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Law - International Financial Services Law

Who should Apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This programme equips students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the law and market practice in the provisions of international financial services, a key component of the Irish economy. It is a valuable qualification for financial services lawyers and professionals who wish to enhance and update their knowledge of legal principles and market practice and for financial services industry participants for who knowledge of legal practice is a necessary component of their professional legal practice. The programme is a follow-on to the Diploma Progamme in International Financial Services Law, and is offered in partnership with the Law Society Finuas Network.

Students are challenged to understand and think critically about various facets of international financial services law, in its broader social and political context. The understanding thereby acquired is also relevant to their contribution as citizens in an increasingly wide range of areas.

We strive for a learning environment that encourages students to work individually or as part of a team, so they can develop their own and others' leadership, teamwork and communication skill, with a special emphasis on the applicability of these in the actual practice of international commercial law.

To these ends, the programme makes intensive use of teaching, learning and assessment approaches such as small-group teaching, in-class presentations (individual and group), problem-based learning and academic writing. A 30 credit dissertation on a topic devised by the student is an integral part of the programme.

Programme Outcomes

Demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of International Financial Services Law

Apply their knowledge and understanding of international financial services law and their problem-solving abilities in diverse environments.

Use knowledge of substantive law to critique arguments as to whether and how the law in this field is in need of reform.

Integrate source material from a variety of disciplinary areas to reach reasoned decisions about the relative status of competing claims to knowledge.

Unpack complex legal arguments and to render intelligible to a non-specialist audience, key disciplinary insights.

Have the intellectual toolkit required to research and write a major dissertation.

Integrate source material from a variety of disciplinary areas to reach reasoned decisions about the relative status of competing claims to knowledge.

Apply their knowledge and understanding of international financial services law and their problem-solving abilities in diverse environments.

Demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of International Financial Services Law

Have the intellectual toolkit required to research and write a major dissertation.

Unpack complex legal arguments and to render intelligible to a non-specialist audience, key disciplinary insights.

Use knowledge of substantive law to critique arguments as to whether and how the law in this field is in need of reform.

Entry requirements

1. Applicants must hold a law degree or an inter-disciplinary degree in which law was a major component

2. Applicants must demonstrate that they have professional knowledge and/or experience of international financial services law to include:

-Law of credit to include security techniques related to financial collateral
-Law and regulation of derivatives
-Securitisation
-Set off and netting of financial contracts.

1. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit satisfactory evidence of competence in written and spoken English, i.e. overall IELTS 6.5 (including a minimum of 6.5 in the reading and writing parts and no part below 6.0) or 90 in the TOEFL iBT (with a minimum of 22 (reading) and 24 (writing) and no part below 20.) The test results must be less than 2 years old.

Exemption from these requirements may be given to those with significant, relevant, practical experience or those with a graduate qualification at Masters level or higher in a relevant discipline. Such applicants should state clearly in their application why they feel their qualifications/experiences are appropriate for admission to the programme.

Duration

1 year full-time

Number of credits

90

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Justine McCann
Contact Number:353 (0)1 716 4109

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Dissertation

Stage 1 - Option

Regulatory Governance LAW40250
Advanced Issues in European Competition Law LAW40360
Corporate Governance LAW40670
Law and Governance of the EU LAW41040
Online Regulation LAW41150
Cross-Border Litigation: European and International Perspectives on the Conflict of Laws LAW41200
Data Protection and Privacy: European and US Perspectives LAW41270
Transactions: Construction, Critique and Contestation LAW41400
Commercial Networks: Business, Law and Relationships AW41430

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

LLM International Financial Services Law FT (Jan) (W388)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Course fee

Please contact the school for fee information.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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