LLM in Law with socio-legal focus at DCU

DCUThe School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) invites applications for its taught Masters in law (LLM). The School is unique in the Irish academic legal landscape for its core “law and society” research theme and its focus on socio-legal studies. DCU’s LLM in Law specifically sets out to be different from other taught Masters in law. It offers a fantastic range of innovative, challenging modules and aims to enhance and expand not only students’ substantive knowledge of the law but their practical legal skill-sets. The LLM programme team is dedicated to using innovative, experiential and skills-based pedagogical strategies in order to facilitate students with an active and student-centric learning experience. This LLM is designed to deliver strong potential employees to the marketplace, and strong critical thinkers to the research community. If you want to deepen your ability to examine and critique the law in its societal context and increase your applied legal competencies then this LLM is for you.

DCU’s LLM in Law is delivered as a one-year, full-time programme. Students will take one core year-long module in Legal and Socio-Legal Research Skills. This will provide students with important skills to analyse and critique the legal research of others, along with a robust grounding for their own completion of an independent research Dissertation (15,000 – 20,000 words). In addition to the core Legal and Socio-Legal Research Skills module and the Dissertation students can choose four optional modules (two in each semester).

Full details on these modules (which include international law modules, commercial law modules, socio-legal and public law modules) along with further information on the LLM programme are available here.

Applications are via www.pac.ie and the closing date is July 31st 2015.

LLM in Law with socio-legal focus at DCU

LLM (International Justice) Now Offered by Department of Law, Maynooth University

Maynooth-University-with-loThe LLM (International Justice) programme is a newly approved degree offered by Maynooth University Department of Law.

Commencing in September 2015, the LLM (International Justice) will be offered to law graduates and graduates of cognate disciplines (e.g. international relations, social studies, sociology, politics, and other inter-disciplinary degrees which have a focus on the international community order). The LLM (International Justice) provides students with critical insights into the international legal system and how it operates to promote and secure justice.  It analyses how the international legal order works and how it seeks to protect vulnerable groups, including minorities, migrants and peoples with disabilities. The programme draws on law and other disciplines, including sociology, anthropology and politics, to provide students with a comprehensive examination of the challenges facing international justice mechanisms today.

Placement opportunities with partner civil society organisations, such as Transparency International (Ireland) will be available.

Teaching is delivered by means of small class lectures, in-class simulations, workshops and masterclasses.

The programme will be accessible to international students from all jurisdictions, as no prior knowledge of the common law is required. The programme will be very attractive to law graduates who wish to specialise in the field of international law and to non-law graduates who may be interested in undertaking a vocational law programme in the future.

Modules Offered Include:

Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, Global Trade Law, The Rights of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, Globalisation, Migration and the Law, The EU as a Global Actor, International and European Disability Law and Policy, Economic Social and Cultural Rights, Advocacy, Gender, Sexuality and the Law, Dissertation.


Qualification Awarded: LLM (International Justice)

Award Type and NFQ level: Masters (Level 9)

CAO/PAC code: MH64J (fulltime); MH65J (part-time)

Closing Date: 31 July 2015

Programme Director: Dr Noelle Higgins (noelle.higgins@nuim.ie)

Additional Details: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/law/llm-international-justice

LLM (International Justice) Now Offered by Department of Law, Maynooth University