Law degree


Law degree

A Law degree is the degree conferred on someone who successfully completes studies in law. Different degrees are conferred on each country to allow graduates to practice law.

* B.A. in Law or Bachelor of Laws in the United Kingdom.
* B.L. (Bachelor of Law) or L.L.B. (Bachelor of Laws) in India.
* Bachelor of Laws in Canada, Australia and various other Commonwealth countries.
* Juris Doctor in the United States (also offered at some Canadian law schools)
* "Juristisches Staatsexamen" ("state exam in law") in Germany. Actually only the first part of the exam "(Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen)" is the equivalent to the law degree, since the second part "(Zweites Juristisches Staatsexamen)" is the German equivalent to the Bar exam in the U.S. At some Universities you either become a "Lizentiat des Rechts (Licentiatus iuris)", a "Magister iuris" or a "Diplom-Jurist".
* "Dottore in Giurisprudenza" ("Doctor of Jurisprudence") in Italy.
* Candidate of Law in some countries.
* "Licenciatura en Derecho" ("Bachelor in Law") in Mexico.
* "Lizentiat der Rechtswissenschaften" (German) / "Licence en droit" (French) until 2004 and "Master of Law (MLaw)" since 2004 in Switzerland.
* "Maestría en Derecho" ("Mastery in Law") in Spain.
* "Magister iuris (Mag. iur.)" ("Master of Law") in Austria.
* "Doctor iuris (Dr. iur.)" ("Juris Doctor") in Austria.
* Jurist ("Master of Laws, LL.M") in Ukraine and Russia
* "Ijazat attadris wa 'l-ifttd" ("license to teach and issue legal opinions") in the Muslim world

ee also

*Law school


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