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Thinking of Pursuing Law? Here Are 10 of the Most Popular Law Schools in Asia

Law degree is one of the most respected courses in the field of academia. Law or also referred to as legal studies tackle on issues about economics, business, politics, human rights, environment, international relations, and trade. Many people all around the world would like to study this course at the university.

An individual who wants to study law must prepare himself to learn how to confront and hold the most problematic legal issues in modern society. That is why, enrolling yourself with a university that is specialized in law degrees, is very important.

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There are various types of law degrees offered in different universities. On the other hand, this depends on the country that you are going to study in. In the majority  of countries, the Bachelor of Laws or LLB or LLM is a law degree that has been studied. This permits you to go on to take the National Bar or Law Society qualifying examinations to make you a full pledge practicing lawyer. Meanwhile, in some countries, they have the BA in Law (BL) or a BSc in Law.

In case you are aiming to take a law degree in Asia instead of U.S universities or European ones, there are several universities you need to consider before deciding. The following are the most popular law schools in Asia:

  1. National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law

National University of Singapore has programs such as Master of Laws (LLM), Specialized Master of Laws (LLM) in International Business Law, and the Dual-Degree Master of Laws (LLM)/Master in Public Administration (MPA) or Master in Public Policy (MPP).

The Master of Laws focuses on Asian Legal Studies, Corporate & Financial Services Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, International and Comparative Law, and Maritime Law.

  1. Indian Law Institute (ILI)

The programs in Indian Law Institute could be taken full-time and part-time. It offers the Master of Laws for two years for full time and one year for part-time.

  1. University of Delhi (DU) – Faculty Law

University of Delhi has the Master of Laws program and can be taken as full-time.

  1. National Law School of India University

Its programs include Master of Laws (LLM) and the Master of Business Law. The Master of Laws focuses on Human Rights law and Business Law. It can be taken in 12 months. Meanwhile, the Master of Business Law can be taken in 24 months.

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  1. Acharya Nagarjuna University

This law school is located in India as well. Its Law programs are the following:

  • LLM in Labor Laws (24 months)
  • LLM Constitutional Law and Administrative Law (24 months)
  • LLM in Torts and Crimes (24 months)
  • LLM in Corporate and Securities Law (24 months)
  1. University of Mumbai- Department of Law

The Department of Law of University of Mumbai has program Master of Laws with the following concentrations:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Business Law
  • Law of Intellectual Property and Information Technology
  • Human Rights Law
  • Criminal Law and Criminal Administration
  • Environment and Legal Order
  1. The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

The full-time Law programs of The University of Hong Kong include the following:

  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Master of Laws in Corporate and Financial Law
  • Master of Laws in Chinese Law
  • Master of Laws in Compliance and Regulation

Part-time programs

  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Master of Laws in Corporate and Financial Law
  • Master of Laws in Chinese Law
  • Master of Laws in Compliance and Regulation
  1. Amity University- Amity Law School

The full-time Law programs at Amity University are the following:

  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Laws – Business Law
  • LLM (Constitutional Law)
  • LLM (Corporate Banking and Insurance Law)
  • LLM (Criminal Law)
  1. University of Tokyo

Its program includes the Master Program Legal and Political Studies. It could be taken in two years. The language used is Japanese.

  1. Kyushu University- Graduate School of Law

Kyushu University is located in Japan. It has full-time Law programs such as the following:

  • LLM in International Economic and Business Law
  • LLM Bilingual Program in Law
  • LLM Lifelong Learning Master in Law
  • LLM Young Leader’s Program in Law

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It also has a dual degree such as the Double Degree LLM Programs in Law.


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