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The path to become a lawyer will differ between law degree specializations, but the commonality is the fierce competition for both education placements and later employment. Compare law degrees below.

Advanced Program in International Legal Studies is an intensive and selective program which gains insight into today’s complex problems related to the legal and international realty.

This is an advanced specialization program designed for Law graduates. Applicants holding a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology and Business Administration may be admitted.

 
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BA in Law
Tallinn University of Technology
Bachelor's degree
Tallinn, Estonia
This three year bachelor program from TTÜ offers students the chance to study modern techniques in legal interpretation and implementation, and...
LLM European Law
Leiden University
Master's degree
Leiden, Netherlands
Leiden University's aim in this LLM program is to provide you with in-depth academic knowledge, and to equip you with...
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Monash South Africa
Bachelor's degree
Johannesburg, South Africa
This newly designed qualification, recently added to the programme offering, is aligned to industry, with well-defined priorities to guarantee relevance...
International & European Law
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Bachelor's degree
The Hague, Netherlands
Are you interested in international law and justice? Do you see yourself as a high-flying corporate legal professional for a...
LLM in Advanced Studies in European Tax Law
Leiden University
Master's degree
Leiden, Netherlands
The LLM studies in EU tax law is instructed in English and is an advanced master program at Leiden University. Participants...
LLM in Advanced Studies in International Tax Law
Leiden University
Master's degree
Leiden, Netherlands
International tax law is an area that is still only minimally covered in graduate and postgraduate law and economics programs. As...
LLM in Advanced Studies in Public International Law
Leiden University
Master's degree
Multiple (2)
The master of law advanced studies in public international law is an intensive, high-level postgraduate program which will bring you...
Laws LLM, PGDip and PGCert
University of London
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
The LLM is instructed by world renowned professors of law from Queen Mary University of London and University College London....
LLM International Public Law
Leiden University
Master's degree
Leiden, Netherlands
The public international law program is a 1-year master’s specialization at the internationally acclaimed Leiden Law School at Leiden University....
Master in International Law
Wuhan University 武汉大学 School of International Education
Master's degree
Wuhan, China
Through this master-level program from Wuhan University, students will develop advanced interdisciplinary legal skills and knowledge with a broad international...
LLM in Advanced Studies in International Civil and Commercial Law
Leiden University
Master's degree
Leiden, Netherlands
Coherent Private Law research program (Leiden Law School) Interaction Between Legal Systems (Leiden Law School) European Private Law Regulatory Contract...
LLM in Advanced Studies in European and International Human Rights Law
Leiden University
Master's degree
Leiden, Netherlands
The LLM in human rights is characterized by small-scale teaching, which encourages intensive interaction between students and lecturers. Leiden University prides themselves...
MA in Law
Tallinn University of Technology
Master's degree
Tallinn, Estonia
This important two-year master's program from Tallinn University of Technology will prepare students for an international career in law. The...
Master in Media & Entertainment Law
KNect365 Learning
         
(1)
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
Postgraduate Diploma/LLM in: Media and Entertainment Law The purpose of the course is to enable you to: develop an in-depth...
Master in Law/International Law
KNect365 Learning
         
(2)
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
Master of Laws (LLM) in Law / International Law by Distance Learning One of these unique programmes will enable you...
Masters in Laws: Transnational Legal Studies
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
You will study the core principles of European and international law in depth, and go beyond this to understand the...
Online LL.M - Master of Laws in International Commercial Law
Robert Kennedy College
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
This course provides law graduates with the opportunity for advanced learning in key areas of international commercial law, including: International...
Legal Secretary Diploma
Souters
Diploma program
London, England
Delivering legal training in London since 1988, Souters has developed a reputation for excellence. This Diploma was developed by legal professional...
Laws - Commercial and Corporate Law LLM, PGDip and PGCert
University of London
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
This LLM specialization in commercial law is highly relevant to those working in the city of London and other financial...
Master in European Union Law
KNect365 Learning
         
(2)
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
Following the Brexit decision, King’s College London has re-affirmed its total commitment to remaining a leader in EU law and in EU...
Master in Economics for Competition Law
KNect365 Learning
         
(4)
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
Following the Brexit decision, King’s College London has re-affirmed its total commitment to remaining a leader in EU law and in EU...
Master in Sports Law & Practice
KNect365 Learning
         
(2)
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
Master of Laws (LLM) in Sports Law and Practice This unique programme in Sports Law and Practice will enable you...
Master in Food Law
KNect365 Learning
         
(2)
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
Master of Laws (LLM) in Food Law This unique programme in Food Law will enable you to: Analyse, interpret and...
LLM (Master of Laws)
University of South Wales - UNICAF
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
The University of South Wales’s LLM course offers you the opportunity to explore a broad range of legal subjects, including...
Masters in Corporate Law: Law, Markets & Behaviour
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lawyers used to only deal with the law. Advise your client on the rules, if need be litigate, and you...
Masters in Law: International Migration and Refugee Law
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
International Migration and Refugee Law is one of the full time, one year specializations within the VU Master of Laws...
Masters in Law: International Business Law
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The IBL Master’s program was launched in 1999. Since then, it offers a comprehensive graduate program to students who aim...
LLM in Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights
Leiden University
Master's degree
Leiden, Netherlands
The International Children’s Rights is an LLM program whose time has come. Recently, the main treaty in this area –...
MSc in Jurisprudence
University of Camerino
Master's degree
Camerino, Italy
This degree course is characterized by highly professionalizing contents, which have the objective to form specific professional figures such as...
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Law
University of Essex Online
         
(1)
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
The online LLB (Hons) Law is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) approved course which provides a practical and flexible training in the...
Masters in Law: Law and Politics of International Security
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The program is based on the assumption that international law cannot be properly understood outside its political context, whereas contemporary...
LLM International and Commercial Law
University of Buckingham
Master's degree
Buckingham, England
The aim of the LLM International and Commercial Law Masters degree is to develop specialists in the field of international...
Social Pedagogy and Legal Fundamentals
Mykolas Romeris University
Bachelor's degree
Vilnius, Lithuania
This course focuses on the social education function and the theoretical provisions and principles capable of providing social assistance to...
International Construction Law - Postgraduate Diploma/Masters Distance Learning Course
KNect365 Learning
         
(2)
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
International Construction Law - Postgraduate Diploma/Masters Distance Learning Course This legal postgraduate course seeks to extend and develop students' understanding of...
Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Legal Studies
University of Deusto
Master's degree
Bilbao, Spain
A Master of Laws is a Postgraduate diploma that allows to deepen in Law knowledge and provide the student with...
LLM International Trade and Commercial Law
University of Essex Online
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
The online LLM International Trade and Commercial Law has been designed by experienced legal practitioners and experts in the field of...
Online LL.M - Master of Laws in International Business Law
Robert Kennedy College
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
The Online Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Business Law, delivered with the University of Cumbria, England, is the prime...
LLM Master of Laws
Unicaf University
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
The LLM programme is intended for those who wish to pursue further legal studies after completing their first degree in...
Master in Financial Services Law, Regulation & Compliance
KNect365 Learning
         
(1)
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
Postgraduate Diploma/LLM in: Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance The purpose of the course is to enable you to: develop...
Postgraduate Diploma in UK, EU & US Copyright Law
KNect365 Learning
         
(2)
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
Postgraduate Diploma in UK, EU & US Copyright Law This programme provides tuition from one of Europe’s leading centres in...
LLM in International & European Law
University of Wroclaw
Master's degree
Wroclaw, Poland
The masters in law program offers two distinctive specializations: International Business Law Modern Human Rights Law Within the framework of the...
International Construction Practice & Law MBE: Part-time or Online Masters Course
KNect365 Learning
         
(2)
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
International Construction Practice & Law MBE: Part-time or Online Masters Course The University of Stuttgart is delighted to bring you...
Laws - International Business Law LLM, PGDip and PGCert
University of London
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
This LLM specialization in International Business will prepare you for the challenges of advising an international company on issues such...
Finance and Financial Law MSc
University of London
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
The MSc in Finance and Financial Law takes an integrated approach by including risk management, regulation, mergers and acquisitions, initial...
LLM Child Law (Coursework)
University of Pretoria
Master's degree
Pretoria, South Africa
The Faculty of Law has a strong network of international partners with organizations and universities across the world. This network...
Legal PA Diploma
Souters
Diploma program
London, England
Develop your secretarial skills and gain the industry standard CILEX qualification with this Legal PA Diploma Program held in London....
Master in Public Procurement Law
KNect365 Learning
         
(1)
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Procurement Regulation in the EU and in its Global Context This course provides tuition from one...
Masters in Law and Politics of Law: Transnational Legal Studies
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Transnational Legal Studies is a full-time, one-year graduate program, organized as a specialization in the VU Master of Laws (LLM)....
Global Bachelor’s Degree in Law
European University Madrid
Bachelor's degree
Madrid, Spain
At Universidad Europea we are committed to offering a decidedly international program in which you will study with students of...
Bachelor of Hons (Law) with Business
University of Essex Online
Bachelor's degree
Online / distance learning
Prepare yourself for a career in a wide variety of industries and fields with our LLB (Hons) Law with Business...
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About studying law

To study law and obtain a law degree is to learn the rules and regulations of what is considered to be true, fair and just. The law is what governs our society, regardless of our wealth or social standing.

Depending on where you complete your studies, your path toward becoming a practicing solicitor may look slightly different. What most law students have in common however is the fierce competition they will have to endure for both education placements and later employment.

It is very important to pursue a law degree for the right reasons. If you are entering the profession for the pay checks or the prestige, you will find completing your studies a tough challenge. In order to succeed, it’s important that you truly enjoy the reasoning and interpreting of complicated text and situations, which is necessary to complete the challenging curriculum of a law degree.

How to get a law degree

Studying a law degree in preparation for a legal career can look very different depending on where you choose to study. In some countries, mainly those influenced by the UK, it is common to start your legal studies with a bachelor degree in law, followed by one to two years of the Legal Practice Course. The latter program is where you can choose to specialize in a specific area of law such as corporate, environmental or criminal law. If your undergraduate degree is in something other than law, you can complete a conversion degree of one year (two years part time), followed by the Legal Practice Course.

The system in Germany, for example, is very similar. If you choose to undertake your legal studies in the United States however, your choice of undergraduate degree is fairly irrelevant. Common majors are history, international relations or sociology. Your first degree then leads you on to law school, provided that your grades are sufficient as competition is harsh. The one thing considered most important when entering law school is often that you be "well rounded" with a broad understanding and a keen interest in the world around you, sociology, history, and politics in order to succeed. In the US, as in many other nations, you must complete an official exam, which grants you the qualification to practice law in the national court system. This exam generally qualifies you to practice law, only in the significant country - not in foreign courts.

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Legal careers

The most common career path to enter into as a graduate of a law degree, is that of the solicitor, or lawyer as it is more commonly called in the United States. Generally, solicitors are employed in a law firm, but other organizations such as large corporations and non-profits often employ their own legal staff. Law graduates are also particularly popular within business, due to their well-rounded understanding of society, and their flexible skill base. What is not to be forgotten however is the harsh competitiveness on the job market. There are many law graduates in training, and, to secure a good position, you will need a good law degree. With mediocre grades, you will have a hard time competing for the jobs you really want.

According to PayScale.com, laywers in the U.S. can make the following average salaries (based on years of experience):

0 - 5 years

USD $70,000

5 - 10 years

USD $98,000

10 - 20 years

USD $119,000

20+ years

USD $139,000

International careers in law

What you must remember is that law is not as internationally transferrable as other disciplines. Each country has its own laws, legal system and requirements for practicing law. Perhaps the most transferrable branch of law is international and human rights law. This applies across borders and to many nations.


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