Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search

Postgraduate Law Student Webinar- Thursday 24 February 2022.

Join the Law School at the Postgraduate Student Webinar on Thursday 24 February 2022, 3.30pm.

We are delighted to host a Postgraduate Law Student Webinar with our colleagues in Global Relations on Thursday 24 February at 3:30pm (GMT). Presentations will be delivered by the University’s Global Relations Team and the School of Law’s Postgraduate Course Directors, followed by a Q & A session.

About the School of Law:

Founded in 1740, the School of Law is one of the leading law schools in Europe, consistently ranked as one of the top 100 law schools in the world. We are very proud of our postgraduate programmes which attract top legal graduates from prestigious universities over 30 countries annually. Students benefit from this intellectually rigorous and culturally diverse environment, enriched by a deep sense of community. Our established Postgraduate taught programmes offer an array of modules with a European and international focus, providing students with an education that will enhance their mobility in pursuing global careers.

About the event:

We invite you to meet the School of Law’s Postgraduate Directors and discover how to join this outstanding scholarly community and enhance your legal career by completing one of their five Masters degrees.

  • LL.M
  • LL.M in International and European Business Law
  • LL.M in International and Comparative Law
  • LL.M in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
  • M.Sc. in Law and Finance


  • Introduction from Global Relations - Damien Farrell/Antonio De Linares
  • Introduction to School of Law - Professor Blanaid Clarke, Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning
  • LL.M programmes - Professor Desmond Ryan, Director of LLM Programmes
  • MSc Law and Finance – Professor Felix Mezzanotte, Director of MSc Law and Finance Programme
  • Alumni Experience - İbrahim Barış Sayar
  • Q & A

Speaker Panel:

Professor Blanaid Clarke holds the McCann FitzGerald Chair in Corporate Law at Trinity College Dublin where she is also Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning. Her research interests include corporate law, governance and financial services law. She is Deputy Chairman of the Irish Banking Culture Board, an executive of the Irish Takeover Panel and the Irish representative on the OECD’s Corporate Governance Committee. She is also a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA’s) Takeover Bids Network and a Vice President of the Academic Board of the European Banking Institute. Previously, she was a member of the Irish Central Bank Commission (2010-2018), ESMA’s Securities Markets Stakeholder Group, the European Commission’s Informal Expert Group on Company Law and its Reflection Group on the Future of EU Company Law.

Professor Desmond Ryan LL.B. (Dubl.), B.C.L., M.A. (Oxon.), Ph.D. (Dubl.), Barrister-at-Law, F.T.C.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the LL.M Programmes in the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin. His principal areas of research interest are in Employment Law and Tort Law, with a particular emphasis on the contract of employment, vicarious liability and dismissal law. He is interested in all aspects of the law of obligations and is a convenor of the Private Law Group. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Dr Ryan was a Visiting Fellow at Exeter College Oxford. He has published widely in journals including The Cambridge Law Journal, the Civil Justice Quarterly, Legal Studies, The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, the Dublin University Law Journal, the Irish Employment Law Journal and the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly.

Professor Felix Mezzanotte is the co-Director of the MSc Programme in Law and Finance. At Trinity he teaches modules in financial services law, legal aspects of sustainable finance and insolvency law. His research has addressed legal problems in the areas of investor protection, EU sustainable finance, corporate law and governance, and competition law in the EU, Hong Kong and China. Felix’s work has been published in highly regarded law journals including the Capital Markets Law Journal, European Law Journal, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Review of Banking & Financial Law, and the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, among others. Prior to Trinity, Félix taught law at the Faculty of Business of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for almost a decade, and he was awarded the 'Faculty of Business Award for Outstanding Teaching'. He also worked as policy advisor for the World Bank in Washington DC, and as a researcher at the Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK). As visiting scholar, he completed research projects at Columbia Law School (Columbia Centre for Sustainable Investment), Melbourne Law School, and Koguan Law School in China. Félix earned his undergraduate law degree in Buenos Aires, and graduate degrees in the United Kingdom at the University of East Anglia, SOAS, and the University of Warwick.

İbrahim Barış Sayar, a recipient of the Jean Monnet Scholarship funded by the European Union, completed the LL.M in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law program in the academic year 2019/20. He is currently working as a researcher at the Centre Internet et Societe unit of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris as part of the ODECO (Towards a Sustainable Open Data Ecosystem) team and undertaking Ph.D. studies at Universite Paris Nanterre. His research focuses on Open Licensing of Non-Government Data, the objective of which is designing new legal instruments to include private actors as producers and sharers of (open) data.

Kelley McCabe is the Postgraduate Administrative Officer at the School of Law. She manages the administrative processes relating to the School of Law’s Postgraduate Taught (LL.M, MSc Law and Finance) and Postgraduate Research (Ph.D/M.Litt) programmes, from the admission stage to graduation. She will be available to assist with any queries you may have during the Q & A session.

More information relating to our Postgraduate programmes can be found here