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.

California Western School of Law

JD/MSW Dual-Degree Program

October 16, 2018
The Juris Doctor (JD) and Master in Social Work (MSW) Dual-Degree Program was initiated in 1996 in partnership with the School of Social Work at San Diego State University. It offers students the opportunity to earn the two degrees in four, rather than the usual five years. The program provides opportunities to focus on areas where law and social work… [+] regularly intersect such as child welfare, mental health, aging, and domestic violence. [-]

University of Amsterdam

LLM in International Criminal Law - Joint programme

October 14, 2018
Columbia University School of Law and the Amsterdam Law School offer a joint LLM programme in International Criminal Law, with an exchange to the US in the second semester. This Master track is the first to focus on international criminal law as a distinct field of legal study. The central aim of the joint LLM programme is to train a new style of international… [+] criminal lawyers who are capable of transcending (disciplinary) borders, by offering a broad and deep understanding of relevant issues pertaining to international and cross-border justice and supporting the development of academic skills through the in-depth analysis of such issues. [-]

University of Bradford Undergraduate

LLB in Law

October 8, 2018
Our LLB (Hons) degree gives you the legal tools you need for a career as a solicitor or barrister, as well as equipping you for employment in other areas if you choose not to go on to a professional qualification 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.