NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Law College of Business, Public Policy and Law

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: LLM DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1ML17, full-time; 1ML18, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy

Your Course The LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy is unique in the world as an innovative and internationally focused LLM dealing with the process of law reform in the field of disability. The programme delivers a solid grounding for future practitioners, policymakers 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 at the UN, in senior legal appointments, as lecturers, solicitors, and barristers, on the national advocacy board and human rights commissions, as government advisors and with non-governmental organisations. Many of our graduates are leading change and law reform in disability law throughout the world. Graduates of the programme have also secured funding to pursue PhD research and are now working in universities around the world. Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants must hold a Second Class Honours, Grade 1, degree (2.1) in law, or an interdisciplinary degree in which law was a major component. In exceptional circumstances, applicants holding a degree in another discipline or a degree of less than a 2.1 standard may be considered where they have relevant professional experience in law or disability rights. FIND OUT MORE AT: law-intl-comparative-disability-policy.html

CONTACT Dr Eilionóir Flynn T: +353 91 494 010 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Prestigious internships based in Geneva with the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are exclusively offered to two of our students. Interns will complete research to support the UN Committee’s work and will have the chance to participate and observe Committee sessions. 2. Expert lecturers with national, European and international teaching and research profiles deliver the programme. 3. The Centre for Disability Law and Policy is the only research centre of its kind in Ireland dedicated to producing research that informs the debate on national and international disability law reform and policy.

“I would highly recommend the course to other students who intend to venture into disability law and policy. The course gives an in-depth insight into the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and further bridges the gap between practice and theory. NUI Galway is the only place which offers this unique course with exceptionally qualified staff.” Milika Sakala, graduate


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