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Law students have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore international and human rights law in the breathtaking setting of Galway, Ireland, through this study abroad program—open to both New England Law | Boston students and students from ABA-accredited law schools.

Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher, a perennial favorite destination amongst our study abroad students (Image credits: Hannah Haven '21)

* Please note that the 2022 Galway Program is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back in September 2022 for updates on 2023.*


An Unbeatable Study Abroad Experience for Law Students

New England Law | Boston, in conjunction with the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education, offers an exciting and unique summer study abroad opportunity for law students at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. Taught by experts from Ireland and the United States, the program focuses on international and comparative human rights law and accountability for human rights violations. 

Featuring thought-provoking and rigorous courses, the Galway Program has attracted many distinguished visiting faculty members over the years, including U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony M. Kennedy, and Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. 

Outside of class, law students explore the beautiful city of Galway, go to Irish courts, attend social events, and visit the Aran Islands. Students often choose to travel more extensively on the weekends as well.

Limited to about 50 students, the Galway Program is broken into two three-week sessions. Students can attend either session or both. This timing also allows New England Law students to participate in our Summer Fellowship Program

River Corrib Cruise
River Corrib Cruise
NUI Galway
NUI Galway
Students in Galway
Students in Galway

Studying in Galway was a wonderful way to explore an area of international law I'm interested in but would not have the opportunity to study otherwise. The professors were great and incredibly knowledgeable. Galway is beautiful, there are lots of fun things to do and see, and it's easy to take a weekend trip if you want to go outside the city.” —Sonia McCallum ’21