Summer Schools for secondary level students

Dr Connie Healy organised a Summer School in Law for secondary school students from 1-3 of June 2016. The summer school, now in its fourth year, provided participants with an insight into studying law at NUIG. Students travelled from all over the country to participate. Dr Conor Hanly introduced students to criminal law, Ms. Ursula Connolly explored topical issues in tort law, Dr Ciara Smyth examined the Irish asylum system, Dr Charles O’Mahony spoke about Law and the Media, Dr John Danaher explored game theory and the law and Dr Brian Tobin led a session on the regulation of surrogacy in Ireland. The secondary school students also had an opportunity to meet with current students of the School of Law and learn about the different undergraduate law programmes that we offer. Dr Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín and Dr Deirdre Byrnes, from the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, spoke about the opportunity to study French, German, Spanish or Italian and Nicola Murphy outlined the many exciting opportunities there are to study throughout Europe and internationally as part of the undergraduate law programmes offered at NUI Galway. Emma Goode, a law graduate now working in the Careers Development Centre at NUIG, outlined the different careers options available both as members of the legal profession (solicitors and barristers) and alternative careers in law.

Next year's summer schools will run on 8 & 9 June 2017. For further infomration, contact Dr Connie Healy at

Summer school students 2016

Pictured above is Dr Ciara Smyth (far left) and Dr Connie Healy (far right) with participants on the first day of the summer school