2020/2021

LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) is a full-time programme running for 12 months or a part-time programme running for 24 months. A full-time candidate may not, during the currency of the LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law), simultaneously pursue any other form of education, training or employment, without the advance permission of the School of Law.

Candidates must be approved by the School of Law and must normally:

(a) hold a Law Degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1
or
(b) have such other relevant third level educational qualifications and/or professional experience as, in the opinion of the School of Law, qualifies the candidate to undertake the LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) Degree
or
(c) have passed the Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property and e-Law) offered by the School of Law at University, College Cork.
or
(d) have passed the Postgraduate Certificate in Law and Technology offered by the School of Law at University College Cork.

Note: Where appropriate, the Academic Programme Director will identify, in consultation with the candidate, certain elective modules to be taken by a candidate admitted under entry criteria (b) or (d) above. The taking of specified modules may be made a condition of acceptance of a candidate’s application.

The number of places available in any given year is dependent on resources and all qualified candidates may not be admitted.

Exemptions - Professional Diplomas
Candidates in the possession of professional diplomas relevant to the LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) may on application make a request for exemption from up to 20 credits of elective modules.  This request will be considered by the Programme Director and the Chair of the Postgraduate Committee and decisions regarding exemptions will be made on the basis of the relevance of the professional diploma to the programme. Exemption forms are available from the School of Law. The Programme Director and the Chair of the Postgraduate Committee will also allocate the distribution of exemptions in line with the programme requirements and reflecting a workload balance over the duration of the degree.  

Full-time:
Students take 90 credits in total including LW6575 LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) Dissertation (30 credits), a minimum of 25 credits from List A which must include at least one of LW6536 or LW6574. Students may choose a total of up to 35 credits from Lists B and C with a maximum of 10 credits allowed from List C.

Part-time:
Students take 90 credits in total including LW6575 LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) Dissertation (30 credits), a minimum of 25 credits from List A which must include at least one of LW6536 or LW6574. Students may choose a total of up to 35 credits from Lists B and C with a maximum of 10 credits allowed from List C. Students take a total of 40 credits in Year 1 and 50 credits in Year 2. LW6575 LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) Dissertation (30 credits) must be taken in Year 2.

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

Elective Modules

List A: Students must choose a minimum of 25 credits which must include at least one of LW6536 or LW6574:
LW6536 Intellectual Property Law (10 credits)
LW6560 Law of Cybercrime (10 credits)
LW6574 Intellectual Property and Internet Regulation (10 credits)
LW6612 IT Law Clinic (5 credits)
LW6639 FinTech: Law and Regulation (5 credits)

Students may choose a maximum of 35 credits in total from Lists B and C with a maximum of 10 credits being chosen from List C.

List B: Students may choose up to 35 credits from the following:
LW6507 Comparative Family Property Law (5 credits)
LW6544 Criminology (10 credits)
LW6545 Penology (10 credits)
LW6546 Juvenile Justice (10 credits)
LW6549 International Children's Rights (10 credits)
LW6550 International Criminal Law (10 credits)
LW6566 Contemporary Issues in International Law (5 credits)
LW6568 The Family and the Law (10 credits)
LW6578 Consumer Rights: Law and Policy (5 credits)
LW6579 Law of Secured Lending (5 credits)
LW6580 Environmental Law in Practice (5 credits)
LW6581 Method in Environmental Law (5 credits)
LW6589 Contemporary Issues in EU Competition Policy (5 credits)
LW6592 Mental Capacity Law (5 credits)
LW6606 International Human Rights Law (10 credits)
LW6619 Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution (5 credits)
LW6627 International Environmental Law (5 credits)
LW6628 Marine Environmental Law (5 credits)
LW6629 Natural Resources Law (5 credits)
LW6633 Public International Law (5 credits)
LW6634 Refugee and Forced Displacement Law (10 credits)
LW6636 European Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency and Rescue (5 credits)
LW6637 Brexit - Legal and Political Perspectives (10 credits)
LW6638 Brexit and the Future of Europe (10 credits)

OR
List C: Undergraduate Modules. Students may choose up to 10 credits from the following:
LW2254 Commercial Law (10 credits)
LW3301 Employment Law: Contracts, Rights and Termination (5 credits)
LW3302 Employment Law: Employee Protection, Equality and Industrial Relations (5 credits)
LW3316 Financial Services Law and Regulation (5 credits)
LW3345 Company Law I: Fundamental Concepts and Doctrines (5 credits)
LW3346 Company Law II: Management, Finance and Insolvency (5 credits)
LW3347 Contemporary Issues in Corporate Law (5 credits)
LW3368 Principles of Revenue Law (5 credits)
LW3369 Income Tax Law (5 credits)

Students may not choose a module from List C if they have already taken that module or equivalent subject matter at undergraduate level or if it involves a timetable clash.

It may be that not all modules listed above will be offered each year and/or other options may become available.

In order to ensure a reasonable distribution of workload, when choosing modules for all programmes, students should take a balance of credits between Semester 1 and Semester 2. Students who wish to deviate from this rule must seek permission from their Programme Director.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Presentation of Dissertation/Submission Dates
The dissertation must be submitted for examination at the Winter Board, on a date in September to be specified by the School of Law at the commencement of the programme.

Exit Award - Postgraduate Certificate in Law and Technology (NFQ Level 9, Minor Award)
Upon successful completion of taught modules to the value of 30 credits that meet the requirements of the Postgraduate Certificate in Law and Technology students may opt not to proceed with the programme and exit with a Postgraduate Certificate in Law and Technology.

Exit Award - Postgraduate Diploma in Law (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
Upon successful completion of taught modules to the value of 60 credits, registered LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) students may opt not to proceed with the programme and exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property and e-Law).

Programme Learning Outcomes for LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property and e-Law) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Certificate in Law and Technology (NFQ Level 9, Minor Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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