Law (General) LLM
1 Year Full-Time OR 2 Years Part-Time
Why choose the School of Law at the University of Limerick
The Law School
The School of Law is a department of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. It is located in the ground floor of the Foundation Building.
The Law School also has a long tradition of committing ourselves to developing the transferrable skills of students through projects such as Advanced Lawyering and Moot Court, and through cutting edge core modules such as Alternative Dispute Resolution. All of these initiatives promote ‘big picture’ holistic thinking, and can explicitly enhance student soft skills such as problem solving, decision-making, communication, teamwork, planning, critical thinking and human relations skills. In combination with our compulsory clinical education initiatives, they provide an integrating impulse –promoting a sense of coherence across particular programmes of study and facilitating students in understanding how their learning applies in particular contexts. It is not surprising therefore that our graduates have ended up as partners in major law firms, as partners in major accounting firms, at the bar, in senior roles in government departments, NGOs, at the EU, in academia, and private industry.
Postgraduate students also benefit from this research expertise, whether they decide to enrol in a general LLM or specialist LLM (LLM International Commercial Law, Human Rights in Criminal Justice or European and Comparative Law), or undertake a research postgraduate degree as part of our significant doctoral cohort of students.
The School is also strongly committed to working with the practising legal profession, government departments, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders across all disciplines of law. We have developed particularly strong working relationships with An Garda Síochána and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners. We have also fostered strong international links and it is possible for our students to undertake placements in Canada and the US. Our students can also spend a full academic year in a European university in Malta, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands. We also have links with universities in Germany, France and Spain where subjects are taught through the native language. We have a very vibrant international student body in the Law School. A recent International Student Survey, which involved over 5000 International students currently studying across the seven Irish Universities, voted UL as the number one University in providing the best student experience, the best student support and warmest welcome in Ireland. UL is also among the top 100 Erasmus host universities according to the latest statistics released by the EU Commission.
Why Choose the LLM General?
The LLM General is designed to enhance students' legal skills and enrich their knowledge of a variety of legal subjects across a broad spectrum from criminology to competition law, from regulatory crime law to human rights law. It is suited to those looking for an advanced legal education but who do not wish to focus on a single branch of law. The range of choice is designed to facilitate students in developing their own unique profile in combining various branches of the law into which they will develop the deeper knowledge and understanding brought about by postgraduate study. Upon completion candidates will provide added value to their employer and clients, whether in a traditional law firm, as a practicing barrister, in private industry or with governmental agencies. Experts in the relevant areas of law will assist students in developing a deeper understanding of the law on a wide range of specialised and advanced topics.
Choose from a wide range of modules including:
• International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
• Policing and Human Rights
• Counter Terrorism Law and International Business
• Penology and Victimology
• Regulatory Crime
For details of our other LLMs, LLM in International Commercial Law and LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice, see:
For academic queries on this programme contact:
Course Director, Dr Kathryn O'Sullivan
School of Law,
Tel: 353 61 202533