Summer Program Abroad

Trinity College

Dublin, Ireland

Quinnipiac University School of Law offers an ABA-approved summer program at Trinity College Dublin, one of Ireland’s premier institutions of higher education. This program provides an introduction to the Irish legal system and Irish constitutional law as well as a variety of classes in Irish, comparative and international law.

Located in the heart of Dublin, Trinity is the constituent college of the University of Dublin, one of Europe’s oldest universities, steeped in history and tradition. Trinity College Law Library, which has holdings in Irish, British and European law, has recently expanded its holding to include North American law. The college’s historic Old Library contains not only the Book of Kells, a world-famous volume of ninth-century illuminated manuscripts of the gospels, but an unparalleled collection of books, art and artifacts relating to Irish history.    

Enrollment in the program is limited and is open to students who have satisfactorily completed one year of full-time or part-time study at an ABA-approved or state-accredited law school and are in good academic standing. Students are responsible for securing approval, in advance, from their own law school to transfer credit and are encouraged to check with the registrar at their home institution to determine whether residency requirements are satisfied. Early application is strongly encouraged.

It is the applicants’ responsibility to check with their financial aid office regarding filing requirements and processing deadlines if they are participating in the Ireland program. Generally, students must take at least 6 credits (three courses) in the summer to qualify for federal financial aid; no student is permitted to register for more than 6 credits.

Students are encouraged to live on campus during the program. Those who choose to stay off campus will be responsible for their own accommodations. Housing information is mailed to applicants upon acceptance into the program. All travel arrangements are the responsibility of the student.

Specific questions regarding the program can be directed to:

Professor William Dunlap
Director of the Trinity Summer Program
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Phone: 203-582-3265
Email: william.dunlap@qu.edu