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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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Canadian Cartoon Helps Kids Learn How to Testify in Court

June 20, 2017

An Edmonton-area non-profit has a new resource for kids who need to testify in court: a cartoon.  Join Radiant as Muskwa the Bear helps her learn how to testify in court—without being afraid.  Let’s take a closer look.


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Employment Rates on the Rise for Law Grads

June 13, 2017

The American Bar Association (ABA) recently released its latest employment data for the graduating law class of 2016, and the news is encouraging. How do this year’s figures compare to last year’s, and what other insights can be gleaned from the report? Here’s a closer look.


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Croatian Law Students Offer Free Legal Services for Animals

June 6, 2017

Abused animals in Croatia have a new voice—law students.  A group of students in Zagreb recently formed a group to offer everyday citizens the opportunity to report animal abuses—and see their victims earn justice.  Learn more.


Adekunle Ajasin University

LLM

June 26, 2017
LL.M and Ph.D Degree Programme in the following areas of specializations: Private and Property Law; Commercial and Industrial Law; Public Law; Jurisprudence Law and International Law.

University of Johannesburg

LLM in Insurance Law

June 25, 2017
Are you interested in the insurance industry and how it works in South Africa? Do you want to know how insurance products function in the financial services industry? Do you want to gain expert knowledge on specialised matters pertaining to insurance litigation?

University of the South Pacific USP

Bachelor of Law (LLB)

June 26, 2017
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme, along with Masters of Laws, Masters of Environmental Law, and PhD, are offered by USP’s School of Law. These programmes specifically focuses on the legal systems of the South Pacific region, particular those of USP's 12 Member Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, S… [+]olomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. [-]

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How to Get Valuable Law School Recommendations

June 7, 2017

LSAT?  Check.  Law school visits? Check. List of law schools?  Check.  Personal statement?  Check.  Letters of Recommendation?  Hmmm...  Take a look at these fi...


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Four Common Law Students Worries and How To Overcome Them

May 24, 2017

Leo Tolstoy famously wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This may be an apt observation of families, but we’re not sure it applies to law students. Because (while we’re not saying you’re unhappy) the reality is that man...>


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Are Law Schools Adequately Addressing Sexual Assault Law?

May 10, 2017

The popular crime drama, Law & Order: SVU, is one of the longest-running television series in history due in no small part to the fact that sex crimes happen in shocking multitude all over the globe every single day. And, as anyone who’s ever watched the show knows, lawyers play a signific...>

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.