Law (General) LL.M. facts

Tuition 10,708 EUR

Duration 12 mths

Intakes September

Int'l Students 10%

Women 60%

Minimum TOEFL 90

Minimum IELTS 6.5

Class Size 12

Applicants/Year 25


University of Limerick - School of Law

Plassey Village

V94 T9PX Limerick

Ireland


School Website
ulsites.ul.ie

Limerick - Full Profile

The University

The University of Limerick (UL) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL's mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.

The Law School

The School of Law is a department of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. It is located in the ground floor of the Foundation Building.

The Law School also has a long tradition of committing ourselves to developing the transferrable skills of students through projects such as Advanced Lawyering and Moot Court, and through cutting edge core modules such as Alternative Dispute Resolution. All of these initiatives promote "big picture" holistic thinking, and can explicitly enhance student soft skills such as problem solving, decision-making, communication, teamwork, planning, critical thinking and human relations skills. In combination with our compulsory clinical education initiatives, they provide an integrating impulse-promoting a sense of coherence across particular programmes of study and facilitating students in understanding how their learning applies in particular contexts. It is not surprising therefore that our graduates have ended up as partners in major law firms, as partners in major accounting firms, at the bar, in senior roles in government departments, NGOs, at the EU, in academia, and private industry.

Postgraduate students also benefit from this research expertise, whether they decide to enrol in a general LLM or specialist LLM (LLM International Commercial Law, Human Rights in Criminal Justice or European and Comparative Law), or undertake a research postgraduate degree as part of our significant doctoral cohort of students.

The School is also strongly committed to working with the practising legal profession, government departments, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders across all disciplines of law. We have developed particularly strong working relationships with An Garda Síochána and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners. We have also fostered strong international links and it is possible for our students to undertake placements in Canada and the US. Our students can also spend a full academic year in a European university in Malta, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands. We also have links with universities in Germany, France and Spain where subjects are taught through the native language. We have a very vibrant international student body in the Law School. A recent International Student Survey, which involved over 5000 International students currently studying across the seven Irish Universities, voted UL as the number one University in providing the best student experience, the best student support and warmest welcome in Ireland. UL is also among the top 100 Erasmus host universities according to the latest statistics released by the EU Commission.

The Program

LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice

The LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice is designed to give graduates an understanding of the interaction between human rights and criminal justice in the 21st century and knowledge of the legal actors, supervisory bodies and institutions central to the field. Students will be given an in-depth understanding of the legal regimes operating at national, regional and global levels and sources of human rights law in the field of criminal justice. In addition to an understanding of the human rights protection mechanisms in this context, students will address the question of how human rights law can be enforced. Students will also develop important transferable skills including analytical, research, communication and report writing skills.

Who is it for?
LLM: talented law graduates with an interest in working in the field of international human rights and criminal justice/policing
MA: talented graduates in a related discipline with an interest in working in the field of international human rights and criminal justice/policing

The Human Rights in Criminal Justice programme is open to law and non-law applicants. Applicants with a law degree such as LL.B., B.C.L., J.D. should apply for the LL.M. programme, and all other -non-law applicants should apply for the MA programme.

For more details see: http://www.ul.ie/law/prospective/llm-human-rights-criminal-justice

LLM in International Commercial Law

The LLM in International Commercial Law has been a very successful programme since its inception, with, on average, over 88% of graduates finding employment within a year of graduation.

The programme will be particularly attractive to law graduates who wish to develop a specialisation in commercial law, and especially an ability to understand and apply commercial law in multi-jurisdictional scenarios.

The LLM in International Commercial Law immerses the post-graduate student in more detailed aspects of commercial law, as well as developing broadly applicable legal research and other transferable skills. The emphasis is on those areas of law, such as credit and security, intellectual property and competition law, which are critical to the operation of any commercial enterprise in the modern world. The programme also takes account of the increasing internationalisation of commerce with modules in international business transactions and international trade organisations. This international focus of the programme provides opportunities for graduates to find employment, not just in Ireland, but in many other jurisdictions. Recent graduates of the programme are employed in a variety of enterprises, such as McCann Fitzgerald solicitors, Airbus (UK) and Ulster Bank. All of our graduates are prized by employers as they provide added value to their employer and clients, whether in a traditional law firm, as a practising solicitor/barrister, in private industry or with governmental agencies.

For more details see: http://www.ul.ie/law/prospective/llm-international-commercial-law

LLM (General)

The LLM programme is designed to enhance students' legal skills and enrich their knowledge of a variety of legal subjects across a broad spectrum from criminal law, to competition law, property and human rights law. It is suited to those looking for an advanced legal education but who do not wish to focus on a single branch of law. The range of choice is designed to facilitate students to develop their own unique profile in combining various branches of the law into which they will develop the deeper knowledge and understanding brought about by postgraduate study. Upon completion candidates will provide added value to their employer and clients, whether in a traditional law firm, as a practicing barrister, in private industry or with governmental agencies. Experts in the relevant areas of law will assist students in developing a deeper understanding of, and an enhanced ability to interpret and apply the law on a wide range of topics.

For more details see: http://www.ul.ie/law/prospective/llm

The Faculty

The School boasts outstanding academic staff members who are internationally recognised as experts in their fields. They provide excellent tutelage in a friendly, open atmosphere. The School houses three very active Centres of Research: the Centre for Criminal Justice and Victim Studies (CCJVS), the International Commercial and Economic Law Group (ICEL), and the Research Cluster for Understanding Emotions in Society (CUES) all of which are at the cutting edge of legal research.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a second class honours degree grade 2 (2.2) in law or cognate discipline. In exceptional circumstances applicants who cannot satisfy the minimum undergraduate entry requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience. Previous experience in a relevant legal, human rights or criminal justice environment may be taken into account. Applicants who do not have English as their first language must also satisfy University English language requirements, see http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/english-language-requirements.

Application Procedure

For details on the application process, please see: http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/courses/arts-humanities-social-sciences

Please have the following documents ready to upload with your application
Qualification transcripts and certificates
English language qualification if English is not your first language
Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English
Two (2) references, preferably one academic and one work related.
A one page supporting statement
A copy of your long form birth certificate

Note:

The Human Rights in Criminal Justice programme is open to law and non-law applicants. Applicants with a law degree such as LL.B., B.C.L., J.D. should apply for the LL.M. programme, and all other -non-law applicants should apply for the MA programme.

Tuition and Fees

Fees for the Academic Year 2017/18:

Fulltime EU: EURO 5,250 

Fulltime Non EU: EURO 0,708

Part-time EU: EURO 2,800

Part-time Non EU: EURO 6,200

Plus student levy of €36

Financial Aid

The School of Law is delighted to announce six half-fee scholarships for our three Masters’ programmes for the academic year 2017/2018. In order to be eligible for the award of the scholarship, students must:*


- Be accepted (or conditionally accepted) onto a Taught Masters in the School of Law at UL.
- Have attained a very good primary degree (level 8) or equivalent.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, the submitted personal statement, and in some cases, financial need and professional/extracurricular achievements.
Deadline for receipt of Half-Fee Scholarship applications: 2nd June 2017 at 5pm.
Email your application to the relevant Course Director: (including your personal statement)

LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice (Dr Ger Coffey, [email protected])
LLM in International Commercial Law (Sinead Eaton, [email protected])
LLM General (Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan, [email protected])
* Recipients of other scholarships based on academic grades will not be eligible for consideration.

For more details see:

http://ulsites.ul.ie/law/school-law-delighted-announce-half-fee-scholarships-taught-masters%E2%80%99-programmes

Location

The University of Limerick is 5km from Limerick city and 30 minutes from Shannon International Airport. The University is serviced by the state owned bus company as well as private companies. Services available include: the city centre and Dublin. More details are available at: http://www.ul.ie/law/contact-us/location

Accommodation

For information relating to on-campus accommodation, please see: http://www.campuslife.ul.ie/

Student Life

In addition to the beautiful campus, the University of Limerick offers the following:

13000 students with students from 95 countries (13.5% International students)
Five purpose built student villages with a capacity of over 2,400 students
24 hour campus security
One of the world's top green Universities (UL is ranked 29 out of 300 Universities)
National 50m Swimming Pool Ireland's First Olympic Sized Pool
Ireland's largest All-Weather Floodlit Park
UL Sport Arena
Over 70 Clubs and Societies
Four on-campus bars
17 places to eat on campus

News from Limerick

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