LLM Leyes

Law – LLM (Intellectual Property and Electronic Law)

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Fechas de inicio: Septiembre/Enero

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From € 17,130

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In the LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) you will study the close connection between the fields of intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and electronic law (Internet regulation, electronic commerce and cybercrime). You will discuss novel and dynamic topics related to social media, music and video copyrights, regulation of electronic contracts and data protection.

Applicants for the LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) degree also have the option to register for a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property and E-Law. Students earn 60 credits from the taught Master's modules offered for the LLM (Intellectual Property and Electronic Law). The Graduate Diploma can be completed for 9 months full-time or 18 months part-time.

This shorter program may be attractive to legal professionals and others who prefer not to initially commit to a full master's program. Graduates of the Graduate Diploma can further advance their studies by completing a 15,000-word research thesis and graduating with a Master of Laws (LLM).

Program structure

In the LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) you will study the close connection between the fields of intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and electronic law (Internet regulation, electronic commerce and cybercrime). You will discuss novel and dynamic topics related to social media, music and video copyrights, regulation of electronic contracts and data protection.

Applicants for the LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) degree also have the option to register for a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property and E-Law. Students earn 60 credits from the taught Master's modules offered for the LLM (Intellectual Property and Electronic Law). The Graduate Diploma can be completed for 9 months full-time or 18 months part-time.

This shorter program may be attractive to legal professionals and others who prefer not to initially commit to a full master's program. Graduates of the Graduate Diploma can further advance their studies by completing a 15,000-word research thesis and graduating with a Master of Laws (LLM).

  • Dissertation LW6575 LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) (30 credits)

List A: Students must choose a minimum of 25 credits from List A (which must include at least LW6536 or LW6574).

  • Information Rights Law LW6529 ( 10 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law LW6536 (10 credits)
  • LW6541 Electronic Commerce Law (10 credits)
  • LW6560 Cybercrime Law (10 credits)
  • LW6574 Intellectual Property and Internet Regulation (10 credits)
  • LW6612 IT Law Clinic (5 credits)

List B: students can choose a maximum of 35 credits in total from List B

  • LW6507 Comparative Family Property Law (5 credits)
  • LW6544 Criminology (10 credits)
  • Penology LW6545 (10 credits)
  • LW6546 Juvenile Justice (10 credits)
  • LW6549 International Children's Rights (10 credits)
  • LW6550 International Criminal Law (10 credits)
  • LW6568 The family and the law (10 credits)
  • LW6572 Contemporary Issues of International Law (10 credits)
  • LW6578 Consumer Rights : Law and Policy (5 credits)
  • LW6579 Law of guaranteed loans (5 credits)
  • LW6580 Environmental Law in Practice (5 credits)
  • Method LW6581 in environmental law (5 credits)
  • LW6584 International Refugee Law (5 credits)
  • LW6588 Enforcement and Penalties in Antitrust Law (5 credits)
  • LW6589 Contemporary Issues in EU Competition Policy (5 credits)
  • Law of Mental Ability LW6592 (5 credits)
  • LW6603 Legal regulation of coexistence and emerging family forms (5 credits)
  • LW6605 European rescue, insolvency and restructuring business (10 credits)
  • LW6606 International Human Rights Law (10 credits)
  • Mental Health Law LW6609 ( 5 credits)
  • LW6622 Sale, insurance and transport of goods by sea (5 credits)
  • LW6623 Global maritime security (5 credits)
  • LW6626 Ship Finance Act (5 credits)
  • LW6627 International environmental law (5 credits)
  • LW6628 Marine Environment Law (5 credits)
  • LW6629 Natural Resources Law (5 credits)

List C (undergraduate modules): students can choose a maximum of 10 credits from List C.

  • LW2254 Commercial Law (10 credits)
  • LW3301 Employment law: contracts, rights and termination (5 credits)
  • LW3302 Employment Law: Employee Protection, Equality and Labor Relations (5 credits)
  • LW3316 Law and regulation of financial services (5 credits)
  • LW3317 Banking Law (5 credits)
  • LW3345 Company law: fundamental concepts and doctrines (5 credits)
  • LW3346 Company law: management, finance and insolvency (5 credits)
  • LW3347 Contemporary Issues in Corporate Law (5 credits)
  • LW3368 Principles of the Income Law (5 credits)
  • LW3369 Income Tax Law (5 credits)

Students cannot choose a module from List C if they have already taken that module or an equivalent subject at the undergraduate level or if there is a scheduling conflict.

Course practices

LLM classes have a seminar format. This participatory and interactive teaching format is suitable for the graduate level. Students receive advanced reading lists and / or materials for each seminar.

Seminars are held in 2-hour blocks between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks.

Credits

Students complete 90 credits over 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time. Students take 60 credits of taught modules and a dissertation on a topic of their choice in the area of PI and / or E-Law as approved by their supervisor. The dissertation is worth 30 credits and is normally 15,000 words long.

Why choose this course

The LLM in Intellectual Property and E-Law reflects the close connection in research and legal practice between the fields of Intellectual Property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and E-Law (Internet regulation, electronic commerce and law cybercrime).

This specialized LLM draws on the School of Law's considerable research and teaching experience in the fields of intellectual property and electronic law. Students can choose from a variety of intellectual property, business, information law, and electronic law modules and further specialize by writing a dissertation on any of the modern challenges that the practice of intellectual property law presents in the electronic age.

The LLM includes an exclusive IT Law Clinic module, where students provide legal information to startups on topics such as copyright, data protection, and online selling. The clinic is the first clinic of its kind at any Irish university and gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of these dynamic legal areas to the real-life problems faced by businesses.

The UCC School of Law is the Irish partner of the global Creative Commons movement and a member of the European Network of Law Incubators iLINC, which aims to facilitate the provision of legal information and advice to ICT entrepreneurs and start-ups. We host major conferences on intellectual property and e-law, for example, "Regulation of Cloud Computing: Clear Skies?" in 2012.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the LLM in Intellectual Property and e-Law have excellent legal research and writing skills. They may pursue careers as lawyers, attorneys, or in-house attorneys, as well as other roles in technology companies or in the public sector.

Admission requirements

To be accepted in this course you must be approved by the Law School and normally you must:

  • Have a law degree with Honors Second Class Grade I (NFQ, Level 8)
  • Have other relevant third-level educational qualifications and / or professional experience that, in the opinion of the Law School, qualify you under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to pursue the LLM degree (Intellectual Property and e-Law ).
  • If you are a candidate abroad, you can apply and your qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, as stated above.

English requirements

All graduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Certain tests (eg, IELTS, TOEFL, and Pearson PTE) have a three-year time limit on their validity and will apply. English language tests must be taken no more than three years prior to the start of a program.

Please note that Secure English Language Test (SELT) scores must be obtained in a single session of the corresponding qualification (for example, IELTS and TOEFL). We will not accept a combination of individual component scores from multiple tests.

Applicants who are nationals of a country that, according to the UCC, is predominantly English-speaking, or who have a degree or equivalent qualification that was taught in a country that is considered predominantly English-speaking, will normally be assumed to have met the language requirements of the UCC. However, in some circumstances, applicants may be required to present evidence of an English language qualification to satisfy the college program entry requirements.

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