Taught course


Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Law

Entry requirements

Applications for admission to the LL.M. programme are invited from graduates holding a good honours law or law-based interdisciplinary degree. Assuming that this basic pre-requisite is in place, thereafter, admission to the programme is at the discretion of the LL.M. Sub-Committee who will decide on questions of admission having regard to the totality of all application files and the objectives of ensuring a diverse LL.M. class of the highest possible academic calibre.

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM seeks to promote critical analysis of, and reflection on, different aspects of national, European and international law.
This programme is delivered over one academic year. Students are examined in six modules and complete a research dissertation of up to 25,000 words on an approved theme to be submitted by 29th June 2018.

The modules offered might typically include the following:

  • Advanced Lawyering Techniques,
  • African Human Rights Law,
  • Chinese Legal System in Comparative Perspective,
  • Comparative Constitutional Law and Theory,
  • Comparative Elements of Unfair Competition and Trademark Law,
  • Comparative Product Liability: Common Law, EU and US Perspectives,
  • Contemporary Issues in International Law,
  • Copyright and Innovation,
    Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market: Law, Policy and Business Practices,
  • Corporate Governance in the EU,
  • Digital Technologies, Privacy and Security of Information,
  • Energy Law and Policy in the EU;
  • Essential and Emerging Technologies - International and European Law,
  • EU Aviation Law,
  • EU Banking and Securities Law,
  • EU Competition Law,
  • EU Consumer Law,
  • EU Employment Law,
  • EU Financial Services Law,
  • EU Trademark and Design Law, Freedom of Expression and Intellectual Property Law ,
  • Globalisation and the Law,
  • Human Rights in the European Union,
  • International and European Copyright Law and Policy,
  • International Aviation Law,
  • International Business Tax Law,
  • International Criminal Evidence,
  • International Criminal Law,
  • International Dispute Resolution,
  • International Economic Law,
  • International Human Rights Law,
  • International Humanitarian Law,
  • International Trade Law
  • Islamic Law,
  • Judicial Review and Human Rights: Theory and Practice,
  • Law and Bioethics,
  • Law and Risk,
  • Patent Law in the Globalized World,
  • Principles of Commercial Arbitration,
  • Theoretical and Comparative Criminal Law,
  • Transitional Justice

The Law School reserves the right to vary the above list and, in particular, the right to withdraw and add modules. Note that modules are offered in one semester only and timetabling considerations may also restrict choice.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Professor Blanaid Clarke
+353 1-679 2392