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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New Resource Helps Students Learn About Intellectual Property

October 17, 2017

The Intellectual Property Office recently published a variety of tools for educators and students to use. Why? In our age of innovation and commerce, intellectual property is now more important than ever. Let’s take a closer look.


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A Record-Breaking Swearing In Day for the UK Judiciary

October 12, 2017

The UK held a series of ceremonies on October 2nd in which the new heads of the judiciary in the UK took office. Sworn in were two particularly noteworthy figures: Lady Brenda Hale, the UK’s female supreme court president, and Sir Ian Burnett, the youngest lord chief justice in half a century.…


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First Year Associate Hiring to Increase in US

October 3, 2017

More good news for law grads: First year associate hiring is set to increase, following the results of a new survey just released.  Let’s take a closer look.


Queen Mary Online

LLM in International Dispute Resolution

October 20, 2017
Queen Mary University of London’s online programmes in International Dispute Resolution aim to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and its resolution, and to equip them with the tools required to succeed in the field. They combine solid theoretical grounding, broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities f… [+]or individual study and skills development. Further, our dynamic programmes are designed to offer you all the excellent learning opportunities you would get on campus, without the restrictions of fixed times and locations. [-]

GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society

Bachelor of Laws with Risk

October 16, 2017
With the growth in regulation across all sectors, there is a rising need for expertise in business & legal risk. Accredited by Law Society of Scotland, this LLB offers you a specialisation in business & legal risk management to meet this demand.

University of Auckland Law School

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

October 19, 2017
Stimulating and rewarding, embarking on a PhD at the Auckland Law School requires a high level of self-motivation and discipline, providing an exciting opportunity to engage in independent, cutting-edge research.

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How to Save Time During the LSAT

October 18, 2017

Timing is critical. Knowledge is critical. Want to save time on the LSAT? Know your stuff. Let’s take a look at five strategies to save time during the exam.


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What Law Students Need to Know About Mental Health

October 10, 2017

Approximately 450 million people around the world currently suffer from mental or neurological disorders, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is a particularly relevant concern for law students, according to the ABA Journal. Why? Because more than 25 percent of law students have h...>


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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. However, this isn’t as easy as it seems -- particularly if the topic of awesome and “orig...>

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.