Law in Ireland
- Students take courses at two beautiful universities: The University of Limerick and University College Dublin
- On the weekends, the group makes trip to various scenic sites and cities in the region
- KU law faculty members serve to educate and mentor students through the duration of the program
The University of Kansas Ireland Program takes students to three of Ireland's most interesting communities. The first two weeks of classes will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of Limerick, a relatively new Irish university located on the banks of the Shannon River. The final week will be held at the famous University College Dublin, a short bus ride from Dublin's city center. The first weekend will feature a tour of some of Western Ireland's most scenic spots followed by a visit to the swinging Western city of Galway. The second weekend will include two nights in city center Dublin, a pub dinner for all, and a "legal Dublin" tour of prominent Irish legal institutions.
Dublin, Ireland and Limerick, Ireland
Students will take three courses for a total of three credit hours (one credit hour per course). The first course will be completed during the first week of the program, and the second and third courses will be completed over the last two weeks of the program.
Housing at the University of Limerick will be on campus. The campus features a number of amenities, including ATMs, laundry and dry cleaning, a bookstore and three active pubs. Housing during the Galway and Dublin-center excursions will be at hostels. Housing during the final course week will be on campus at University College Dublin.
Open to all KU Law students who have completed the first-year curriculum in good standing. Applicants should submit an application by the stated due date on the application.
Grades are determined based on a written final examination in each course in accordance with KU Law grading procedures. Available grades are A (4.0), A- (3.7), B+ (3.3), B (3.0), B- (2.7), C+ (2.3), C (2.0), C- (1.7), D+ (1.3), D (1.0), D- (.7) and F (0).
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Ireland. Once enrolled, students will receive an informational packet with information on airline options, travel options in Ireland, and points of interest. The packet also includes general information about living in Ireland for three weeks. Students should not book travel until they receive an acceptance package.
Students must notify the University of Kansas by letter or email of their intent to withdraw from the program. If a student withdraws after being accepted for the program, s/he will be liable for the program deposit plus any non-recoverable expenses incurred on the participant's behalf. Students are responsible for any and all costs arising out of his/her own voluntary or involuntary withdrawal from the program prior to its completion, including withdrawal caused by illness or disciplinary action by representatives of the University of Kansas. The sponsoring school reserves the right to cancel the program for any reason, including insufficient enrollment.
Program Website: http://law.ku.edu/ireland
Raymond Friel, School of Law, University of Limerick, graduated from the Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Ireland, in 1984 and from the University of Exeter, England, in 1986 with an LL.M. in European Law. He joined the faculty at the law school in Limerick in 1989. He served as Head of the School of Law there from 1996 to 2002. In 2007 he was re-appointed Head of the Law School until 2010. He is the author of several monographs and has published widely in the sphere of commercial and European law. Currently he is Director of Research at the School of Law and Director of the International Commercial and Economic Law Centre. He is Principal Investigator on the legal data environment for an EU research project on autonomous automobile safety systems with a total fund of nearly €5 million and a variety of partners including Honda motor vehicles.
Lua Kamal Yuille, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kansas, is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work connects property theory, business law and group identity. She joined the KU Law faculty in 2013 and is an Affiliate Faculty member of the Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies. Prior to her arrival at KU, Professor Yuille was a William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin School of Law and acted as visiting professor at the University of Oregon School of Law. Before entering academia, Professor Yuille enjoyed a diverse professional career. She served as a law clerk for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and an extern for Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck of the Southern District of New York. She was a socio-economic development lawyer in Latin America and spent nearly a decade at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, where she developed a diverse generalist practice that emphasized Latin American corporate matters and domestic mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and securities transactions. She also maintained a robust pro bono immigration litigation practice.