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Fordham Law

Michael W. Martin, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs

For more than 100 years, Fordham Law School has been dedicated to providing a complete legal education—one that is committed equally to academic excellence, the craft of lawyering, ethics, service, and community. Our summer law programs draw students nationwide to study the intricacies of international law in some of the world’s most exciting and stimulating cities. Practicing law in the 21st century requires a global outlook. Our international legal programs prepare you to succeed in a world of ever-shrinking borders.

Our program is cosponsored by our two host institutions: Queen’s University Belfast and University College Dublin.

Queen’s University Belfast

Robin Hickey, Acting Head of School of Law

International recognition for research, national recognition for curricular innovation, and a student-centered ethos are the hallmarks of QUB. The university was originally established as “Queen’s College Belfast” by Queen Victoria in 1845 as one of the three colleges in Ireland. It became a full university in 1908 with its own charter and statutes, and the Faculty of Law was one of the university’s three original faculties. The school delivers high quality legal education and services to the legal community in Northern Ireland and is committed to being a major center of legal scholarship. The former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, and former First Minster of Northern Ireland, David Trimble, are among QUB's notable alumni.

University College Dublin

Imelda Maher, Dean of Law

UCD is a dynamic, modern university where cutting-edge research and scholarship provide a stimulating intellectual environment. The Faculty of Law was established in 1908 when UCD became a constituent college of the National University of Ireland. It is the largest law school in Ireland and is housed in the stunning Sutherland School of Law, which opened in the fall of 2013. Committed to achieving excellence in both teaching and research, the school is known for providing a rich and vibrant intellectual environment for its student body. UCD alumni have made highly significant contributions to the legal and political life of Ireland. Seven of the nine members of the Irish Supreme Court are UCD graduates, as are all but one of the attorney generals since the founding of the Irish state.



You will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express (106A University Street), a 5-minute walk from Queen’s University and a 3-minute walk to Botanic Avenue, a bustling street of restaurants, coffeehouses, bars, and shops popular with University students and personnel. Rooms will be twin-shares—i.e., two students to a room—and en suite. A full, cooked breakfast is included. A limited number of single rooms may be available for an extra fee.


You will be staying at the residences at Trinity College located in the heart of Dublin.

Located mainly in the historic courtyards of the Trinity campus, this accommodation consists of single study bedrooms in 2–5 bedroom apartments containing a lounge.