14 January 2014

National University of Ireland Galway
LL.M. in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy
Deadline for application: 1 February 2014

The LL.M. in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland Galway offers students an innovative and internationally focused programme dealing with the process of law reform and policy in the field of disability. This area of law is undergoing significant changes as a result of the introduction of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This change in the legal landscape has informed the content and topics for study in the LL.M.

The mandatory modules address two issues, firstly, to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the core foundational themes in disability law and policy, secondly, to provide students with the necessary research skills to complete their programme of study.

The optional modules address law and policy at international, regional and national level as well addressing topical subjects such as Legal Capacity, Independent Living and Inclusive Education.
NUI Galway welcomes applicants from a variety of backgrounds including law graduates, legal professionals, persons with disabilities engaged in the disability rights movement, government civil servants, professionals in the field of disability and people working in non-governmental organisations such as community organisations and advocacy groups.  Students on this programme also have the opportunity to participate in the Disability Legal Information Clinic, and may benefit from an internship opportunity.

The benefit of studying this Masters lies in its uniqueness. Students will benefit from unprecedented access to international experts who participate in the programme throughout the year. The programme is affiliated with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP), which is a research centre of excellence at the School of Law, NUI Galway.

The full programme can be consulted here.

How to apply
Admission is by online application.
The code for the full time LL.M is GYL11, the code for the part time mode is GYL12. The deadline for application is 1 February 2014.

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