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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 extern this upcoming summer (2017) in various public interest organizations in Ireland in different cities in Ireland.

Prior to starting the externships, 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 extern 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. Students are encouraged to review this catalog detailing some of the placement organizations of previous international externs.

Note: This program is different from the Galway (Ireland) Study Abroad PLUS Externship program, as this program’s focus is the externship experience and does not include the two doctrinal courses in international law.

Exchange details

When: The approximate dates will be late May to last week in July 2017.

Eligibility: First- and second-year JD day students; and second- and third-year evening JD students with a GPA of 2.67. Students with a lower GPA may submit a petition to the Clinical Programs Director Kim McLaurin.

Credits: 4 credits.

Application deadline: Feb. 10, 2017.

Faculty Contact: Prof. Christine Bustany (


Apply online

For further detailed information concerning the program and the 2017 application, students are encouraged to carefully review this informational packet, available here.