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LL.M (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law) – School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Technology is ubiquitous. It is the infrastructure of our daily lives; it is constantly developing; and it gives rise to many exciting and weighty legal issues. They arise in the context of intellectual property (IP) law in particular, where the tensions between rewarding intellectual development, on the one hand, and incentivising further developments, on the other, are most acute in the context of technological advance. Such issues also arise in the context of information technology (IT) law more generally, where the rapid emergence of new technologies raises questions of how, if at all, the law should respond to, regulate, and promote, such developments.

The LL.M. (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law) at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin delivers modules that study the interrelationships between law, science, intellectual property and technology. Modules focus on all facets of IP Law (patent law, copyright Law, trade mark law) alongside emerging areas such as data protection, regulation of cyber speech and cyber security. These modules cover the substantive, policy, and practical elements of IP and IT law within European and International contexts. This programme provides graduates with the knowledge and tools to meet the demands of our sophisticated knowledge economy.

The School of Law at Trinity College Dublin is a strategic partner of the ‘Pan-European Seal’ Professional Traineeship Program, having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) in October 2016. Students enrolled in the LL.M. (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law) have the opportunity to apply for these paid traineeships annually. To date, numerous LL.M students have taken part in this traineeship programme and put the knowledge acquired during their studies into practice in this highly esteemed professional and
multi-cultural environment.

About the School of Law:

  • Located in the heart of Dublin city in Ireland’s highest-ranking university Trinity College Dublin, we are one of Europe’s oldest, leading law schools.
  • Our scholarly community of leading academics and experts are dedicated to critical engagement with the legal challenges that confront
    modern communities.
  • Our strong network of alumni in Ireland and abroad comprises leading lawyers, policy-makers and public representatives.
  • Our culturally diverse and dynamic faculty and student body forms an intellectually rigorous environment with a deep sense of community.
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