When we think about the law, we think of lawyers arguing in court, police enforcing the laws and legislators creating the various rules and regulations under which we all live. But we do not necessarily consider the deep history and traditions, stretching back thousands of years, that form the basis of laws. This is work for a very specialized type of legal expert, more detective or historian than advocate.
If this type of work excites you, and if you love history, puzzles and finding out how things work, consider earning a degree in law with a focus on legal studies. This type of legal work takes place far away from the noise of the police station or courtroom. It is perfect for those who are studious, deliberate and have a need to understand the very roots of law and jurisprudence by relating the past to the present. You will research the law, unearth old precedents and past decisions and publish your work for others to use to create and interpret new laws.
Traditionally, this type of training could only be obtained at a law school. Recently, however, many schools have begun to offer comprehensive legal training in the online environment. This includes many colleges and universities renowned for their law schools. This method of teaching removes a major obstacle to learning. You no longer have to attend class in person, and you can do the work at home, in your favorite coffee shop or wherever is most comfortable for you. Since the classes are virtual, you can attend evenings, weekends or at any time when you have some time to spare. If you would like to make your mark in legal history, and help shape the future of the legal profession, explore a degree in law with a specialty in legal studies.