Join our Summer Program in Dingle, Cork and Dublin, Ireland for a remarkable summer of learning and fun! 

Program Dates & Locations:

May 17 – May 28, 2020 Dingle Ireland
May 28 – June 05, 2020 Cork Ireland
June 05 – June 12, 2020 Dublin Ireland

Program Overview

The UMKC School of Law offers a 4 week/ 5 credit summer study abroad program in the Republic of Ireland.  We also offer two externships with the Irish Supreme Court for an additional month in Dublin, Ireland.   Partial program is available at a reduced cost.  The program offers student an opportunity to learn and experience this program across the span of three magnificent locations while learning the role of the European Court of Justice, rules and role of European Union legal order and judicial dialogue between the EU Court and the Member State’s National Courts.  Equally important you will learn about the free movement rules of the European Union internal markets, about Global Corporations and their increasing threat to consumer welfare though price fixing cartels, boycotting, market sharing, illegal rebate pricing practices, predatory pricing and refusal to supply to raw material.  You’ll go on to learn about market sharing cartels and the EU’s European Union Merger Control regime and how it effects U.S. mergers.  You will also have an opportunity to compare select criminal law systems from around the world and discuss the role punishment and criminal codes how the various approaches are designed to protect.  In addition, you may also apply for a field placement with the Supreme Court of Ireland for an additional 2 credit hour externship opportunity and additional month long stay in Ireland to enhance your learning experience. 

Deadline to apply: March 1, thereafter based on housing availability

Eligibility: Registration is open to all US and foreign law students as well as any interested graduate student from other disciplines, attorneys and a limited number of student companions.  All applicants must be in good academic standing and law students must have completed at least one full- or part-time year of law school study to attend.  Non-law students should provide evidence of good academic standing with their school or department. Community participants should contact the Program Coordinator for further information.

Program Features

  • 5.0 hours of ABA-approved credit, 7.0 including externship
  • Courses taught by distinguished faculty from America and the Republic of Ireland
  • Same flat fee for residents/nonresidents/international students
  • Qualifies for financial aid funding
  • Included in package price:
    • Group dinners 
    • Dingle Peninsula Tour
    • Irish group dance lesson
    • Visit Ross Castle in Killarney Park
    • Tour with Michael Collins Center
    • Visit Famine Warhouse
    • Visit Rock of Cashel
    • Weekends free for student travel or sightseeing in Ireland or European Union
    • Course materials provided
    • Transportation between program locations
    • Private room in self-catering shared living area residences

For more information and application materials please download here: 

2020 Ireland Application Package
2020 Ireland Application Package
3.1 MiB