a bachelor's law degree or a bachelor's degree in law?

  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    A "Bachelor's degree in Law" exists in the UK and many other countries, where it allows you to become a lawyer.

    But the U.S. is an exception. In the U.S., to become a lawyer requires a "Juris Doctor" degree, which is a 3-year course of study that you start after obtaining a Bachelor's degree.

    Some students, knowing they intend to be lawyers, get their undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree in a major called "Pre-Law". Others may get a Bachelor's degree in a different major. It depends on what is required by the school where they plan to enter the Juris Doctor program.

    sources:
    Bachelor of Laws - Wikipedia
    Different Types of Law Degrees | Legal Degree Programs, Schools
     
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