2016 Press Releases

School of Law launches new masters programmes

21 Apr 2016
Pictured (l-r) at the launch of the LLM Marine and Maritime Law and the LLM Environmental and Natural Resources Law ) on board the L.É. Aisling: Lt. Cdr Erica O'Leary, Naval Service; Cdr. Patrick Burke, Naval Service; Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Dean of the School of Law, UCC; Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces; Dr. Bénédicte Sage-Fuller, School of Law, UCC; and Cdr. Brian Fitzgerald, Naval Service.

The School of Law at UCC is proud to announce the creation of two new cutting-edge masters programmes, an LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, and and LLM in Marine and Maritime Law

The programmes reflect ongoing research activities carried out in Cork, within UCC Law School and with key partners, including the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC).  

The LLM Environmental and Natural Resources Law, directed by professor Owen McIntyre, builds upon UCC Law School’s established reputation for excellence across all aspects of environmental law and policy.

It offers students an opportunity to specialise in this field and to explore the emerging legal and regulatory challenges posed by modern environmental problems. The programme is delivered by means of a flexible teaching and assessment structure to suit both recent law graduates and environmental professionals alike.

This LLM programme offers exposure to a wide variety of legal topics ranging across traditional areas of environmental law, policy and regulation, as well as planning and land-use law, heritage protection, international environmental law, marine environmental law, natural resources law and human rights law. It provides a critical, in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of the key issues arising in environmental and natural resources law, policy and regulation, at local, national and global level.

The LLM Marine and Maritime Law, directed by Dr Bénédicte Sage-Fuller, fulfils one of the key objectives of national policy developed in the Government policy paper, Harnessing Our Ocean’s Wealth, that of providing legal education to support the vibrant and dynamic marine and maritime sector in Ireland. As this is a national programme, students will engage with the best legal experts in Ireland in a wide range of relevant areas, including marine environmental protection, maritime security and law enforcement at sea, marine renewable energies and port and shipping activities.

The programme combines theoretical and practical learning, notably through a clinical module on Law of the Sea, with access to the Irish Naval Service at Cork. It aims to provide the necessary knowledge and expertise to enable graduates to practice marine and maritime law within the legal professions, and within the public and private sectors (maritime law enforcement, shipping management, marine research, marine environmental protection, ports management).

For more information, contact Dr Bénédicte Sage-Fuller (b.sage@ucc.ie) or Professor Owen McIntyre (o.mcintyre@ucc.ie).  

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