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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Chief Justice Summer Internship Programme
The School of Law is delighted to invite applications for the Chief Justice Summer Internship Programme. The programme will commence on Tuesday 9th June 2020 and will conclude on Thursday 2nd July 2020.
How to Apply:
Applications should consist of a CV and cover-letter and be submitted to Dr Maureen O'Sullivan at Maureen.OSullivan@nuigalway.ie by or before midday Wednesday 15th April 2020. Please note that the internship is unpaid.
The purpose of the placement programme is to provide law students with experience that will be of assistance to them in their future careers. Participation is confined to students who have either completed the final year examinations for a primary law degree or who are participating in a Masters programme in law.
About the Internship:
- Students will be assigned to a judge or judges during the course of their internship
- Students will have the opportunity to attend court sittings from the various courts including the High Court, Supreme Court and Criminal Courts of Justice
- Students may be required to carry out research on behalf of their assigned judge
- The internship has a social aspect which includes meeting with various judges and meeting students from the participating Universities.
Some feedback from previous participating students includes:“I thoroughly enjoyed the Chief Justice's Summer Internship Programme and honestly cannot recommend it highly enough. It was an immersive and hands-on experience.”
“… the most impressive thing was the willingness of other members of the judiciary, outside of our appointed judges, to interact and engage with us throughout the Programme.”
Career Opportunities with the Courts Service
Judicial Assistants and Researchers (JAs and JRs) are recruited to work on a three-year, temporary contract with the Courts Service of Ireland. At present, there are over 70 JAs and JRs assigned to work in the Superior Courts (High & Central Courts, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court).
Competitions are advertised on the websites: publicjobs.ie and courts.ie. The recruitment process consists of completing an application form, undertaking a proofreading test and drafting a précis of a judgment. Those short listed proceed to interview. For full infomation, please download this PDF: Career Opportunities with the Courts Service
Careers in Law Week 2019
Careers in Law Week, an initiative by the School of Law organised by Dr Maureen O'Sullivan in conjunction with the Career Development Centre, took place on the week of Monday 23rd September 2019.
The highlight of the week was the Law Firms’ Fair and Reception at the Bailey Allen Hall from 2pm-4pm on Monday 23rd September. Students were able to meet representatives from Ireland’s top law firms, network and learn about life in a law firm through interactive panel sessions with partners and trainees from the firms.
Further information on future careers events can be obtained by contacting Dr Maureen O'Sullivan, Director of Student Career Development, directly at email@example.com.