The English equivalent to the Juris Doctorate, or JD, is the LLB, or Bachelor of Laws. Unlike the pre-law track in the United States and Canada, students in the UK can study Law directly out of high school. This allows for a more immersive experience in the discipline, which is complemented by globally renowned teaching. The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s offers students the opportunity to study law at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Postgraduate students have the opportunity to study law in various capacities. There are multiple LLM, or Master of Laws, degree options for students who have a JD or LLB and are looking to hone in on a specific type of law and improve their expertise. In addition to LLM programs, King’s also offers several MA and MSc programmes through the Dickson Poon School of Law that would be beneficial for general knowledge of law or entrance into US or Canadian law schools. Several of these programs are distance learning, making them even more accessible for students from around the globe.
Many students wish to study law in the UK with the ultimate intention of using that degree to practice in their home country. If this is your plan, it is important to research the requirements to practice law in your home country with a degree from a foreign institution. The requirements will vary by country, and even by state, so be sure to do proper research beforehand.