Limerick, Ireland and Dublin, Ireland | July 5-25, 2015
The University of Kansas/University of Washington Ireland Program takes students to three of Ireland's most interesting communities. The first two weeks of classes will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of Limerick, a relatively new Irish university located on the banks of the Shannon River. The final week will be held at the famous University College Dublin, a short bus ride from Dublin's city center. The first weekend will feature a tour of some of Western Ireland's most scenic spots followed by a visit to the swinging Western city of Galway. The second weekend will include two nights in city center Dublin, a pub dinner for all, and a "legal Dublin" tour of prominent Irish legal institutions.
Open to all students who have completed the first-year curriculum in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants should submit an application by March 15, 2015. Students not attending the University of Kansas or the University of Washington must submit a $55 non-refundable application fee payable by check to the "University of Kansas" for their application to be complete. Late applications are considered. A $300 non-refundable deposit is due within two weeks after the student is accepted. If the program exceeds its cap of 35 U.S. law students, applicants will be placed on a waiting list with preference to early applicants.
Students should consult their home schools about transfer of credits and grading requirements for transfer of credits. Students should understand that it is unlikely that participation in a foreign summer program may be used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration should consult their home school to review this issue in light of ABA Standard 304. Students who do not attend the University of Kansas must submit a letter of good standing from their law school registrar or dean.
Grades are determined based on a written final examination in each course in accordance with KU Law grading procedures. Available grades are A (4.0), A- (3.7), B+ (3.3), B (3.0), B- (2.7), C+ (2.3), C (2.0), C- (1.7), D+ (1.3), D (1.0), D- (.7) and F (0).
The approximate cost of the program is approximately $5,000, which includes tuition, fees, all in-country housing, course materials, and special events (including transportation). Additional personal expenses will include a round-trip flight, trips to and from airports, and most meals and entertainment.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Ireland. Once enrolled, students will receive an informational packet with information on airline options, travel options in Ireland, and points of interest. The packet also includes general information about living in Ireland for three weeks. Students should not book travel until they receive an acceptance package.
Housing at the University of Limerick will be on campus. The campus features a number of amenities, including ATMs, laundry and dry cleaning, a bookstore and three active pubs. Housing during the Galway and Dublin-center excursions will be at hostels unless the student makes his/her own arrangements. Housing during the final course week will be on campus at University College Dublin.
Students must notify the University of Kansas by letter or email of their intent to withdraw from the program. If a student withdraws after being accepted for the program, s/he will be liable for the program deposit plus any non-recoverable expenses incurred on the participant's behalf. Students are responsible for any and all costs arising out of his/her own voluntary or involuntary withdrawal from the program prior to its completion, including withdrawal caused by illness or disciplinary action by representatives of the University of Kansas. The sponsoring school reserves the right to cancel the program for any reason, including insufficient enrollment. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, notices will be sent to all students by May 16, 2012, and all money will be refunded.
Please inquire about the possibility of financial aid and scholarships with your law school's study abroad coordinator.
Health And Liability Insurance
The sponsoring school is not responsible for student's medical care or expenses in case of illness or accident. All students are strongly urged to obtain health insurance that will cover them while outside the United States.
Students with Disabilities
Facilities in Limerick are generally not as accessible to individuals with disabilities as are facilities within the United States. Individuals with special needs should contact the program director to arrange for special accommodations.