NUIG or TCD or Queens?


Hi All,

I am really interested in doing a law masters in the area of human rights and conflict resolution. I am trying to decide between International Law in Trinity, Human Rights in Galway or Law and Governance in Queens? Does anyone have any opinion or thoughts on it? I am really open to suggestions as it is a really important decision.

Has anybody gone through these schools before (even at undergrad) and has an opinion on them.

Cheers

Hi All,

I am really interested in doing a law masters in the area of human rights and conflict resolution. I am trying to decide between International Law in Trinity, Human Rights in Galway or Law and Governance in Queens? Does anyone have any opinion or thoughts on it? I am really open to suggestions as it is a really important decision.

Has anybody gone through these schools before (even at undergrad) and has an opinion on them.

Cheers
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cjb, I think you should do some more research on the "NUIG, TCD or Queens" issue yourself. You should examine the different human rights and conflict resolution courses presented by all three universities. After that, you should read up on the personal resumes of the different academic staff teaching the courses you have identified. I venture to suggest that - after you have performed this straightforward exercise - you will have a much clearer picture of the LL,M,course which is optimal from your perspective.

cjb, I think you should do some more research on the "NUIG, TCD or Queens" issue yourself. You should examine the different human rights and conflict resolution courses presented by all three universities. After that, you should read up on the personal resumes of the different academic staff teaching the courses you have identified. I venture to suggest that - after you have performed this straightforward exercise - you will have a much clearer picture of the LL,M,course which is optimal from your perspective.
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paddymc

Went to Queens as an undergrad (though not studying law); if it was an undergrad course you were talking about, in the fields you mention, I would say avoid Queens as it always struck me as more of a stuffier business type place to study law. However, I've heard good things about their Human Rights LLM. They also offer a Human Rights LLM in conjunction with Galways which might interest you.

I have no experience of TCD, however, I know Galway has a good reputation for Human Rights, though I am not sure how much of that was built around William Schabas and the fact that I hear he has moved to Essex may influence your decision.

On a final note, if you are interested in human rights and conflict resolution you might want to look at the University of Ulster. Their LLM in Human Rights and Transitional Justice might be a better fit for what you want to study.

Went to Queens as an undergrad (though not studying law); if it was an undergrad course you were talking about, in the fields you mention, I would say avoid Queens as it always struck me as more of a stuffier business type place to study law. However, I've heard good things about their Human Rights LLM. They also offer a Human Rights LLM in conjunction with Galways which might interest you.

I have no experience of TCD, however, I know Galway has a good reputation for Human Rights, though I am not sure how much of that was built around William Schabas and the fact that I hear he has moved to Essex may influence your decision.

On a final note, if you are interested in human rights and conflict resolution you might want to look at the University of Ulster. Their LLM in Human Rights and Transitional Justice might be a better fit for what you want to study.
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In a way, the last post bears out what I stated in my earlier post. The reality being that few people on this thread would have studied at NUIG, TCD and Queens. So they're not really in a position to provide you with a comparative analysis of which of the three institutions is best.

I reiterate what I stated earlier. Do the research yourself, cjb, and reach your own informed decision as regards the academic institution best suited to your academic needs.

In a way, the last post bears out what I stated in my earlier post. The reality being that few people on this thread would have studied at NUIG, TCD and Queens. So they're not really in a position to provide you with a comparative analysis of which of the three institutions is best.

I reiterate what I stated earlier. Do the research yourself, cjb, and reach your own informed decision as regards the academic institution best suited to your academic needs.
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