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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Kenya Law School Keeps Door Open to International Students

April 25, 2017

Last November the Kenya School of Law made news when it announced that it would no longer admit international students to its Advocates Training Programme (ATP) beginning in January of 2017. Now comes news that the Kenya High Court in Nairobi has reversed that decision. Here’s a closer look at…


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Singapore Calls on Law Schools to Innovate

April 11, 2017

While the law sector may be relatively late to the disruption party, it’s not immune to the phenomenon. In an effort to ensure that its law students are equipped with future-ready skills, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for law schools to revise their curricula in order to accommodate ch…


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The Bright Side of Brexit for Law Students

April 4, 2017

Not many members of the academic community came down on the side of Brexit. However, there may be an upside for law students, according to a recent Financial Times article. Here’s a closer look at why the UK’s withdrawal from the EU may mean new opportunities for law students.


The University of Law

LLB (Hons) Law with International Business

April 27, 2017
Our Law with International Business* three year qualifying law degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the legal sector or international commercial sector.

Kadir Has University

LLM in Private Law

April 23, 2017
In today’s world, where there is a growing need to adopt legal approaches to cope with local as well as global issues, resolving legal controversies require a multi-dimensional perspective based on a conception of different legal disciplines.

Leeds Beckett University

LLM Qualifying Law Degree

April 18, 2017
Law is a highly competitive field and a masters qualifying law degree (or a postgraduate diploma in law) will help you stand out from the crowd. This conversion course combines all the core modules required by the relevant professional bodies in law and will prepare you to take the next step towards becoming a solicitor or a barrister.

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What All Law Students Need to Know about Disability Rights

April 26, 2017

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 w...


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Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About the LSAT Debate

April 10, 2017

Abortion. Animal testing. Gun control. Climate change. The death penalty. Immigration. Euthanasia. Gay marriage. The LSAT? On the very long list of hotly debated topics, the LSAT may seem out of place. But the truth is that there’s a fierce battle raging right now over this notorious test -- s...>


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Are You Ready for the June LSAT?

March 29, 2017

You know why June is a good time for taking the LSAT, but you may be wondering if it’s even possible given that it’s already nearly April? Here’s a countdown of five things you need to to do get ready.>

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.