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33 Law Programs in Legal Governance 2023

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What is Legal Governance?
Legal governance is the establishment, execution, and interpretation of processes and rules put in place by corporate legal departments. Corporate law departments are responsible for more than just providing legal advice to executive management; they also provide counsel on business decisions that have potential legal consequences. Legal governance degrees provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a corporate law department.
What is a Legal Governance degree?
Legal governance is a course offered by law schools designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a corporate law department. The legal governance degree provides students with an understanding of business, employment, contract law, and other important aspects of law that are integral to the success of a corporation. In addition, they learn how these laws can impact business decisions, mitigating legal risk and liability. Legal governance students explore the role of general counsel, the attorney-client privilege, and attorney work product doctrine as well as how to protect against claims of discrimination or sexual harassment. 
The course is typically offered as a one year program after an individual has obtained a JD degree from a law school. The course is most commonly offered in a full-time format lasting between nine and twelve months, but can also be taken on a part-time basis over the course of three years. 
What are the benefits of studying Legal Governance at university?
A legal governance degree provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a corporate law department. Many graduates are able to secure jobs within one year after graduation, or before they even graduate because of their extensive understanding of employment law, legal governance, and laws and regulation and how these apply to corporations. The course is designed for individuals who wish to pursue an alternative career path or those who wish to earn a higher salary and broaden their employment opportunities post-graduation. 
What will I study during my Legal Governance degree?
Legal governance students take courses in law, business and accounting. Students who complete a degree in legal governance will have an understanding of relevant laws that can impact the success of a corporation as well as an understanding of ethical issues which arise throughout a career. In addition to academic study, students also attend industry seminars and lectures presented by outside experts on topics such as law firm mergers, class action litigation, and managing the human resource function within a company or corporation. 
 

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