Students of the LLM in International and Comparative Business Law at University of Galway can choose from a range of modules at an advanced level and tailor their LLM to suit their interests and career plans. You will expand your knowledge of business law from a national, regional and international perspective. Modules include such diverse options as EU Competition Law, Advanced Intellectual Property Law, and European Consumer Law to Global Issues in Contemporary Labour Law. This programme provides students with an opportunity to engage with leading commercial practitioners to develop their legal expertise and skills in business law.Course highlights:
- Prestigious pacements with leading commercial law firms are offered to the top 5 students on the programme.
- Focus on skills and employability to equip students with key business skills including critical thinking, drafting legal submissions, negotiation, advocacy and mediation.
- Expert lecturers deliver this programme through small group seminars with guest talks from leading practitioners. Students also have the opportunity to attend and present at key conferences, nationally and internationally as well as participate in moot court competitions.
- International field trips enable students to see the law in action in a global context.
- Career support is provided through professional workshops coaching students on CV preparation and interview skills. Careers in Law Week also provides an opportunity to meet partners from leading law firms.
- Business law mooting enables students to develop their advocacy skills.
- Diverse modules from EU Competition Law, Advanced Intellectual Property Law, and Current Issues in Internet Law to Global Issues in Contemporary Labour Law.
- Assessment is primarily through research papers, presentations and minor thesis rather than exams.
The LLM in International and Comparative Business Law is of particular interest to students interested in pursuing a career with an international law firm. The School of Law runs a programme of careers events annually including a Careers in Law Week, during which students have an opportunity to meet partners from leading law firms and attend interview-skills workshops. An enhanced knowledge of the international business world and its interactive relationship with laws and regulations allows students to develop an exceptional set of skills along with a global outlook.
Additionally, the programme offers a number of ‘Commercial Legal Placements’ with the leading law firms in the jurisdiction enhancing the students practical knowledge of working in a commercial firm and ensuring they gain skills which will be very attractive to prospective employers in the commercial sector. Graduates can consult on business and legal matters to international law firms, multinational professional services firms, in-house counsel with major global firms and more.
- EU Competition Law
- International Commercial Property Law
- International Business Law Moot
- Legal Skills: Commercial Practice, Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
- Advanced Intellectual Property Law and Development
- Advanced Comparative Law
- Commercial Law in Context
- EU External Relations Law
- Advanced Legal Research & Method
- Advocacy, Activism and Public Interest Law
- 12 months
- 24 months
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- An approved Second Class Honours Degree, Grade 1 (2.1) in law, or an inter-disciplinary degree in which law was a major component.
- Applicants awarded a Graduate Diploma in Law may be considered but will be admitted only where they demonstrate a strong academic performance in both the undergraduate degree and diploma.
- In exceptional circumstances, an applicant holding a degree in another discipline or a degree of less than an approved Second Class Honours Degree, Grade 1 (H2.1) standard may be considered where they have relevant professional law experience.
International17240 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17240 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA7660 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7660 EUR per year during 12 months.
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