The ICLLP fellowship program is for second year students interested in international public interest practice and advocacy in human rights, environmental justice, international criminal law, among other areas. The fellowship combines coursework in the spring semester along with the international externship in the summer often at leading partner organizations in the field, with an option to pursue a follow up project when the student returns from the fieldwork portion.
Each year, Suffolk Law School in cooperation with the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), Salzburg, Austria, offers law students (of all years) externship placements at leading private law firms in more than 90 countries as part of its Summer Global Externship Program (SGE). Following a two day seminar in Boston to prepare students for the experience, Suffolk students extern at local and international firms—from Argentina to Spain to South Africa—tackling what can be the most cutting edge legal issues that lawyers are facing in transnational settings. More info
Students who opt for a Semester in Practice obtain intensive practical experience under the supervision of both a practicing attorney and a Suffolk Law faculty member. This full-time, 13-week experience embeds students in competitive international public service offices or public interest organizations.
Suffolk students extern during the summer in various public interest organizations in Ireland, from the Disability Law Centre to Ireland’s National Law Reform Commission. Beforehand, students take a week-long course at the National University of Ireland–Galway as an introduction to the Irish legal system and to meet with prominent Irish jurists.
This exciting externship program is specifically for Suffolk law students participating in Suffolk’s summer study abroad program at the National University of Ireland at Galway and who wish to afterwards pursue an externship in Ireland for a period of 6-8 weeks. The externship placements will be almost entirely in the public interest arena, including non-profits and government-related organizations. To the extent possible, our Galway affiliates will place students in organizations in Ireland which correspond with the students’ respective practice areas of interests.
Students interested in studying abroad in Ireland may also participate in the Summer Global Externship program, which facilitates placements in private law firms all over the world—see above program description.