Trinity College Dublin is recognized internationally as Ireland’s premier university and as one of the world's leading research-intensive universities.

Founded in 1592 on the general pattern of the ancient colleges at Oxford and Cambridge, it is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of Western Europe. Students benefit from a scholar-teacher model where they have the opportunity of being taught by world-leading experts in their field. There are over 700 students at the undergraduate level and 180 students at the postgraduate level.

The School of Law is ideally situated on the historic campus of Trinity College Dublin’s 47-acre campus in the centre of Ireland’s capital city, where cobbled squares, historic buildings and playing fields stand alongside state-of-the-art buildings.

Sessional Dates

  • Orientation:  Early September
  • Fall term:  Early September to late November (with exams the first two weeks of December)
  • Winter term:  Mid-January to early April (with exams from the end of April to early May)


  • Exchange students coming for the fall term only will be examined in December before they return home if an exam-based module is taken.  It is at the discretion of the lecturer what form the assessment will take.
  • Students studying in the winter term may not be eligible for graduation that year.

Full-time Course Load

Queen’s JD students studying at Trinity College Dublin will be registered as “postgraduate visiting students not reading for a degree” and will be pursuing all their courses/modules in the LLM program:

  1. LL.M. (Masters)
  2. LL.M. (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law),
  3. LL.M. (International and Comparative Law), and
  4. LL.M. (International and European Business Law).

A full-time course load is 30 ECTS a term.  Each module of the LL.M. program equals 10 ECTS credits.  Therefore, a total of three modules must be pursued while on exchange for a term.  Various forms of assessment are utilized in different modules.  Students are encouraged to pursue modules that are paper-based as exams are written in January and April/May.