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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Will You Have to Sign an Arbitration Agreement?

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Employers often ask employees--and in this case, summer associates--to sign arbitration agreements in which they give up their rights to sue the company or firm over job-related issues such as wrongful conduct or sexual harassment. Some big law firms still require summer associates to sign mandatory…


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Will More States Adopt the Uniform Bar Exam?

July 10, 2018

In less than two weeks, thousands of law school grads will sit for the bar exam. Many will enjoy better career opportunities thanks to the increased adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), which allows test-takers to easily transfer their scores to reciprocal states. The good news? More states have …


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Big Law Firms Raise Starting Salaries

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Good news for recent law grads looking to land an associate's position at a large, national firm. You may be able to pay back those loans sooner than you think, with a big bonus from some of the US's top firms.


University of California, Irvine - School of Law

Graduate Tax Program (LL.M. in Taxation)

July 17, 2018
The Graduate Tax Program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers an innovative curriculum that instills students with both the doctrinal depth and the practical skills needed to practice tax law at the highest levels, in the United States or abroad.

KIMEP University

LL.M Program

July 17, 2018
The LL.M in International law is a one-year degree program providing specialized knowledge of international law for legal and business practitioners engaged in cross-border legal transactions.

HongJing International Education

Course: US BAR (Barrister-at-law, United States)

July 11, 2018
Passing a U.S. state bar exam and becoming an American lawyer earns you exceptional and precious credentials on your CV. Hongjing facilitates you to become a US lawyer in 9 months

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A New Frontier: Studying Data Law in a GDPR World

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Five Tips for Getting More More Law Clients

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Whether you’ve started your own practice or joined an existing one, career success largely rides on one thing: Clients. More specifically, do you have enough clients and/or are you generating enough interest on behalf of your firm? Luckily, there are some things you can do to get the word out and ...


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Five Great Graduation Gifts For Broke Law Students

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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.