Kim Zara Egan, LLM (IP & E-Law)
Kim Zara Egan, LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law)
I began my studies in UCC in 2008 and graduated with a BCL in 2011. I decided to continue my studies and chose to do the LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) as I wanted to develop my understanding and specialise further. I was drawn to the LLM because of the diverse subject range available and the wide scope of expertise held by the lectures of the Law Faculty. I was always drawn to commercially focused areas of the law and wrote a thesis entitled “Financial Exclusion: The Internet as a Means of Exclusion from Financial Services in Ireland Today” as part of my studies. I began work in the Transaction Services department of KPMG in September 2012. My work is focused on buying, selling and financing businesses; carrying out investigation and research for clients into different markets and industries. The role is quite challenging but the projects are diverse and very interesting. The knowledge and expertise which I gained while studying the BCL and LLM have proven extremely useful in my new role and I am always glad to put this knowledge to good use.
John Lombard, LLM (E-Law)
John Lombard, LLM (E-Law)
I am a graduate of the LLM (e-Law) degree at UCC. There were a number of motivating factors behind my decision to take this masters course including the overall reputation of UCC and the quality of the law faculty in UCC. The strong international reputation of UCC serves to attract students from many different countries. This significantly improves classroom discussion due to the student body’s diverse range of experience. The facilities on offer in UCC such as the Mardyke Arena, the Student’s Union building and the Boole Library were also an attraction. The Boole Library has an extensive law section which I found to be invaluable when completing the minor thesis for the LLM. There are also a wide variety of extracurricular activities on offer in UCC ranging from sports clubs to groups with a more academic focus such as the Cork Online Law Review.
The LLM (e-Law) was an excellent course for a number of reasons. The modules offered as part of the LLM (e-Law) were well structured and their combination provided a well-rounded and focused postgraduate degree. The LLM (e-Law) also provided the opportunity to complete a large research project in an area which I found interesting. I had a particular interest in intellectual property law and my minor thesis focused on the patenting of nanomedicine in Europe. Although this was a new topic with little existing research I found that the faculty had the knowledge and skill to guide my research. The lecturers effectively communicated their enthusiasm and knowledge for the modules they taught which made this course particularly enjoyable. Many of the lecturers also arranged guest speakers who worked in areas we were studying. This could not be achieved without lecturers who make the extra effort to encourage and promote student learning. Overall, the LLM (e-Law) allowed me to study fascinating areas of law and I can say that the skills and knowledge acquired during the degree will stay with me forever.
John a current PhD Student, is currently working as a Researcher with the Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology.
Emerald de Leeuw, LLM (IP & E-Law)
Emerald de Leeuw, LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) Student
After acquiring an honours degree in Law in The Netherlands, I made the decision to come to UCC to do the LLM Intellectual Property and E-Law. It allows me to combine my interest in modern technology with my legal background. It is great that the modules cover many issues that most students can relate to on a personal level. For example, Social Media and E-Commerce are a part of life nowadays. The lecturers are very involved with the students and keep them informed about the most recent developments in the various (rather specific) legal fields. Overall, this LLM at UCC has proven to be an excellent choice for me.
Jiang Ling, LLM (IP & E-Law)
Jiang Ling, LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) Student
I hold a Bachelor of Economic Law from East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in China. I am still a postgraduate in my second year in ECUPL. Last year I decided to pursue postgraduate studies in UCC because I felt that studying at a master’s level abroad was a better way to learn a different legal system for me. The reasons why I chose UCC were not only for its long standing reputation but also the good relationship between ECUPL and UCC. Furthermore, I chose the LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) because I studied Intellectual Property when I was in China and found the subject very interesting. I think it will be very useful to do IP and E-law in the electronic age and I will have a huge advantage after studying IP and E-law. After several months in UCC, I find it is amazing to study here because the lectures in this area are excellent and they are kind to provide assistance with all aspects of the course. The great thing I need to mention is that the library resources are really enough for me to do the related law research. I am so happy that I chose UCC to study.
Marcus O’Donoghoe, LLM (IP & E-Law)
Marcus O’Donoghoe, LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) Student
After completing a Bachelor of Corporate Law and LLB in NUI Galway I was eager to continue my studies to masters level. I chose to complete a masters in UCC because of the high calibre of staff in the law faculty and its overall reputation for academic excellence. My great interest lies in Intellectual Property law and the LLM has great freedom to pick and choose the modules that harness and focus this energy to reach its full potential. This area is one of the few growth sectors in the current economic climate and is constantly changing and updating. The structure and content of the LLM is very impressive, as are the lecturers, who deliver the most up to date material and apply it to today’s economic environment. So far it has been an engaging and exciting opportunity and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
Damian Clifford, LLM (IP & E-Law)
Damian Clifford, LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) Student
After graduating from the University of Limerick in 2009 (LLB Law and European Studies) and the Université Jean Moulin (Lyon 3, France) in 2010 (LLM International and European Law), I subsequently spent the interim period before commencing my masters at UCC working in the online advertising industry. This inspired my decision to apply for the LLM in IP and E Law as I wished to gain a deeper understanding of the significance of this industry from a legal perspective. I chose UCC for its academic excellence and expertise and I have not regretted this decision. The staff are extremely knowledgeable, approachable and have certainly given me a detailed understanding of my chosen subject area. I would highly recommend UCC and this programme.