Law - International & Comparative Business Law

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This programme provides an excellent grounding in business law, for those interested in pursuing a career in legal practice or in the commercial world. Students can choose from a range of modules at an advanced level and tailor their LLM to suit their interests and career plans. You will expand your knowledge of business law from a national, regional and international perspective. Modules range from diverse options such as EU Competition Law, Advanced Intellectual Property Law, and European Consumer Law to Global Issues in Contemporary Labour Law. This programme provides students with an opportunity to engage with leading commercial practitioners to develop their legal expertise and skills in business law.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. Students undertaking this course will have the opportunity to compete for one of five very prestigious commercial legal placements with leading commercial law firms.

2. Students undertaking the course will be taught by lecturers who are experts in their field and who will assist students to network at conferences, etc., in their preferred modules on the programme.

3. As there is a focus on gaining practical skills in many of the modules offered, students will be well placed to enter the business world having acquired key transferrable skills to include: critical thinking, legal writing, negotiation, advocacy, mediation, among others.

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Minimum Entry Requirements
An approved Second Class Honours Degree, Grade 1 (2.1) in law, or an inter-disciplinary degree in which law was a major component. Applicants awarded a Graduate Diploma in Law may be considered but will be admitted only if they demonstrate a strong academic performance in both the undergraduate degree and diploma.


1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time.

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Career Opportunities
The LLM in International and Comparative Business Law is of particular interest to students interested in pursuing a career with an international law firm. The School of Law runs a programme of careers events annually including a Careers in Law Week, during which students have an opportunity to meet partners from leading law firms and attend interview-skills workshops. Additionally, the programme offers a number of 'Commercial Legal Placements' with the leading law firms in the jurisdiction, enhancing the students' practical knowledge of working in a commercial firm and ensuring they gain skills which will be very attractive to prospective employers in the commercial sector.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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