Trinity CollegeTrinity College Dublin was founded by charter granted by Queen Elizabeth. A small group of Dublin citizens obtained the charter in 1592 and two years later, the College began its operations with only a handful of Fellows and students. During the next 50 years the College community increased and by the eighteenth century the College was so well respected by Parliament that it was able to secure generous building grants and entered into a period of great expansion. During this century the Library, Printing House and Dining Hall were erected. Parliament Square slowly emerged and Botany Bay was completed.
The College has continued to expand during two civil wars and periods of national political instability. It presently has more than 13,500 students enrolled and strives to ensure that at least 10% of its annual admissions are international students. The College is currently aiming to increase its student base by 15% by 2014.
The College has 400 years of tradition and teaching experiences and remains committed to individual and creative learning and to fostering the talents of each individual student. In its dedication to keep up with modern developments, the College is also committed to implementing new technologies for training and research purposes.
The law school
The Law School at Trinity College Dublin is the oldest law school in Ireland. In addition to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, the Law School is actively involved in research and holds many prestigious seminars every year.
The Law School publishes the Dublin University Law Journal, one of Ireland's leading legal journals. The Journal provides critical commentary and analysis on a broad range of contemporary legal issues in Ireland and around the world. Students are encouraged to submit articles to the Journal that is well-read and respected by both legal academics and practitioners.
About one quarter of the students enrolled at the Law School are pursuing postgraduate studies.
Tuition fees are just over 8,000 euros for EU students and 18,000 euros for international students. These fees include Sports Center Charge and USI Levy.
Applicants to the LL.M program must hold an undergraduate law or law-based interdisciplinary degree. The LL.M admissions committee considers all applications and looks at all applications in their entirety before deciding whether or not to make an admissions offer to an applicant.
International students whose first language is not English will be required to submit proof of English proficiency. Basic proficiency requirements are a score of at least 88 on the internet based TOEFL, a computerized score of at least 230, or a manual score of at least 570. Alternatively, applicants must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or Cambridge Certificate of at least grade C.
The LLM program at the Law School runs for one academic year. Students can choose six subjects and also complete a Masters dissertation written during the academic year.
The School currently offers approximately 40 courses in such diverse topics as EU Securities Law, Literature and Law, African Human Rights Law and International Tax Law. Please see the Law School's website for more information on courses offered. The website also contains a short description of each course as an aid to potential students in creating their unique and individual study plan.