On the LLM in Child and Family Law, you will be exposed to the law and theory on child and family law in Ireland and internationally. At the same time you will get a rare insight into various aspects of the law in action by engaging with social workers, legal professionals and others.
You will work with scholars who have a track record of outstanding scholarship on legal issues relating to children and the family.
You will have the opportunity to become involved in UCCs innovative Child Law Clinic where you can provide research assistance to lawyers on real cases, helping to make a contribution to the quality of advocacy on childrens issues, and lobbying for the reform of child law and childrens rights. You can also take advantage of two dedicated internships provided exclusively to our LLM students at the Ombudsman for Children's Office.
Applicants for the LLM (Child and Family Law) Degree also have the option of registering for a Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Law. Students take 60 credits of taught masters modules from those on offer for the LLM (Child and Family Law). The Postgraduate Diploma can be completed over 9 months full-time or 18 months part-time. Those who wish to apply for the Diploma should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for application details.
This shorter programme may be attractive to legal professionals and others who may prefer not to make an initial commitment to a full masters programme. Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma may further progress their studies by completing a 15,000 word research dissertation and graduating with a Masters in Law (LLM).