Why study a Law degree?
The UK has a long, proud history of pioneering law, and developed the legal system used in many countries today. In fact, a third of world’s population live under a ‘common law’ jurisdiction. This is a type of legal system originating from medieval England.
Students interested in studying Law have great options in the UK and the USA, and many respected universities in both countries offer degrees in the field. Law can be an extremely useful discipline for ambitious students hoping to build a high-flying career. Not only could Law students become lawyers or judges, but they could also go into politics, finance, or HR.
But what are the best universities for Law?
Kaplan has partnerships with many fantastic universities that offer Law degrees, with experienced tutors who are leaders in the field.
For instance, The University of Glasgow is ranked 2nd in the country (Complete University Guide 2019). A varied selection of Law master’s degrees can be studied at Glasgow, including Economic Law, International Law, and Socio-Legal Studies.
The University of York is also highly regarded in the discipline, and ranked 5th in the UK for Law (Guardian University Guide 2019). At York, you can study International Corporate and Commercial Law and International Human Rights Law and Practice. Students can take a pathway course with Kaplan to prepare them for a degree in Law at the University of York.
Meanwhile, the University of Nottingham, one of the UK's red brick universities, is 11th for Law (Times and Sunday Times Good University 2019), while the University of Birmingham, another red brick university, is in the top 30 (Complete University Guide 2019). Students can study Law Environmental Law, European Law or Human Rights Law at York, while Birmingham has degree subjects such as International Law and Globalisation available.
The USA also has some great options for students who want to study Law. For example, Arizona State University's O'Connor law school is ranked 27th out of hundreds of institutions in the subject (U.S. News Education 2019). This makes a Law degree from Arizona State highly valuable!
How to study Law in the UK or USA
Kaplan works with many great universities that offer Law degrees. To find law degrees in the UK or Law degrees in the USA, use our handy new degree finder below.