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.
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.
Minimum English language requirements: •IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score •TOEFL (Paper based test): 585 •TOEFL (Internet based test): 95 •PTE (Pearson): 62
National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850
Students must complete 90 credits in total, completing 30 taught credits in each semester. A 30 credit dissertation is completed during the summer. Students may choose any combination of modules they wish, however, they cannot take more than 30 taught credits per semester. Not all modules offered will run every year; offerings are dependent upon demand and other potential constraints.
The programme will prepare students for policy and advocacy work in national, regional, and international organisations with a social and economic justice mandate.
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Applicants must have obtained an honours degree (minimum 2nd class honour) in law or a cognate discipline, such as international relations, social studies, sociology, politics etc). The Department will assess applications where the applicants do not reach this minimum level of qualifications in line with the University’s policy on recognition of prior experiential learning. The programme will also be accessible to international students from all jurisdictions, as no prior knowledge of the common law is required.
Recipient: Maynooth University
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