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Many universities and other educational establishments around the world offer legal courses, providing scholars with the chance to achieve greater personal and professional development. The courses often cover topics relevant to current issues and political trends. What is a course in legal studies? A legal studies program often covers theories and methods across legal and social science disciplin… Read more

Many universities and other educational establishments around the world offer legal courses, providing scholars with the chance to achieve greater personal and professional development. The courses often cover topics relevant to current issues and political trends.

What is a course in legal studies? A legal studies program often covers theories and methods across legal and social science disciplines. These programs generally focus on the specific content, nature and operation of the law and legal institutions within a specific country. Courses at some universities may focus on the operation of laws and legal institutions specific to one nation or another. Specific classes may include an introduction to criminal law, psychology and the law, law and the environment, consumer law, or marital law.

With completion of this type of course, graduates may find they have developed skills that benefit their lives during school and long after. These skills may include better communication, enhanced problem-solving and improved organization.

Completion of a legal studies course could require full-time attendance for an entire year of study. Other students may find the course is a companion to pursuit of a degree. The specifics vary from school to school, so costs also vary. Prospective students should contact individual schools.

Graduates from a course in legal studies may qualify for a wide variety of career opportunities. These could include jobs as bankers, corporate sales division heads, human resource professionals, public government officers, and privacy protection officials. Some graduates have found work as planning commissioners, legal researchers, judicial administrators, and legal advisors for credit-related agencies or corporate sales teams. With a legal studies background, individuals may be qualified for work as advisors or administrators in the insurance field, in social services and in real estate.

Prospective students may find local schools offering this type of course, or they may seek schooling opportunities in another country. A course in legal studies may be available online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Law SQE
London, United Kingdom

Start your legal journey with our new SQE Law Essentials course, the first step for non-law graduates who plan to progress to SQE1. This short online course will give you an i ... +

Start your legal journey with our new SQE Law Essentials course, the first step for non-law graduates who plan to progress to SQE1. This short online course will give you an introduction to the essentials of legal knowledge required for SQE1. This allows you to progress onto our SQE1 Preparation course (coming soon) and on to qualify as a solicitor. This course is subject to approval. -
Course
Full-time
10 weeks
English
May 2021
Online
 
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
London, United Kingdom +14 More

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready. Quali ... +

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready. Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost. Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor. Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects. -
Course
Full-time
38 weeks
English
Jul 2021
Campus
 
University of Law Online Postgraduate
London, United Kingdom

Start your legal journey with our new SQE Law Essentials course, the first step for non-law graduates who plan to progress to SQE1. This short online course will give you an i ... +

Start your legal journey with our new SQE Law Essentials course, the first step for non-law graduates who plan to progress to SQE1. This short online course will give you an introduction to the essentials of legal knowledge required for SQE1. This allows you to progress onto our SQE1 Preparation course (coming soon) and on to qualify as a solicitor. This course is subject to approval. -
Course
Part-time
16 weeks
English
May 2021
Online
 

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UC Berkeley Global: Study-Abroad Opportunities
Berkeley, USA

Immigration. Copyright. Public Policy. All facets of our lives are impacted and shaped by the various aspects of the law. Learn how to become one of tomorrow's legal innovator ... +

Immigration. Copyright. Public Policy. All facets of our lives are impacted and shaped by the various aspects of the law. Learn how to become one of tomorrow's legal innovators in a rapidly changing and globalized world by taking courses in our Legal Studies major. Join an elite cohort of students learning in a dynamic, experiential environment. You'll learn from professors who not only bring their years of experience to the classroom but who also love to teach law. Study alongside U.S. undergraduate students who are also preparing for advanced studies in law, while experiencing student life in Berkeley, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Silicon Valley. -
Course Courses
Full-time
4 months
English
Campus
 
U Law Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Our PPC is designed to prepare students or graduates of LLB (Hons), Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), MA Law, or the Common Professional Examination (CPE) to undertake the necess ... +

Our PPC is designed to prepare students or graduates of LLB (Hons), Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), MA Law, or the Common Professional Examination (CPE) to undertake the necessary PCLL Conversion examinations for admissions into the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) in Hong Kong. -
Course
Full-time
17 weeks
English
Campus
 
College Of European And Regional Studies
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

In fact, it contributes to the provision of a professionally defined bachelor's degree program in security and legal activities, the basic principle of which is a permanent am ... +

In fact, it contributes to the provision of a professionally defined bachelor's degree program in security and legal activities, the basic principle of which is a permanent ambition to offer students within the tertiary sector of higher education holistically shaped educational outcomes, which aim to equip them with both theoretical knowledge and praxeological skills competencies that are necessary for their versatile, professional and qualified application in ensuring the performance of a diverse and diverse range of professional and specialized public law, security law activities and processes in the professional intentions of public law protection in public administration. -
Course
English, Czech
Sep 2021
 
ИНСТИТУТ МЕЖДУНАРОДНОГО ПРАВА И ЭКОНОМИКИ
Moscow, Russia

Today higher legal education is in exceptional demand. Its receipt is of interest not only to those who wish to make their profession with jurisprudence, but also to represent ... +

Today higher legal education is in exceptional demand. Its receipt is of interest not only to those who wish to make their profession with jurisprudence, but also to representatives of other fields of activity. -
Course
Russian
Sep 2021
 
Purdue University Concord Law School
Los Angeles, USA

Whether you work in a highly regulated field or as an attorney, it’s essential to stay up to date on relevant legal issues and trends. We offer affordable online law courses t ... +

Whether you work in a highly regulated field or as an attorney, it’s essential to stay up to date on relevant legal issues and trends. We offer affordable online law courses to help refresh and sharpen your skills and address legal issues in your industry or your law career. As a nondegree-seeking student or alumnus, you can take one or more individual courses in specific areas. -
Course
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
University of South Carolina
Midtown - Downtown, USA

The University of South Carolina is home to the first voluntary Pro Bono Program at a U.S. law school. We believe it's important to foster the ethic of professional obligation ... +

The University of South Carolina is home to the first voluntary Pro Bono Program at a U.S. law school. We believe it's important to foster the ethic of professional obligation to provide service to the public, especially to those who cannot afford legal help. -
Course
English
Sep 2021
 
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, USA

From a field once governed solely by the employment-at-will rule that employees have almost no rights against termination or any form of workplace treatment, labor and employm ... +

From a field once governed solely by the employment-at-will rule that employees have almost no rights against termination or any form of workplace treatment, labor and employment law has grown into one of the most substantial fields of federal litigation and regulation. Unionization and wage laws of the 1930s were followed by the race, sex, and age discrimination laws of the 1960s. -
Course
English
Sep 2021
 
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

The undergraduate Law Degree at Cambridge is intended to give a thorough grounding in the principles of Law viewed from an academic rather than a vocational perspective.

The undergraduate Law Degree at Cambridge is intended to give a thorough grounding in the principles of Law viewed from an academic rather than a vocational perspective. -
Course
English
Aug 2021
 
Eastern College
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

The Faculty of Law at Eastern College equips students with diverse skills to assist Canadians through different jobs in the field legally.

The Faculty of Law at Eastern College equips students with diverse skills to assist Canadians through different jobs in the field legally. -
Course
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Law SQE
London, United Kingdom

Start your legal journey with our new SQE Law Essentials course, the first step for non-law graduates who plan to progress to SQE1. This short online course will give you an i ... +

Start your legal journey with our new SQE Law Essentials course, the first step for non-law graduates who plan to progress to SQE1. This short online course will give you an introduction to the essentials of legal knowledge required for SQE1. This allows you to progress onto our SQE1 Preparation course (coming soon) and on to qualify as a solicitor. This course is subject to approval. -
Course
Part-time
16 weeks
English
May 2021
Online
 
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
London, United Kingdom +14 More

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready. Quali ... +

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make you business ready. Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost. Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor. Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects. -
Course
Part-time
22 months
English
Jul 2021
Campus
 
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
London, United Kingdom +6 More

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a barrister, our Bar Practice Course (previously the Bar Professional Training Course - BPTC) is designed to help you secu ... +

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a barrister, our Bar Practice Course (previously the Bar Professional Training Course - BPTC) is designed to help you secure pupillage. You can expect high standards of tutoring by qualified practitioners with unparalleled experience in delivering advocacy. Choose our BPC LLM and add an internationally recognised Master's qualification to your CV. -
Course
Full-time
8 - 9 months
English
Jul 2021
Campus
 

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