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Law students from New England Law | Boston in Galway, Ireland, honored to have the Chief Justice of the United States teach their law school study abroad program.
New England Law | Boston was honored to have Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr., teach at our international law program summer session in Galway.

Study Abroad in Ireland

New England Law | Boston—along with California Western School of Law, Mitchell | Hamline School of Law, and South Texas College of Law Houston—offers an exciting opportunity for law school study abroad during the summer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. Taught by experts in the field from Ireland and the United States, the four-week program focuses on courses related to international and comparative human rights law and accountability for human rights violations.

The study abroad summer 2018 program will be held from Saturday, May 26, to Saturday, June 23.

The program has attracted many distinguished visiting faculty members, including US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who taught in 2014 and in 2008; Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who taught in 2011; Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court Ruth V. McGregor (retired), in 2010; and Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., in 2009.

Approved by the American Bar Association, the law school study abroad program is open to students in good standing at ABA-accredited US law schools and at Canadian and European university law programs. Participants may take courses for credit (which requires successful performance on final examinations) or as auditors (final examinations are not required). All courses are graded on an A–F scale.


Study abroad in Ireland and enjoy one of the country’s most beautiful cities, Galway. Galway is situated on Ireland’s western coast, a short ride from the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, the Aran Islands, and Connemara National Park. The National University of Ireland’s campus is located on the banks of the River Corrib within a few minutes’ walk of the heart of Galway, the vibrant cultural center of the west of Ireland. The world-famous Galway Arts Festival, which features visual and performing arts and a parade, takes place for two weeks each summer in the city center.


Established in 1846, the National University of Ireland, Galway, offers degrees in arts, law, medicine, engineering, and other subjects, and has a student body of about 17,000 students from more than 90 countries. Participants are housed in university student apartments overlooking the River Corrib. 

For more information

  • Professor Monica Teixeira de Sousa, Program Coordinator
  • New England Law | Boston
  • 154 Stuart Street
  • Boston, MA 02116