A PhD is often the highest degree awarded by educational institutions. It may take five to eight years to complete, depending on the dissertation topic. What is a PhD in Law? A doctorate can equip students with knowledge of the law as it relates to government policy, research methods, statistics and economics. Individuals may tailor their doctoral studies to focus in one of many areas, from govern… Read more

A PhD is often the highest degree awarded by educational institutions. It may take five to eight years to complete, depending on the dissertation topic.

What is a PhD in Law? A doctorate can equip students with knowledge of the law as it relates to government policy, research methods, statistics and economics. Individuals may tailor their doctoral studies to focus in one of many areas, from government and social work to legal and regulatory issues about international markets and business management. Individual PhD programs may be developed with an academic advisor to ensure students gain the knowledge and insight needed to achieve their goals. 

Skills possessed by PhD graduates with a law focus can include comprehending and retaining large amounts of information, which can be used in teaching or creating detailed procedures. The interpersonal and leadership skills developed during their program may transfer to their jobs, enabling professional advancement.  

Enrollment and registration fees often differ from one academic institution to another. Length of program and intensity of the classes required for the PhD are among the contributing factors for the cost. Individuals should research prospective schools and programs to ensure they can fulfill the necessary financial requirements.

A PhD in Law can lead to a teaching career at high-quality universities and in legal research. As a successful doctoral candidate, rewarding professions may include becoming a regulatory or intellectual property lawyer. A career as a certified patent agent can be a unique niche with immense potential. Nontraditional jobs for a law degree that are becoming increasingly competitive include mediator, politician and entrepreneur. Government department advisor and military researcher are alternative career paths that are also becoming more common.

Accredited institutions around the globe offer doctoral law degrees. Online classes provide flexibility for working professionals and students who are in rural areas. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Bradford
Bradford , United Kingdom + 1 More

Our Law PhD programme enables you to conduct legal research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty.

Our Law PhD programme enables you to conduct legal research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies
Camerino , Italy

Area: Legal and Social Sciences

Area: Legal and Social Sciences -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English, Italian
November 2019
24 Jun 2019
Campus
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery , USA

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educators ... +

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educators will be provided with: the necessary knowledge of their subject; an understanding of our diverse culture; technological skills; critical thinking skills required to make informed decisions and implement change; and the ability to provide a just and ethical, accurate, and meaningful education for their students. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
August 2020
09 Mar 2018
Campus
 
ISPED
São Paulo , Brazil + 1 More

The ISPED maintained by AELA - Educational Latin American Association and the National University of Córdoba offer Law professionals a totally unique and different course for ... +

The ISPED maintained by AELA - Educational Latin American Association and the National University of Córdoba offer Law professionals a totally unique and different course for those seeking training in a doctorate. This is the Stricto Sensu Program Doctorate in Law and Social Sciences, dynamic, full and recognized worldwide. -
PhD
Full-time
Spanish
March 2020
Campus
 
Universidad de La Laguna
Santa Cruz de Tenerife , Spain

The Doctorate Program in Law, Society and Tourism presented here to be taught according to RD 99/2011, integrates, replaces and expands the scientific field of the current Doc ... +

The Doctorate Program in Law, Society and Tourism presented here to be taught according to RD 99/2011, integrates, replaces and expands the scientific field of the current Doctorate Program in Tourism implemented by agreement of the Government Council of the Canary Islands February 10, 2011 (BOC No.33 of February 15, 2011), and registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Titles. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
September 2020
Campus
 
Bond University
Robina , Australia

The Doctor of Philosophy provides you with research expertise as well as transferable skills that will prepare you for both academic and executive careers in academia, researc ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy provides you with research expertise as well as transferable skills that will prepare you for both academic and executive careers in academia, research and industry. -
PhD
Full-time
208 weeks
English
January 2020
Campus