New Human Rights LLM announced

Dr Siobhán Mullally announces UCC Law Faculty’s new LLM in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy on IntLawGrrls blog:

We at University College Cork, Ireland, are delighted to announce the launch of a new LLM in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy, to commence in September 2011.

This an innovative and exciting new LLM programme, which builds on the Law Faculty’s strengths in the fields of International and European human rights law. The programme is taught by academic staff with extensive experience in human rights law and public policy, both at national and international levels. It includes a core International Human Rights clinic module, which is designed specifically to engage students in the practice and policy context of Human Rights Law. Students will benefit from a series of guest seminars and workshops with representatives of civil society, Government, international human rights bodies and the world of legal practice.

The Programme Director is, yours truly, Dr Siobhán Mullally. Our teaching team includes staff with distinguished records in research, teaching and public policy engagement: Professor Caroline Fennell, Dr Ursula Kilkelly; Dr Darren O’Donovan, Dr Siobhán Wills; Dr Conor O’Mahony, Dr Louise Crowley, Dr Aisling Parkes, and me.

The Law Faculty is delighted to include in its team of Adjunct Professors leading world experts on human rights law and practice: Professor Samantha Power, Special Adviser to President Obama on Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights and; Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC, Blackstone Chambers, London and of Europe’s leading human rights law practitioners.

Details on the program and its curriculum are here. The deadline for applications for the session beginning this autumn is May 1, 2011.

I am happy to answer any queries (e-mail: that you might have concerning the programme and opportunities for prospective students.