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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Is the LSAT Going Digital?

May 16, 2017

Digital has infiltrated nearly every corner of the world -- except for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), which has been a pencil-and-paper test for its entire life spanning just under seven decades. But that’s about to change, according to a recent report from Above the Law. Here’s a…


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Innovative Program Empowers Sex Trafficking Survivors with Law Degrees

May 9, 2017

India is considered a “major hub” in the international sex trade. And while the government is working to enact change, the reality is that sex trafficking is still a massive problem in India thanks to extremely low investigations, prosecutions and convictions into human trafficking crime…


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What Happened to Hiring Summer Associates in 2016?

May 2, 2017

Hiring summer associates came to a near standstill in 2016—but New York showed a vibrant market for the best and brightest law students.  Let’s take a closer look at summer associate hiring and what it means for you.


Murdoch University

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

May 22, 2017
Like any law degree in Australia, the Murdoch law degree consists of compulsory units prescribed by the Legal Practice Board. These compulsory units are complimented by a wide range of elective units. Electives allow you to explore a diverse range of legal subjects, or focus your studies around a cluster of units within a particular area of law.

University Of Professional Studies Accra

3-Year Post First Degree Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

May 21, 2017
It is announced for the information of prospective applicants and the general public that application for admission to Undergraduate Programmes of Study at the University for the 2017/2018 Academic Year are now open.

University of Asia and the Pacific

PhD in Law (Juris Doctor)

May 18, 2017
UA&P’s Law program provides training in standard competencies expected of lawyers, such as legal reasoning and advocacy. Following worldwide trends in the field of legal education, and helped by its integration within UA&P and within the School of Law and Governance, the Law program is envisioned to increasingly adopt interdisciplinary and i… [+]nternational perspectives. [-]

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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 glo...


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What All Law Students Need to Know about Disability Rights

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Approximately 15 percent of the world’s population -- more than one billion people -- have some form of disability, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Unfortunately, many people with disabilities have unmet needs -- making disability rights a highly relevant issue for today&rsqu...>


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April 10, 2017

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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.