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PhD Programs A PhD in Law involves research and an academic approach to Law study. A PhD in Law is not to be confused with a Juris Doctor, which is a professional degree preparing students to practice. A wide range of research areas is available for a PhD Law program, including international law, comparative law, human rights law, maritime law, international environmental law, and more. Through coursework, teaching, and research, candidates for a PhD Law degree will complete a dissertation to be awarded the degree. The variety of different PhD in Law can be overwhelming - don't let it stop you! Start your search by looking at the most popular PhD in Law listed below.

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November 6, 2021

It’s hardly surprising that law schools are seeing an increase in applicants, especially over the last few years. With more time on their hands due to the COVID-19 shutdowns, as well as the political unrest in many parts of the world, more students are considering a change in career or further education into law. Recently, “The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) released statistics revealing a 35% increase in applicants and a 56% rise in total applications over last year.” Therefore, if you got into law school, you’re likely to be amongst the good company of people who want their spot there. Being prepared to study like a law student will help you find success during school, and after you graduate.

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