Stone front of University of Galway in Ireland with very green grass

National University of Ireland at Galway

Suffolk Law School has partnered with the National University of Ireland at Galway (NUIG) for an exciting program. Four Suffolk Law students will intern this upcoming summer (2016) in various public interest organizations in Ireland.

Prior to starting the internships, Suffolk Law students take a week-long one credit immersion course at the National University of Ireland at Galway. The course will introduce students to, among other things, the Irish legal system and culture, as well as provide students with an opportunity to meet and learn from practicing attorneys and judges from the area.

After the 1-week course, Suffolk Law students intern at various Irish organizations for approximately eight weeks. To the extent possible, our Galway affiliates will place students in organizations in Ireland which correspond with the students’ respective practice areas of interests. The placements will be only in the public interest arena, including non-profits and government-related organizations.

Exchange details

When: To be announced. The approximate dates will be May 23-July 20, 2016.

Eligibility: First- and second-year JD day students; and second- and third-year evening JD students.

Credits: 4 credits.

Application deadline: Feb. 26, 2016.

Faculty Contact: Prof. Christine Bustany (


The 2016 Application is available here. The application includes details concerning the associated scholarship and other program related information, so students are advised to review it carefully.

More info at National University of Ireland at Galway.