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