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Legal studies is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the mutual influence between law and society. It provides a general understanding legal systems, how regulations are formed and social actors involved in the legal process. Legal studies involve perspectives belonging to subjects including political science, economics, history, sociology, international relations and philosophy. Law students learn how to address important issues such as the relationship between citizens and the state, individual liberty and privacy, social equality, or justice in the distribution of resources.

Students pursuing a career in legal studies many choose between different types of law qualifications including vocational certificates, LLBs or BAs in Law, to Masters of Law (LLM), or research doctorates. Bachelors and Masters in legal studies focus on commercial law, environmental law, government and law, legal theory, international law or criminology and criminal justice. Law professionals make use of in-depth knowledge of legal principles, and possess abilities such as: language and communication skills, analytic reasoning, critical thinking and respect for ethical conduct. Extracurricular activities and community service work enhance the more practical side of legal training.

Legal studies provide a background for graduate work in administration of justice, business, legal studies, and law as well as work in law-related fields like insurance, social security, and social services. Graduates develop legal careers as arbitrators, mediators, lawyers, judges and magistrates, legal secretaries, legal consultants, investigators, etc.

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Suggested Short Courses in Legal Studies

Short Course Empirical Research Methods for Legal Studies

Empirical legal questions are increasingly pressing for society and academics alike. Covering the law in action, victims, governmental accountability, police investigation, reporting and so on, the study of these questions is at the core of a promising and necessary field. The Empirical Research Methods for Legal Studies course is offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Netherlands
Certificate CertCe Criminology and Criminal Justice

Take up the Certificate of Continuing Education in Criminology and Criminal Justice programme online at University of Essex Online to develop a basic yet thorough understanding of criminal justice, criminological issues, theories and much more.

United Kingdom
Certificate IE Summer School 2018

The IE Summer School 2018 is an intense three-week program at IE Summer School that offers undergraduate students and recent graduates the opportunity to follow courses across a wide range of disciplines taught by top quality faculty while they enjoy the vibrant city of Madrid through different extracurricular activities and team-building events. 

Spain