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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How Law Schools Are Addressing Student Well-Being

September 19, 2017

Good news for law students: a new report shows how law schools are working to help students maintain and improve their overall well-being as law students.  Let’s take a closer look at what some law schools are doing to address mental health and well-being.


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Revisiting Issue of Reporting on Law School-Funded Jobs

September 12, 2017

The American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is currently evaluating recent revisions to the ABA law school employment questionnaire. Up for debate? Whether law-school funded jobs should be identified as “school funded” in the Employment Summa…


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Firms Lack Female Lead Counselors

September 6, 2017

A report on a recent study reveals that women comprise only 25 percent of counsel roles.  Find out other results from this study from the New York State Bar Association—and what the state recommends as a solution.  Let’s take a closer look.


The Institute for European Studies

Advanced Master in European Law

The Advanced Masters in European Law (LLM in EU law) is targeted at students who want to develop recognized expertise in European Union law and benefit from the exceptional location that the ULB offers in this respect.

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

September 25, 2017
The University of New York in Prague works in partnership with the University of Bolton to offer an accredited Master of Laws (LL.M) program.

University of Missouri School of Law

LL.M. in American Law

September 22, 2017
The Mizzou LL.M. in American Law provides an introduction to the American legal system and U.S. legal practice for students who earned their first degree in law outside the United States.

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Four Law School Application Clichés to Avoid

September 20, 2017

Thousands of aspiring lawyers apply for limited law school spaces every year. If you’re among them, there’s one way for you to distinguish yourself from the rest: Write an amazing essay. H...


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Should You Room with Another Law Student?

August 30, 2017

Most law schools offer a variety of on and off campus housing options, but the big question is should you live alone or with roommates? Here’s a closer look at some pros and cons of the law school roommate quandary. >


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How to Build Your Reputation in Law

August 23, 2017

It’s not enough to have stellar grades and letters of recommendation.  You need to build your reputation, and it needs to be a standout one.  How?  Let’s take a closer look at five strategies to build your reputation in law. >

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.