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International and Comparative Law (LL.M.)

1 Year Full TIme

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Course Director

Professor Desmond Ryan

 

Telephone Number

+353-1-679 2392

law.postgraduate@tcd.ie

Website

https://www.tcd.ie/law/programmes/postgraduate/

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees.

Course Description

With the increased globalisation of the last twenty years and, even earlier, with the rise to prominence of the international human rights movement, there has been the impetus for students of all nationalities towards studying areas of law with a broad international and comparative focus. This programme will allow students to engage meaningfully in comparative legal research using mature comparative law methodology and to develop flexibility, adaptability and independence in order to engage productively with a changing, social, cultural and international environment.

The LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) is delivered over one academic year. It seeks to promote critical analysis of, and reflection on, different aspects of international law and comparative law.    Students on this programme are examined in six modules and will also complete a research dissertation on a topic approved by the Dissertation Director and related to  some aspect of international and comparative law.

In the LL.M (International and Comparative Law) we offer students the chance to study from a large range of modules with a broad international and comparative law feel - many of which relate to international and regional human rights. Module offerings may include International and European Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Economic Law, Islamic Law, Refugee Law as well as comparative modules relating to Digital Technologies Law, International Aviation Law, Freedom of Expression and Intellectual Property Law. Students may also choose up to two modules from the wide array offered on the LLM (General) ranging from Financial Services Law to Copyright Law.

The Law School reserves the right to vary the above list and, in particular, the right to withdraw and add modules.  Note that modules are offered in one semester only and timetabling considerations may also restrict choice. Further information on the precise modules available in a given year is available on the LL.M website.

Shonottra Kumar, International and Comparative Law (LL.M.) - India

“My reason for pursuing an LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) at the Law School at Trinity was to get a better understanding of the global development sector. Having completed the course, I can guarantee that this was the most rewarding experience; not just in terms of academics, where I got to interact with and study under some remarkable professionals, but also in terms of an overall university experience where Trinity’s hundred-plus clubs and societies offer you the space to explore new things about yourself.
 
While I was learning about development law, I also got to experience it first hand with yet another unique feature of Trinity, its Graduate Students’ Union - an independent student body that works for the benefit of postgraduate students in the university. Working with the GSU afforded me with the opportunity of interacting with students from different disciples and allowing me to significantly grow my network. An important lesson that I learned from my year in Trinity, was that my network was my net worth. Overall, from the variety of excellent modules to choose from, to making global connections that would last a lifetime, I would recommend this course to everyone. And if you do choose to come here, make the most of it! ”

 

Course Details

Duration

1 Year Full TIme

Next Intake

September 2020

Closing Date

31 May 2020

Applications are therefore invited from well-qualified graduates who hold a very good Honors Bachelor degree in law or in a law-based interdisciplinary programme.
Applications will also be considered from exceptional graduates in related disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences who can convincingly demonstrate that their studies have fully prepared them for the LLM.

Assuming that this basic pre-requisite is in place, thereafter admission to the various LLM programmes is at the absolute discretion of the School of Law, which will decide on questions of admission having regard to a wide range of academic criteria, including the quality of the individual application and the objectives of ensuring a diverse LLM class of the highest possible academic calibre. Admission requirements may vary from programme to programme and from year to year.

IMPORTANT - We advise students to apply for this programme as early as possible as admission to the course will be very competitive. The programme is subject to early closure as a result.

 

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees.

Get In Touch

Course Director

Professor Desmond Ryan

 

Telephone Number

+353-1-679 2392

law.postgraduate@tcd.ie

Website

https://www.tcd.ie/law/programmes/postgraduate/