The introduction of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has resulted in significant changes in the area of disability law and policy. Our LLM addresses that, and graduates from this programme will be among the first to be skilled in this growing area of law and policy.
Students are required to take two mandatory subjects: Foundational Theoretical Framework for Disability Law and Policy and Law, Regulation and Policy. Thereafter students may choose four optional modules from the following: US Disability Law and Policy; Irish Disability Law and Policy; Regional Disability Law and Policy; Law and Policy on Independent Living; Legal Capacity Law and Policy; Mental Health Law and Policy; Inclusive Education Law and Policy; Advocacy and Access to Justice; Contemporary Challenges in Disability Law and Policy; and Lifecourse Issues in Disability Law and Policy. Finally, over the summer months students complete a dissertation on a subject of their choosing.