The LLM (International Justice) provides students with critical insights into the international legal system and how it operates to promote and secure justice. It analyses how the international legal order works and how it seeks to protect vulnerable groups, including minorities, migrants and peoples with disabilities. The programme draws on law and other disciplines, including sociology, anthropology and politics, to provide students with a comprehensive examination of the challenges facing international justice mechanisms today.
Work placement opportunities are available as part of the programme with partner civil society organisations including the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Transparency International, the Irish Penal Reform Trust, Trócaire and Oxfam.
Teaching is delivered by means of small class lectures, in-class simulations and workshops. Students will also benefit from guest lectures delivered by international speakers. The programme is very attractive to law graduates who wish to specialise in the fields of international law and human rights, and to non-law graduates who are interested in questions of social justice and in acquiring legal tools and skills for future careers.
Students must complete 90 credits in total: 35 credits of coursework in Year 1, 30 credits of coursework in Year 2 and a 25 credit dissertation.
Professional Development and Public International law are compulsory modules. Outside od these compulsory elements, students may choose any combinational of modules they wish.
Not all modules offered will run every year; offerings are dependent upon demand and other potential constraints.
Placement opportunities with partner civil society organisations, such as Transparency International (Ireland) will be available.
Teaching is delivered by means of small class lectures, in-class simulations, workshops and masterclasses.
The programme will be very attractive to law graduates who wish to specialise in the field of international law and to non-law graduates who may be interested in undertaking a vocational law programme in the future.