09 December 2013

STUDY (IN IRELAND): LLM in European and Comparative Law

LLM in European and Comparative Law
University of Limerick, Ireland

The LLM in European and Comparative Law programme is both broad and deep. Over one year of full-time enrolment or two years of part-time enrolment, it combines education on the legal traditions that touch every corner of the globe with focused instruction on the laws and legal systems of Europe and North America (especially Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States).

Semester 1
Semester 2
Advanced Legal Research Skills
Introduction to Comparative & European Law
Comparative Law of Civil Obligations
Comparative Property Law

Dissertation Methodology
Comparative Public Law
Two Electives, for example*:
-          Comparative Competition Law
-          Comparative Criminal Justice
-          European Criminal Law
-          International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
Dissertation (15,000 words)

*Not all of these electives are available each year.

Through taught core and elective modules, our expert faculty provides an advanced, well-rounded international legal education. Each of the classes offered—in civil obligations (contract and tort), competition law, criminal law and procedure, property law, and public law—places its subject in comparative, transnational context. Indeed, students will better understand their own traditions by placing them in this global setting. Students will also complete a substantial dissertation on a topic of their choice. As a result, the programme develops expertise in a wide-range of subjects and transferable skills in legal research, analysis and logical reasoning, oral and written communication, and organisation and teamwork.

Our graduates will be very attractive to employers not only throughout Europe—including the institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe—and North America, but around the world. The programme’s balanced, comprehensive curriculum ensures that graduates bring added value to both employers and clients. This is true whether they wish to be a practising solicitor or barrister or seek employment in academia, governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), or private industry.

For additional information, contact Dr Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie).

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