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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Single Mother Law Graduate Story Goes Viral

June 14, 2018

Law school is hard. Parenting is hard. Both at the same time? Even harder. Try being a single parent on top of all of that. Meet Briana Williams, the 24-year old internet sensation who just got her law degree from Harvard.


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Why are Fewer Connecticut Students Passing the Bar Exam?

June 5, 2018

For the first time since 2000, Connecticut's pass rate for the bar exam fell below 50 percent, to just 38 percent this year. Let's take a closer look.


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ABA Grows Closer to Allowing More Online Credits for Law Students

May 29, 2018

Law students have until now been limited in terms of the availability of online coursework due to American Bar Association (ABA) restrictions. Now, the organization has taken a step closer to eliminating these obstacles in order to help law students enjoy more of the benefits associated with online …


European University Institute (EUI)

LL.M. Programme in Comparative, European and International Laws

June 15, 2018
The LL.M. Programme in Comparative, European and International Laws of the European University Institute (EUI) is a one-year programme. It is predominantly research-based and focusses on the acquisition and practice of research skills and on the preparation of a dissertation. It addresses candidates who wish to advance their legal knowledge and their… [+] ability to develop and express scholarly analyses, in a stimulating international and interdisciplinary environment. [-]

Real Madrid International School

Master in Sports Law, LLM

June 22, 2018
Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europea’s Master in Sports Law, LLM is aimed at law graduates from all around the world who want to develop their professional careers in the field of international sports law.

Ajman University

Doctor of Philosophy in Law

June 8, 2018
It requires one or more years of coursework beyond the master’s degree as well as academic research. Doctorates are nearly always awarded in recognition of academic research that is of a publishable standard and that represents some original contribution to human knowledge.

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Five Tips for Landing a Clerkship

June 13, 2018

A clerkship after -- or even during! -- law school can be an invaluable stepping stone for aspiring lawyers. The good news? There are many different types of clerkships out there -- all of which provi...


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Five Things You’ll Learn During Law School

May 30, 2018

Applying to law school is an intensive process. And while getting your acceptance letter may seem like the culmination of a long and arduous journey, it’s really only just the beginning. Up next comes law school, where you can expect to learn many things -- not all of which are directly related to...


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Four Ways Millennial Attorneys are Changing the Legal Profession

May 16, 2018

A lot has been said about the 73 million-strong millennial generation’s potential to change the world. Not only are millennials known for being uniquely invigorated for the causes and social issues they support, but they’re also ready, willing and able to use non-traditional methods to effect ch...

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.