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International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy

National University of Ireland, Galway

LL.M.
12 months
Duration
15550 EUR/year
7000 EUR/year
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About

The LL.M in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy at National University of Ireland, Galway is unique in the world as an innovative and internationally focused LLM dealing with the process of law reform in the field of disability. 

Overview

The International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy programme at National University of Ireland, Galway delivers a solid grounding for future practitioners, policy-makers and academics in the field of disability reform.

The introduction of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has resulted in significant changes in the area of disability law and policy. Our graduates will be among the first to be skilled in this growing area of law and policy.

This programme will be of interest to students who have completed a primary law degree, legal practitioners, public servants, disability and human rights advocates and people working in disability services.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have found employment in a variety of areas, including work in the UN, senior legal appointments, as lecturers, solicitors, and barristers, in national, regional and international advocacy organisations, in national human rights institutions, as government advisors and with non-governmental organisations.  

Many of our graduates are leading change and reform in disability law and policy throughout the world.  Graduates of the programme have also secured funding to pursue Ph.D. research and are now working in universities around the world.

 

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Mental Health Law and Policy 
  • Law, Regulation & Policy 
  • Lifecourse Issues on Disability Law and Policy
  • Foundational Theoretical Framework in Disability Law and Policy
  • Contemporary Challenges in Disability Law and Policy
  • Advocacy and Access to Justice
  • Immigration Law: between sovereignty and equality 
  • Local Government Law 
  • The Criminal Jury 
  • Equality Law: Principles & Thematic Application 
  • Disability Law Reform Challenges 
  • Processes of Law Reform 
  • Theories of Judical Activism 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must hold a Second Class Honours, Grade 1 degree (Level 8) either in law or in an interdisciplinary area which includes a significant component of law. In exceptional circumstances, applicants holding a degree in another discipline or a degree of less than a Second Class Honours Grade 1 standard may be considered where they have relevant professional experience in law or disability rights.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15550 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15550 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy
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