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National University Ireland

NUI Galway School of Law has a long and distinguished tradition of law teaching and research which dates back to the mid-nineteenth century.  The university has 17,000 students, and the law school has 800 students.  It is located in the town of Galway, which has a population of nearly 80,000 and is on the western side of the country.  Faculty have developed leading expertise in a number of fields including Human Rights, Disability Law, Legal and Political Theory, Public Law, Constitutional History, Criminology and Criminal Law, Law and Technology, Comparative Law, Housing Law, and International Law.  NUI Galway maintains renown Research Centers on Human Rights, Disability Law and Policy, and Housing Law that engage in world-leading research.  Researchers from the School of Law have received Prestigious Research Grants from the European Union and other International Institutions.  NUI Galway has been a long-standing member of the Coimbra Group and the European University Association (and its predecessor organisation, CRE).  The School of Law is also a Sponsor Member of the American Society of Comparative Law.

The exchange program can be for one semester to one year, with NUI preferring one year.  Applications for a fall start are due to Galway in February and to Iowa in March, and for a spring start are due to Galway and Iowa in late September.  Students applying to study in Galway can choose from a variety of graduate modules offered at the School of Law and the Centers.

Professor Stella Elias is the faculty advisor for this program.


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