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Laws (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

Our flagship LL.M programme offers students the opportunity for postgraduate study where they can select modules from a substantial list of modules covering the disparate branches of law. Students can focus on public law or private law modules or may take a selection of both.  This programme will enable students to develop the skills to use appropriate legal theories, doctrines and concepts to identify, formulate, analyse and solve legal problems within national and international contexts and identify, evaluate and synthesise jurisprudential theories and concepts at a level appropriate to masters graduates.

 

The LL.M degree is delivered over one academic year and seeks to promote critical analysis of, and reflection on, different aspects of national, European and international 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 law.

 

During their studies, students can choose from a vast array list of modules designed to deepen their knowledge of public and private law. Module offerings focus on all areas of law from Commercial Arbitration, Corporate Goverance, Digital Technologies Law, EU Consumer Law, International Aviation Law, International Criminal Law, International and European Human Rights Law, Islamic Law and Refugee 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.

 


 

Samuel Tyrer, (LL.M.) - Australia

“Postgraduate study at TCD has allowed me to take my academic skills to a whole new level, and in ways that were not necessarily possible in legal practice or at an undergraduate level. Along the way, I have been challenged by teachers and new friends from an array of other legal jurisdictions. Assumptions I did not even realise I had made about how a legal system should work have been explored, and for the better.”  

Brady Gordon - (Ph.D., & LL.M.) - Canada

"Choosing to do my LL.M. and my Ph.D. at Trinity College Dublin was the best choice I could have made for my career, my life and myself. It set me up as an expert in my field, and left me with lifelong friendships with colleagues at leading universities and companies all around the world. Coming from degrees in Canada and the U.K., I was struck to find that the culture at Trinity was very much one of friendliness and collaboration. I wasn't treated as ‘just another student’, but as a member of their scholarly community. I was asked what I needed to pursue my ideas and my research, and I was paired with experts in my area and professors who knew my name. Even just the experience of studying at Trinity was remarkable. Trinity is one of the seven ancient universities and comes with a worldwide academic reputation, but it is also sitting right in the middle of Dublin - a young, bustling city at the centre of the western commercial world. Walking through the gates of Trinity every morning, and passing from this modern city into the quiet of this ancient university, was an experience I will never forget."

 

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.

Apply

To apply, click on the relevant Apply Link below

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/