Professional Work Placements

Our students will have the opportunity to gain a professional, real world experience through work placement.

This invaluable experience will ensure that they are equipped to pursue successful careers as solicitors or barristers or in business, industry, the public sector, and many other areas.

We are committed to providing high quality work placements together with nationally and internationally recognised law firms and organisations such as:

  • Matheson Ormsby Prentice
  • Arthur Cox
  • A & L Goodbody
  • RDJ Glynn
  • Deloitte    

Work placement is seen as beneficial to students by:

  • Providing the opportunity to put course theory into practice
  • Developing new knowledge and skills which are both course-related and personal
  • Building a stronger CV which highlights new skills and achievements
  • Supporting career decisions by providing an insight into the working environment
  • Enhancing employability and job prospects after graduation

In preparation for work placement, Students will receive the following supports:

Placement Preparation


Ruth Kelliher |   B Civil Law Student

Work Placement awarded me the opportunity to work with Kennedy Fitzgerald Solicitors, Galway West State Solicitors. I gained significant insight into the Irish criminal justice system through weekly District and Circuit Court attendance. The highlight of my placement was assisting at the Fitzpatrick & anor v An Bord Pleanála hearing when legal history was made when the Supreme Court sat in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway. Work Placement was, for me, the most beneficial module of my law degree. It was extremely fulfilling and positive and more importantly opened doors for my continued professional development with the firm. I would encourage all students to avail of the placement opportunity.


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