Legal Studies/Pre-Law

Law, or legal studies, comes into contact with almost every area of human life, touching upon issues relating to business, economics, politics, the environment, human rights, international relations and trade. Legal Studies and Pre-Law courses are designed to introduce you to concepts and ideas within Law and a framework through which to examine and understand different societies and cultures. These degrees are a useful way to decide on whether training as a lawyer is right for you as well as help you prepare for a broad range of professional roles – and indeed, for life in general.

Good to Know

Legal Studies degrees do not qualify you to become a lawyer, but may well help you became a legal executive or provide you other relevant certification.

pre-Law degrees or pathways, are most common in the USA and Canada where Qualifying Law is a graduate school degree (after your undergraduate degree) This is occasionally a set degree, but more often a support pathway to help prepare you for graduate law applications.

Universities Offering Degrees within

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Legal Studies/Pre-Law

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
Amsterdam University College (AUC)
The Netherlands
Dedicated academic building and student residences. Connected to UvA and VU campuses.
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model)
American University
USA
Our 91-acre campus is located in northwest of Washington DC
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Brussels School of Governance (Vesalius College)
Belgium
City Island Campus
Small Institution <5000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted) - We adopt a holistic approach to admissions.
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model)
Bishop's University
Canada
Suburban/rural campus (town of approximately 7,000 people)
Small Institution <5000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Sciences Education Model
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
Bryant University
USA
Suburban Campus with access to Providence, Boston and New York City
Small Institution <5000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted) Average GPA 3.4/4.0 and SAT 1220
Business and Arts/Sciences
Bryn Mawr College
USA
Suburban Campus
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Florida
USA
Our campus is a community of scholars and open to everyone.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
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Common Degree/ Major Names

LLB/BA
Commerical Law
LLB/BA
Business Law
LLB/BA
Global Law
BA/BSc
PPLE - Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics
BA
Legal Studies
LLB/BA
Law
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Useful Skills

ICT
Note Taking
Analytical
Data Manipulation
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Organisation
Teamwork
Research
Speaking (Verbal Communication)
Written Communication
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