Who we are

The School of Law has a long and distinguished tradition of law teaching and research which dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. It is a tradition that the School is extremely proud of and strives to maintain.

Image of the quadrangle in NUI Galway in sunlight‌The School of Law is comprised of full-time professors and lecturers, together with part-time teaching staff who are academics specialising in particular subject-areas or practising solicitors and barristers. There are approximately 500 students studying law to degree level.

 The School links with Universities in Europe and in the United States afford interested students the opportunity to pursue part of their law studies abroad. Students of the School also participate in moot trial competitions at both national and international level, and the student law society is active in organising guest lectures and debates.

 School members are engaged in research in a number of fields including human rights, legal theory, criminal law, commercial law and media law. Research projects, international conferences and guest lectures are organised under the auspices of the School of Law and its centres. The School is constantly working to attain the highest quality in teaching and research.