This course is designed for graduates who wish to specialise in business law with a view to pursuing their research interests in this field or in preparing to work in busy international commercial firms or legal practice. Students choose from a large list of modules designed to deepen their knowledge of the laws surrounding corporate law, international trade law, international dispute resolution, international business tax law and more. Students on this LL.M. programme gain invaluable specialist knowledge.
The LL.M. (International and European Business Law) is taught over a period of one academic year, commencing in September. The year is divided into two semesters during each of which students are required to take three modules. Each module is offered in one semester only and involves 22 hours of classwork. Various forms of assessment are utilised in the different modules. Where modules are assessed by way of examination, s the examinations are scheduled at the end of each semester, in January and April/May. Students may be required to take Supplemental examinations in late August/early September. In addition, all students must complete a research dissertation over the academic year on an approved theme under the supervision of a member of the School's academic staff. These dissertations must be submitted on or before the end of June.
Having successfully completed this programme, students should be able to:
- Identify, evaluate and synthesise jurisprudential theories and concepts as they apply to international and business law at a level appropriate to masters graduates;
- Use appropriate legal, financial and economic theories, doctrines and concepts to identify, formulate, analyse and solve business and legal problems within national and international contexts;
- Critically analyse the interplay between law and social change in a variety of different contexts as they pertain to international and business law;
- Conduct effective and targeted research in case law, legislation and academic legal commentary in areas pertaining to international and business law at both national and international levels at a level appropriate to masters graduates;
- Discuss and debate different perspectives on legal, financial and economic theories and doctrines in the area of international business;
- Communicate effectively in oral and written modes in professional and academic settings and work effectively in multi-disciplinary settings;
- Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and independence in order to engage productively with a changing, commercial and technological environment;
- Have the capacity to engage in life-long learning, including vocational training and continuing professional development; and
- Demonstrate the capacity to conduct effective research and to present the fruits of that research in a coherent and compelling manner.
European Credit Transfers (ECTS)
Students reading for any taught masters law degree at Trinity College Dublin must study 90 ECTs over the duration of the year-long programme. Generally, this entails 60 ECTs worth of taught modules and 30 ECTS for the written dissertation. Each module on the LL.M. programmes awards 10 ECTS. The ECTS weighting for a module is a measure of the student input or workload required for that module, based on factors such as the number of contact hours, the number and length of written or verbally presented assessment exercises, class preparation and private study time, classes, and examinations. There is no intrinsic relationship between the credit volume of a module and its level of difficulty.In Trinity College Dublin, 1 ECTS unit is defined as 20-25 hours of student input so a 10-credit module will be designed to require 200-250 hours of student input including class contact time, private study and assessments.
LL.M. (International and European Business Law) Modules
We offer a very extensive and diverse range of modules on this programme. At least two modules must be chosen from the list of Section A modules set out below each semester (four in total). The remaining two modules may be chosen from either Section A or Section B modules set out below. Each module is worth 10 ECTS credits.
Students must also complete a Research Dissertation (30 ECTS)
*The Law School reserves the right to vary the following list and, in particular, the right to withdraw and add modules. Note that timetabling considerations may also restrict choice.
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Last updated November 10, 2017