Law degree

Law degree is the only way to pursue a career in legal sector, as well as one of the most popular way to get into politics. Former law students are numerous in government, international organization and private firms: graduates’ ability to choose between various career paths is one of the most serious advantages of law degree. The academic career is also available: students may choose to start a PhD program (Doctor of Laws or Doctor of Juridical Science).

law degree

Legal system and requirements for lawyer’s education may differ significantly across countries. For instance, in the United States Bachelor’s programs in law are not very widespread and aspiring lawyers have to study at the Law School after undergraduate degree in any subject. The same rules exist in Japan, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. Advanced degree in Law, Juris Doctor (JD), usually requires three years of studying, and are compulsory for those who want to practice law in these countries.

In other regions it’s possible to obtain an undergraduate degree (LLB, BA or BSc in Law). Master’s degree (LLM) will usually require one year of study and will be focused on a specific area of study (such as tax law). In countries where both LLB and BA in Law programs exist the former are typically more focused, while the later allow to choose subjects in different areas (e.g. Humanities or Social Sciences). Most of LLM and other graduate programs in Law require applicant to pass an LSAT test.

Various specializations provide an opportunity to choose between different areas of law: potential students, depending on their career aspirations, may get a degree in criminal or law, intellectual property law or choose a regional focus, such as EU or US law, or even focus on Islamic law.

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          • Domestic students: $ 12.6k / 1 year
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          • Duration:
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            • Domestic students: $ 6.83k / Year
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                                                            Bachelor Law programs

                                                            bachelor law programs
                                                            Description Why study Law at BU? Our unique range of QLDs are one of only a very few in the UK to incorporate a f...
                                                            Description Law is a dynamic, diverse and challenging subject, which is in a constant state of evolution as socie...
                                                            The AGSB undergraduate program is designed for the high school graduate with minimal work experience so that the partici...
                                                            The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) undergraduate degree is a professional degree recognised for admission to practice in Sin...
                                                            Description Located next to Government Center in downtown Boston, the Applied Legal Studies (ALS) Program at Suff...
                                                            Agriculture and the food industry are highly dynamic and innovative sectors that have to adapt to increasing global comp...
                                                            Description The BA/JD Dual-Degree Program, a joint endeavor of Camden College of Arts and Sciences and the Rutger...
                                                            Description The LLB degree is completed in two four-term years (or in two years and three months for September en...
                                                            Description Students on this programme will follow courses on business organisation, management and strategy and....
                                                            Internationally oriented Business Administration Studies with intensive language instruction, EU Studies and two or thre...

                                                            Master Law programs

                                                            master law programs
                                                            The Master of Laws (LLM Law) course allows students to choose from a wide range of international and English law special...
                                                            Advertisement The Master of Research in Law provides you with an excellent preparation for further research in Law, s...
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                                                            The research community in TromsØ? is a world leader in marine Arctic issues, including natural sciences, history, politi...
                                                            INTERNATIONAL DEGREE WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ORL ANS / FRANCEThe course aims at training a solidly prepared legal expert....
                                                            Advertisement The Masters in Law (General LLM) provides a challenging general legal education at graduate level.Key f...
                                                            The Master of Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL) degree is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme which consists in wr...
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                                                            Most Popular Law programs

                                                            most popular law programs
                                                            Description Why study Law at BU? Our unique range of QLDs are one of only a very few in the UK to incorporate a f...
                                                            Description Law is a dynamic, diverse and challenging subject, which is in a constant state of evolution as socie...
                                                            The Master of Laws (LLM Law) course allows students to choose from a wide range of international and English law special...
                                                            Advertisement The Master of Research in Law provides you with an excellent preparation for further research in Law, s...
                                                            Advertisement Bridge gaps between legal institutions, organizations and citizensWhen choosing the Master of Social Sc...
                                                            The research community in TromsØ? is a world leader in marine Arctic issues, including natural sciences, history, politi...
                                                            The AGSB undergraduate program is designed for the high school graduate with minimal work experience so that the partici...
                                                            INTERNATIONAL DEGREE WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ORL ANS / FRANCEThe course aims at training a solidly prepared legal expert....
                                                            Advertisement The Masters in Law (General LLM) provides a challenging general legal education at graduate level.Key f...
                                                            The Master of Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL) degree is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme which consists in wr...

                                                            PhD Law programs

                                                            phd law programs
                                                            Northwestern s JD-PhD program is open to students who intend to pursue an academic or research career and whose teaching...
                                                            Kyushu University s LL.D. program offers students the unique opportunity of preparing a doctoral thesis in English whils...
                                                            The UNM School of Law offers a full-time course of study leading to the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) Applicants for adm...
                                                            The Doctor of Juridical Studies (SJD) prepares you for careers in advanced research, policy development, public service,...
                                                            The Ph.D in Law and Social Organizations ( Diritti e Istituzioni ), is centered not only on an academic training. It rat...
                                                            The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is offered in all faculties of the University of New South Wales and encourages in...
                                                            The PhD Program on Law, Persons and the Market is dedicated to research themes concerning private, comparative and inter...
                                                            Monash University has a proud tradition of research excellence, and is committed to providing the highest quality of gra...
                                                            The Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) is the most prestigious of the Law Faculty s research degrees. It entails writing a the...