NUI Galway School of Law is delighted to partner with global law firm DLA Piper for the Terence O’Malley DLA Piper Scholarship. The scholarship, which is named after Terry O’Malley, Chairman Emeritus (US), will provide funding to support students in financial need studying at NUI Galway School of Law. 

The scholarship fund will support Scholars throughout their four year degree to the value of €2,500 annually (total value of €10,000 per Scholar). The scholarship is open to applicants who have made a formal application through the Central Applications Office for a first year place on one of the full-time undergraduate designated programmes of study in NUI Galway School of Law.

  • Law (BCL),
  • Law (BCL), Criminology and Criminal Justice,
  • Law (BCL) and Human Rights,
  • Law and Business or
  • Law and Taxation

Criteria and How to Apply

The Scholar will preferably have a home address in Mayo but consideration will be given to applicants with a home address in the West of Ireland (to include all counties in Connacht plus counties Donegal and Clare). The scholarship is awarded on the financial need and academic merit of the successful applicants.

Students from the above counties will be invited to apply for this scholarship when they commence first year of one of the eligible courses listed above.

View Terms and Conditions

2‌020 Terence O’Malley DLA Piper Scholars

Ava Cullinan, GY251 Law (BCL) student who attended secondary school in Kilrush Community School in Co.Clare is one of two Scholars who received the Scholarship in 2020. The second scholar to receive the scholarship was from Co.Galway. 


Terence O’Malley DLA Piper Bursary

In addition to the scholarship, a separate annual Terence O’Malley DLA Piper bursary will be awarded to the student achieving the highest grade in the School of Law, Law and Innovation module. The Scholar will be recognised at the University’s annual awards ceremony, Lá na nGradam. 

Annual Lecture

As part of the partnership with DLA Piper, the School of Law will host an annual lecture for law students with Mr. O’Malley, who has family roots in the West of Ireland.


  • School of Law Postgraduate Prospectus

    School of Law Postgraduate Prospectus PDF (4 MB)

  • School of Law Undergraduate Prospectus

    School of Law Undergraduate Prospectus PDF (4 MB)