Leading solicitors to fund NUI Galway Law Scholarship

West of Ireland solicitors RDJ Glynn have announced that they will be funding a new scholarship in NUI Galway. The scholarship, which is worth €7,500, will be awarded to one postgraduate student on the new LLM. in Law, Technology and Governance at the university.

This scholarship will be awarded on academic merit, in a competition open to all candidates offered a place on the first intake of the new LLM. in Law, Technology and Governance in NUI Galway. It is tenable for a period of one year of full-time study and will be paid monthly over the academic session. A limited number of places remain on the LLM. for the coming academic year, and applications close on Friday, August 1, 2008.

Padraic Brennan, who heads the Galway office of RDJ Glynn, said RDJ Glynn has strong links with the university.

“Most of our solicitors and trainees and several members of our support staff received their third level education there, and we are delighted to encourage postgraduate study of commercial law in the important area of Technology and Governance by sponsoring this scholarship,” he said.

The Dean of the Law Faculty, Donncha O’Connell, said it is vital that university Law Schools establish meaningful connections with the world of legal practice.

“Our graduates from a variety of programmes are now placed in the top echelons of practice in Ireland and abroad. This award is an ideal way of marking ties between ‘town and gown’ and the Faculty of Law is extremely grateful to RDJ Glynn for its initiative in sponsoring this scholarship.”

Programme co-ordinator for the LL.M. in Law, Technology and Governance, Rónán Kennedy, said he is very happy to have the support of one of Ireland’s leading law firms for our newest and most innovative programme and look forward to continuing to work with RDJ Glynn over the coming years.”

The recent merger between Ronan Daly Jermyn and William B Glynn Solicitors, a long-established and successful practice, has led to the establishment of a new commercial practice in Galway city, RDJ Glynn. Led by Padraic Brennan, RDJ Glynn offers specialist legal advice to clients in Galway in areas such as corporate and commercial law, commercial property, litigation and dispute resolution, employment law and taxation.

NUI Galway’s LL.M. in Law, Technology and Governance offers students an innovative and internationally focused programme dealing with law, commercial activity, science and technology. The new LL.M includes modules in regulation, governance and enterprise and optional modules dealing with cutting edge topics such as Internet Regulation, Copyright in the Digital Era, and Biotechnology. The programme is full time for twelve months and applicants must hold a degree in law, or an interdisciplinary degree which includes a substantial law component.

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