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Law degrees

A Law degree is the degree conferred on someone who completes studies in law successfully (pursued after obtaining a 4-year degree). Some schools offer bachelor degrees in pre-law but nearly any major is acceptable. Some of the more common 4-year degrees held by those in law school include political science, business, English, criminal justice, international relations, and accounting. For those who want to specialize in any specific area, it is recommended to take a second program in college. The more you study, the better it will be for your career. Those who choose to continue their studies and advance their career can pursue a Master of Science in Criminal / Social Justice, for example.

Students normally attend law school for 3-4 years, if taking full class loads. At the end of their studies, they earn a juris doctor (JD) degree or LLB (in Europe) and are then permitted to take a written bar exam for the state(s) or regions in which they plan to exercise.
Distinct degrees are conferred on each country to allow graduates to practice law.

Graduate diploma in legal studies

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies, also known as the Common Professional Examination, provides an opportunity for non-law graduates wishing to pursue a career in law to "convert" to a law path.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies can be utilised in areas such as legal studies teaching, the public service environment, administration, planning and similar fields. It can offer a refresher course in law for those whose initial studies occurred some time ago. It is also a widening course for those who, for personal interests or vocational conditions, now wish to extend their knowledge of law into areas not previously studied such as Intellectual Property Law, Environmental Planning Law, and Information Technology Law.

CHOOSING A LAW DEGREE

Juris Doctor
Master of laws
 Juris Doctor
Juris Doctor affords the holder the professional recognition of a doctoral degree in law for those who wish to become lawyers.
 Master of laws
Master of Laws provides advanced education with flexibility to persons already possessing a law degree or bringing law experience.
Doctor of juridical science
Bachelor of laws
 Doctor of juridical science
The Doctor of Juridical Science is a doctorate in law that involves coursework and research at advanced levels in a specialist area.
 Bachelor of laws
Bachelor of Law is the primary law degree, considered as one of the most important, and can be substituted by Juris Doctor degree.