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LL.M. Scholarship Opportunities




LL.M Scholarship Recipients

(Joshua Hovsha (Kader Asmal Fellowship), Samuel Tyrer (Hyman Tarlo Scholarship), Alexander Heinze (Law School Alumni Scholarship) and Nubia Martins Domingues (Government of Ireland Scholarship (Brazil))


Constantina Maxwell Faculty Studentship 2017/18

Students may apply to be considered for Constantia Maxwell Faculty Studentship for academic year 2017-18. The value of the studentship is a 5,000 euro contribution towards LL.M tuition fees (EU or Non-EU) in academic year 2017/18. It is generously funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin.

This studentship seeks to acknowledge the quality of entrants to our taught LL.M programmes and the on-going contribution of LL.M students to our Law School and Faculty. It aims to support and develop gifted postgraduate students.

Eligibility

This studentship is available to new entrants (EU and Non-EU) to any of our four LL.M. degrees, for admission in September 2017. In order to be eligible, applicants must hold and have officially accepted an Unconditional Offer of a place on one of these programmes by 31st July 2017.

Selection Criteria

Applications are assessed competitively with the sole criteria for the grant of the studentship being the proven academic merit of the candidate. It is accepted, however, that very many candidates with exceptional qualifications apply annually to the programme. Thus the decision as to the recipient of the studentship (which is made at School level) is at the exclusive discretion of the LL.M. Course Director and LL.M. Sub-Committee.

As only one studentship will be available in 2017-18, LL.M applicants are strongly advised to apply for all other funding and grants open to them.

LL.M. applicants are expected to apply for the renewal of any Local Authority Scholarship they may have held as undergraduates.

Conditions

This studentship is open to EU and Non-EU postgraduate students undertaking studies on one of our four LL.M. degrees in 2017/18. It is offered subject to the following conditions:

  • The holder must engage in full-time study and must register for one LL.M. degree at the Law School in academic year 2017/18;
  • The holder is required to engage in relevant academic activities as determined by the LL.M. Course Director;
  • The holder must not be a simultaneous holder of other grants, or funding or other awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value).

How do I apply?

LL.M. Applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria and wish to be considered for this studentship must submit a one-page letter no later than 1 August 2017 indicating:

1. Full name and TCD application number (assigned by TCD when application is submitted);
2. Interest in being considered for the award;
3. The reasons why they believe such an award would be justified.

Letters should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to law.postgraduate@tcd.ie.
Please use subject title "Constantia Maxwell Faculty Studentship".


HT

Hyman Tarlo Scholarship 2017/18

The Law School of Trinity College Dublin is pleased to announce the Hyman Tarlo Scholarship in Law for 2017/18. This scholarship is generously sponsored by Mrs Ruth Tarlo in memory of her late husband.

Professor Hyman Tarlo was a law student in Trinity College during the 1940s. He was elected a scholar of the College, the highest honour bestowed on undergraduate students, and was also Auditor of the student Law Society. He practised as a solicitor in Ireland for several years before moving with his wife, also a Trinity graduate, to Australia to take up a position as Senior Lecturer at the Law School in Canberra, then associated with Melbourne University before becoming part of the Australian National University. Professor Tarlo then was a scholar at the University of Queensland from 1966 until his retirement in 1986. His legal specialties were Land Law, Equity and Family Law, and he was a pioneer in the teaching of Environmental Law. He was an innovative Dean of UQ Law School, reforming the way in which legal education was delivered.
This scholarship is a fitting tribute to Professor Tarlo, both rewarding legal excellence and facilitating students to travel between Australia and Ireland.


The Scholarship covers full LL.M Non-EU tuition fees in academic year 2017/18, payable directly by the Law School to Student Finance, and a stipend of AUS$10,000.
Applications are assessed competitively with the sole criteria for the granting of the scholarship being the proven academic merit of the candidate. The decision as to the recipient of the scholarship (which is made at school level) is at the exclusive discretion of the School of Law in Trinity College Dublin.

Conditions

The Hyman Tarlo scholarship is open to all Australian nationals who will, by September 2017, have attained an undergraduate or graduate law degree in an Australian university. Applicants can apply to any of the four prestigious taught Masters in Law (LL.M) programmes, for admission in September 2017.
It is offered subject to the following conditions:

  1. The holder must engage in full-time study and must register for one LL.M degree at the Law School in academic year 2017/18;
  2. The holder is required to engage in relevant academic activities as determined by the LL.M Course Director;
  3. The holder must not be a simultaneous holder of other grants or funding, Government of Ireland or other awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value).

How do I apply?

  1. Applicants must complete the LL.M. application process by 31st May 2017, providing all required documentation (See LL.M Admissions for further information).
  2. Applicants must hold an Unconditional offer by 1st July 2017. In exceptional cases, the Law School reserves the right to extend this deadline in circumstances where the successful candidate has not received his or her final degree result from the awarding institution by this deadline and his or her offer to study on the LLM programme is conditional on such result being available.

For further information, please contact law.postgraduate@tcd.ie

A Stone

2016/17 Hyman Tarlo Scholarship recipient, Amy Stone is a Town Planner and Solicitor from Newcastle, NSW. Amy enrolled in Trinity College Dublin’s LL.M program to further her knowledge in International Law and Legal Research. Amy utilised the research dissertation component of the LL.M programme to undertake a critical analysis of the Australian Government’s response to the Stolen Generations, though an application of Transitional Justice Theory, Public International Law and Human Rights Law. 

Amy has enjoyed the experience of living and studying abroad: “The LL.M program at TCD provided me with the opportunity to learn from some of the best legal minds at a world-renowned university. Taking classes with a cohort of international students has given me a unique insight into other legal jurisdictions. I've also made life-long friends. For me the scholarship presented a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m so glad I took the chance to apply!”. 

 

 

 

Casement

Irish Aid Casement Fellowship 2017/18

The Roger Casement fellowship has been established by Irish Aid to honour the memory of the Irish human rights activist Roger Casement who spent some of his early working life in Calabar, Nigeria and was an early advocate for human rights while in Nigeria, and, famously, during his later work in the Congo, the Amazon and in Ireland. With his humanitarian legacy in mind, Irish Aid set up this fellowship to support one Nigerian student to study a masters degree in human rights in Ireland. The purpose of the Irish Aid Casement Fellowship Programme is to provide talented candidates with the opportunity to pursue advanced education and professional development in Ireland in order to contribute to the future development of Nigeria.

Under the Casement fellowship, full financial support is provided for one successsful candidate from Nigeria to undertake a one-year masters level course of study in Human Rights in Ireland such as Trinity College's LL.M (International and Comparative Law) degree.

The Irish Aid Casement Fellowship Programme normally covers: return airfares, full tuition, stipends to cover accommodation and subsistence costs, health insurance and other allowances, in addition to the necessary entry arrangements such as medical examination and visa.

Full eligibility criteria, conditions of application and applicaton procedures are available at http://www.irishaidfellowships.ie/casement-fellowship

The deadline for applications will be Friday 17 March 2017


Kader Asmal

Kader Asmal Fellowship 2017/18

The Law School of Trinity College Dublin is pleased to announce the Kader Asmal Fellowship for 2017/18. This fellowship applies to Human Rights Law, specifically the LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, with candidates to be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC). Canon Collins Trust, on behalf of the Government of Ireland, invites applications for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme via http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/ireland.html

Professor Kader Asmal was a lecturer in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin from 1963 until 1990 and served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts (Humanities) between 1980 and 1986. He was a member of the first democratically elected government of South Africa having previously been a leader of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement. Dr Asmal combined his academic career with a commitment to social and political reform and this has influenced the way many of the staff at the Law School teach law, with one eye on how legal developments affect contemporary political and social issues.

The Kader Asmal Fellowship will cover, amongst other costs, tuition fees, economy travel to and from your country of residence to Ireland, a monthly personal living allowance (stipend).

For full eligibility criteria please see http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/ireland.html

Conditions

To apply for this scholarship through the Canon Collins Trust you must:

  1. be a South African citizen or a citizen of Zimbabwe holding a South African Permanent Residence Permit
  2. have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a postgraduate course in an institute of higher education in Ireland
  3. be seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate programme in one of the above listed subject areas
  4. be able to take up fellowship in the academic year 2017/2018

Please note applicants already in possession of a Master’s degree are not eligible.

How do I apply?

Full details are available at http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/ireland.html

The deadline for applications will be Tuesday 21 February 2017

P. Erasmust

Prior to coming to Trinity, 2016/17 Kader Asmal Fellowship Patricia Erasmus was manager of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa and manager of The University of Pretoria pro bono legal aid clinic. She also held a position as a lecturer of law at Varsity College in South Africa.  Patricia’s professional goals are to use the law as a tool for rights protection of marginalized groups in the African continent and she believes in strategic litigation as a method for change, alongside promoting awareness about state accountability within communities through advocacy.

"My experience at Trinity has been an incredible privilege.  I have been exposed to ideas and ways of thinking which have expanded my world view and provided me with legal tools and inspiration to continue my work in human rights protection.  I won't forget this year I am spending at Trinity."

 

 

Postgraduate Global Scholarship for Excellence 2017/18

Students may apply to be considered for a Postgraduate Global Scholarship for Excellence 2017/18. Several scholarships valued at 5,000 euro each, applied as a reduction of the tuition fees of a full-time postgraduate taught program.  It is open to all Non-EU postgraduate Students at Trinity College Dublin and is not specific to the School of Law.

Eligibility

Applicants who have non-EU (international) status and will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate. Applicants must have submitted an application to their chosen programme at Trinity College to be eligible.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall TCD community.



How do I apply?

Application instructions and submission deadlines are available on the Scholarships for Postgraduate Study website.

 

Claddagh Scholarship Programme 2017/18 (China)

Trinity College Dublin are delighted offer a number of scholarships for Chinese nationals under the Claddagh Scholarship Programme. Five scholarships valued at 5,000 euro each, applied as a reduction of the tuition fees of a full-time postgraduate taught program. These scholarships are offered throughout the University and are not specific to the School of Law.

Eligibility

Applicants who are normally resident in China, who have non-EU status and will pay non-EU tuition fees. Applicants must have submitted an application to their chosen programme at Trinity College to be eligible.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall TCD community


How do I apply?

Application instructions and submission deadlines are available on the Scholarships for Postgraduate Study website.