Law - International & Comparative Disability Law & Policy

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The LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy is unique in the world as an innovative and internationally focused LLM dealing with the process of law reform in the field of disability. The programme delivers a solid grounding for future practitioners, policymakers and academics in the field of disability reform.

The introduction of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has resulted in significant changes in the area of disability law and policy. Our graduates will be among the first to be skilled in this growing area of law and policy.

This programme will be of interest to students who have completed a primary law degree, legal practitioners, public servants, disability and human rights advocates and people working in disability services.


1. Prestigious internships based in Geneva with the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability are exclusively available to our students. The interns will receive unique access to the UN system.

2. Expert lecturers with national, European and international teaching and research profiles deliver the programme.

3. The Centre for Disability Law and Policy is the only research centre of its kind in Ireland dedicated to producing research that informs the debate on national and international disability law reform and policy.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants must hold a Second Class Honours Grade 1 degree either in law or in an interdisciplinary area which includes a significant component of law. In exceptional circumstances, applicants holding a degree in another discipline or a degree of less than a Second Class Honours Grade 1 standard may be considered where they have relevant professional experience in law or disability rights.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

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Career Opportunities
Graduates have found employment in a variety of areas, including work at the UN, in senior legal appointments, as lecturers, solicitors, and barristers, on the national advocacy board and human rights commissions, as government advisors and with non-governmental organisations. Many of our graduates are leading change and law reform in disability law throughout the world. Graduates of the programme have also secured funding to pursue PhD research and are now working in universities around the world.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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