. Here's a closer look a the issue.


Aalto University

Master of Science in Yritysjuridiikka

January 6, 2018
The language of instruction in this programme is Finnish. Please see the programme information in Finnish.

The University of Law

MSc Law and Private Wealth Advice

January 4, 2018
Building on knowledge already gained from STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising, the MSc Law and Private Client Advice provides a master’s degree with a strong focus on the development of skills and knowledge in the law and compliance field.

CALIMT

Paralegal Certificate Program

January 4, 2018
The Kensington College of Legal Studies at CALIMT offers hybrid paralegal certificate programs that combine hands-on procedural training with substantive law courses to help prepare you with all the necessary foundation as a paralegal or paralegal assistant so you can hit the ground running in any legal office setting upon graduation.

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Four Tips for Transitioning from College to Law School

January 3, 2018

Prospective law school students spend countless hours managing application-related factors, including everything from studying for the LSAT to getting letters of recommendation. Once they get in, the...


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8 Perfect Present Ideas for Law Students

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Should You Go To Law School? Here’s How to Decide

November 30, 2017

Got law? Thinking about it? Take a closer look at our five strategies to help you decide whether you should go to law school.>

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.