Study at NUI Galway, Ireland

Suffolk University Law School has a partnership with the National University of Ireland at Galway (NUI-Galway)! Located on the scenic west coast of Ireland, NUI-Galway is a prestigious research university and an integral part of the Irish national university system.

Under the partnership, Suffolk law students will be able to study international and comparative law in Galway under the supervision of Suffolk Law professor and guest lecturers from NUI-Galway and other institutions in Ireland, earning three law school credits. The program will run from May 17 through June 1; summer 2024 courses will cover:

  • Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples & Comparative Law - Professor Lorie Graham
  • Climate Change Law - Professor Steven Ferry
  • Irish Legal Systems - Professors Larry O'Donnell and Conor Hanly

Students will have the opportunity to visit institutions of local legal culture, and interact with their Irish peers. Galway is a thriving college town, with great vitality in music and performing arts.

As the academic program will be over by early to mid June, participants are strongly urged to pursue internships or other legal work for the rest of the summer. Students interested in  internship placement in Ireland or other international locations should contact international internship director, Mary Sawicki, early in the process. All such internships can be completed for credit.

Details and Registration


  • May 17: Arrive in Galway
  • May 20: Classes Begin
  • June 1: Classes End


First and second year JD day students and first, second and third year evening JD students with a GPA of 2.67 and in academic good standing. Students with a lower GPA may submit a petition to participate in the program.

Please fill out our Online Registration Form to apply.

Applications are being accepted until the program is full—a few spots are left.

For further information about the program and application, please review this informational packet [PDF].

Questions or requests? Contact Professor Sara Dillon, International Law.