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Legal Studies deals with the relationship between law and society. It covers a wide range of subjects including business, human rights, commercial law and many more. Studying Legal Studies can lead you to a rewarding career in Law and beyond!

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$788.9 billion: Net worth of the legal market

43,000

job openings expected for paralegals and legal assistants each year

12%

The employment growth projected this decade for paralegals and legal assistants.

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$53,000: average annual salary of legal studies graduates

Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary field using perspectives and lenses from political science, economics, sociology and history. Legal studies give you an understanding of how the legal system works, how regulations are formed and applied in society through the legal process. With the changing political scenario worldwide, legal studies has become of particular importance to help address legal issues related to society. Legal studies are theory-intensive but also impart transferrable skills that make you invaluable for any organisation. Some of those skills are problem-solving skills, analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
Do you aspire to make a difference in the lives of people and society? Are you passionate about law and the legal system? If yes, then legal studies is a good fit for you. However, the subject is relatively tough and might require you to burn the midnight oil and effectively manage your time. Some courses will require in-depth research and students need to have strong analytical skills and a logical mind in order to elucidate case studies and legal theories. If you believe you possess all these skills and are passionate about law, then you should consider pursuing a degree in legal studies. Jobs and career opportunities are booming due to the changes occurring globally in politics, legal structure and reforms.
In the United States of America, 996 universities and colleges are offering a legal studies program. The average tuition fee of colleges offering a Legal Studies programme is $19,356 for undergraduate programmes and $22,083 for graduate programmes per annum. In the UK, a bachelor’s degree can cost between £4,000 to £16,000 per year for a Bachelor`s degree program and £6,000 to £18,000 per year for a master’s programme. Australian Law schools offer LLB, LLM and in some cases, Juris Doctor (JD). The average cost of LLB ranges between AUD 15,000-33,000, LLM ranges between AUD 20,000-37,000 and JD between AUD 14,000-37,000.
The legal industry is predicted to become one of the major global markets. The industry is currently worth $788.9 billion with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) at 10.6%. By 2026 legal market is expected to reach $1112.75 billion! With the changing political structure and legal reforms globally, the legal industry is expected to generate more and more opportunities for people with a legal studies degree.
There is a wide range of career options to choose from for students who wish to pursue an education in Legal studies.

Barrister


Barristers are lawyers who represent individuals and organisations in court for legal proceedings. They handle the legal matters of their clients. Most barristers are mostly self-employed while some work in government departments and agencies.

Company Secretary


A company secretary ensures that the company follows all the financial and legal conditions. You will need to ensure that the chairman and the board members are making decisions in line with state and federal law. Additionally, you will need to take charge of the administration when faced with a legal matter.

Paralegal


Paralegals usually work with law firms. They do most of the legal research work and provide their legal opinion when needed. They also help the firm lawyers with their cases and do most of the paperwork which includes filing documents in court, analysing legal data and recording witness statements.

Advice worker


Advice worker provides their clients with quality information and advice to overcome their legal issues. These issues can be simple problems or multiple cases. You can do this work in person as well as through emails and webchat.

Civil Service Administrator


Civil Service Administrators represent a government agency and serve the public. They ensure the implementation of government policies. You can directly impact people`s lives as you get to directly interact with the general public

Top Legal Studies courses

  • At Queen's University
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    Kingston , Canada

    THE world university rank: 251

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    Course qualification

    Ph.D.

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.0

    Fees

    Total course fee

    MUR 500,751 ? CAD  17,319 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At Dalhousie University
    uni-location

    Halifax , Canada

    THE world university rank: 251

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    Course qualification

    Ph.D.

    turn-around

    Entry score

    7.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    MUR 1,223,559 ? CAD  42,318 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At University of Alberta
    uni-location

    Edmonton , Canada

    THE world university rank: 125

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    Course qualification

    Ph.D.

    turn-around

    Entry score

    7.0

    Fees

    Total course fee

    MUR 769,734 ? CAD  26,622 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

Top Universities to study Legal Studies

The University of New England

The University of New England

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Bond University College

Bond University College

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Bond University

Bond University

THE ranking: 501

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Monash University

Monash University

THE ranking: 57

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Macquarie University

Macquarie University

THE ranking: 192

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The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales

THE ranking: 70

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University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

THE ranking: 201

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University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

THE ranking: 143

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The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

THE ranking: 54

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La Trobe University

La Trobe University

THE ranking: 201

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The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

THE ranking: 58

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Flinders University

Flinders University

THE ranking: 251

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James Cook University

James Cook University

THE ranking: 251

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University of South Australia

University of South Australia

THE ranking: 301

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The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

THE ranking: 33

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Murdoch University

Murdoch University

THE ranking: 501

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The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

THE ranking: 111

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University of Canberra

University of Canberra

THE ranking: 170

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Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

THE ranking: 193

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Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

THE ranking: 501

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Curtin University

Curtin University

THE ranking: 251

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The University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ)

The University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ)

THE ranking: 401

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

THE ranking: 301

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Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

THE ranking: 601

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Trent University

Trent University

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Durham College

Durham College

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Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University

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St Lawrence College

St Lawrence College

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Laurentian University

Laurentian University

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Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University

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Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

THE ranking: 251

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Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology

Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Seneca College

Seneca College

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Ontario Tech University

Ontario Tech University

THE ranking: 601

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Algoma University

Algoma University

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Algonquin College

Algonquin College

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Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Cambrian College

Cambrian College

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York University

York University

THE ranking: 401

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University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

THE ranking: 201

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Capilano University

Capilano University

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Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Fleming College

Fleming College

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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

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Carleton University

Carleton University

THE ranking: 601

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Conestoga College

Conestoga College

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Georgian College

Georgian College

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MacEwan University

MacEwan University

uni-location Canada

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

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Lakehead University

Lakehead University

THE ranking: 801

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Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

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McMaster University

McMaster University

THE ranking: 80

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Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland

THE ranking: 601

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Niagara College

Niagara College

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Red River College

Red River College

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Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

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Queen's University

Queen's University

THE ranking: 251

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McGill University (Continuing Education)

McGill University (Continuing Education)

THE ranking: 44

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Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

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Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

THE ranking: 201

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University of Calgary

University of Calgary

THE ranking: 201

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University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

THE ranking: 37

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University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

THE ranking: 301

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University of Alberta

University of Alberta

THE ranking: 125

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University of New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick

THE ranking: 601

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University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

THE ranking: 162

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Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University

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University of Windsor

University of Windsor

THE ranking: 601

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University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan

THE ranking: 501

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University of Victoria

University of Victoria

THE ranking: 301

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Western University

Western University

THE ranking: 201

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University of Toronto

University of Toronto

THE ranking: 18

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Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University

uni-location Canada

Douglas College

Douglas College

uni-location Canada

Lambton College

Lambton College

uni-location Canada

St. Clair College

St. Clair College

uni-location Canada

The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato

THE ranking: 401

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University of Leicester

University of Leicester

THE ranking: 185

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Northumbria University

Northumbria University

THE ranking: 401

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The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland

THE ranking: 137

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Cardiff University

Cardiff University

THE ranking: 189

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University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

uni-location United Kingdom

Swansea University

Swansea University

THE ranking: 251

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

THE ranking: 601

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Teesside University

Teesside University

THE ranking: 1001

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Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

THE ranking: 401

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Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

THE ranking: 501

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University of Exeter

University of Exeter

THE ranking: 143

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University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

THE ranking: 401

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University of Westminster

University of Westminster

THE ranking: 801

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University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

THE ranking: 801

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University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

THE ranking: 30

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Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

THE ranking: 801

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University

THE ranking: 601

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University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

THE ranking: 182

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University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

THE ranking: 201

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University of Reading

University of Reading

THE ranking: 201

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University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

uni-location United Kingdom

University of Bradford

University of Bradford

THE ranking: 601

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University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

THE ranking: 801

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University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

THE ranking: 601

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University of Salford

University of Salford

THE ranking: 801

uni-location United Kingdom

Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University

THE ranking: 1001

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Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

THE ranking: 801

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University of Dundee

University of Dundee

THE ranking: 201

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University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

THE ranking: 158

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University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

THE ranking: 601

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University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

THE ranking: 1001

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University of South Wales

University of South Wales

THE ranking: 1001

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Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

THE ranking: 301

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University of West London

University of West London

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City, University of London

City, University of London

THE ranking: 351

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Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

THE ranking: 1001

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University of Derby

University of Derby

THE ranking: 601

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University of Regina

University of Regina

THE ranking: 601

uni-location Canada

SOAS University of London

SOAS University of London

THE ranking: 401

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Northern College

Northern College

uni-location Canada

Okanagan College

Okanagan College

uni-location Canada

Vancouver Community College

Vancouver Community College

uni-location Canada

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

uni-location Canada

Sault College

Sault College

uni-location Canada

SAIT Polytechnic

SAIT Polytechnic

uni-location Canada

Nova Scotia Community College

Nova Scotia Community College

uni-location Canada

Champlain College Saint-Lambert

Champlain College Saint-Lambert

uni-location Canada

Dawson College

Dawson College

uni-location Canada

Holland College

Holland College

uni-location Canada

NorQuest College

NorQuest College

uni-location Canada

Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College

uni-location Canada

Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic

uni-location Canada

Maynooth University

Maynooth University

THE ranking: 501

uni-location Ireland

University of Chester

University of Chester

THE ranking: 1201

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

uni-location United Kingdom

University of Huddersfield ISC - Study Group UK

University of Huddersfield ISC - Study Group UK

uni-location United Kingdom

RMIT University

RMIT University

THE ranking: 301

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