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Legal education is the education of individuals in the principles, practices, and theory of
Legal education can take the form of a variety of programs, including:
Early Western legal education emerged in Republican Rome. Initially those desiring to be advocates would train in schools of
Canon and ecclesiastical law were studied in universities in medieval Europe. However, institutions providing education in the domestic law of each country emerged later in the eighteen century.
In England, legal education emerged in the late thirteenth century through apprenticeships. The Inns of Court controlled admission to practice and also provided some legal training. English universities had taught Roman and canon law for some time, but formal degrees focused on the native common law did not emerge until the 1800s.