Ireland Program

Travel to three of Ireland’s most interesting communities – Limerick, Galway and Dublin – during KU Law’s three-week summer study abroad program in Ireland.

Ireland Program Application


Students participating in the University of Kansas Ireland Program take courses at two beautiful universities: The University of Limerick and Trinity College Dublin. Faculty from KU Law and the University of Limerick teach courses on relevant topics.

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 Trinity College Dublin in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar area. Students will tour some of Ireland’s most scenic spots, including a weekend in Galway.

Financial aid and scholarships are available.

For more information, contact Professor Laura Hines at

A female student overlooks the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
A group of students poses together in Ireland
Two students jump in the air in front of a historic landmark in Ireland

Program Information

See below for more information about the next program dates, application deadline, curriculum, admissions requirements and other details about KU Law's study abroad program in Ireland.

Program Dates and Application

Please check back for information about future program dates. Updated dates and deadlines will be available on KU Study Abroad and Global Engagement’s website.

Course Descriptions

Students in the Ireland program take three courses for a total of three credit hours (one credit hour per course). The first course will be completed during the first week of the program, and the second and third courses will be completed over the last two weeks of the program.

More information about courses offered for the next program will be available closer to the program date.

Program Faculty

Please check back for more information about program faculty.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all KU Law students who have completed the first-year curriculum in good standing. Check back for application deadlines for the next session. Late applications are considered.

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)
  • F (0)

Tuition and Costs

Visit the Ireland program page on the Office of Study Abroad and Global Engagement website for a breakdown of costs for this program.


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 several amenities, including ATMs, laundry and dry cleaning, a bookstore and active pubs. Housing during the Galway and Dublin-center excursions will be at hostels unless the student makes their 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, they 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 the student's 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 and all money will be refunded.

Financial Aid

For information about financial aid and scholarships for this study abroad opportunity, contact Michele Arellano with KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement at Students may also book a virtual appointment with KU Study Abroad.

Health and Liability Insurance

KU Law is not responsible for student's medical care or expenses in case of illness or accident. All students participating in a study abroad program are required to be covered by health insurance that the participant has determined to be adequate and satisfactory for any injury or illness that might befall them.

Students with Disabilities

Facilities in Limerick are generally not as accessible to individuals with disabilities as are facilities in the United States. Individuals with special needs should contact the program director to arrange for special accommodations.

State Department Travel Information

Information about travel advisories and warnings for Ireland is available on the U.S. Department of State website.

Ireland Contact

Professor Raymond Friel
School of Law
Foundation Building, University of Limerick
Castletroy, Limerick
Phone: + 353 61 202348


Laura Hines
Centennial Teaching Professor

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