2018 Summer Internship at KRW Law LLP in Belfast



The Brehon Law Society of New York and leading Belfast-based human rights law firm KRW Law LLP are pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for a unique and prestigious three-month summer internship opportunity for a current law student for Summer 2018 in the North of Ireland. The internship dates are flexible dependent upon the intern’s school schedule, but are about June 1 to the last week in August.

KRW Law LLP will offer a stipend. The Brehon Law Society will provide round trip airfare between the U.S. and Belfast.

Internship responsibilities include keeping the Brehon membership informed on current human rights issues and legal controversies in the North. The intern will be placed in KRW Law’s Legacy Litigation Department, which will provide first-hand exposure to the challenges of litigating in a post-conflict setting. Primary tasks include legal research; legal writing; litigation support, such as drafting correspondence and document review; litigation observation; participation in local community events and outreach; and assisting in the development of press releases and web postings for Brehon members and media outlets.

An overall interest in human rights and activism is preferred. Applications must include:

  1. Cover letter with a personal statement demonstrating why you are interested in the internship
  2. A resume/CV
  3. A writing sample
  4. List of three (3) references
  5. Grade sheet/transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

Applications should be sent to Eileen Burrowes via email at burrowes.eileen@gmail.com, and must be received no later than February 5, 2018.

A committee comprised of Brehon Lawyers will review all materials, and selected candidates must be available for in-person or phone interviews between February 19 and March 1, 2018. All questions about the internship and application process can be directed to Jennifer Frankola-Crawford, Esq. at 917-456-6523.

For more information about KRW Law, LLP and the Brehon Law Society of New York, please see their respective websites: http://krw-law.ie and https://brehon-law-society.com.





Student Legal Specialist for Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division
The Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division of the NYC Law Department seeks applications from current law students for  a student legal specialist position.  Under the supervision of an attorney, student legal specialists in the Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division assume direct responsibility for a wide variety of breach of contract and lien foreclosure actions brought against the City of New York, its constituent agencies and entities.  Working pursuant to student practice orders of the Appellate Divisions, the person selected for the position will communicate with clients, conduct investigations, prepare pleadings and requests for and responses to discovery, draft and argue motions, and possibly conduct small trials.
Minimum Requirements:  Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and completion of one and one-half years of evening law school study or completion of two semesters of day law school, and current matriculation and attendance at an accredited law school.  Applicants must be able to work full time hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Preferred Skills: Excellent research and writing skills, and oral communication abilities.
Maximum tenure in this position is two to two and one half years or upon graduation from law school, whichever is sooner; employment is conditional upon continuance as a student in a degree program in law.
Residency Requirement:  New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Salary: $32,850.00 – $37,778.00 (Annual)
To apply,  please click the following link, click the “Apply Now” button, and upload your resume and cover letter in PDF format.
You will receive an email confirmation if your application goes through properly. 
Please contact the Law Department’s Recruitment office if you have questions about this position at recruitment@law.nyc.gov

Save The Date- Lecture by Author Catherine Duggan

Week of April 14th- 18th, 2014

Author of The Loss Laws of Ireland

A superb new book explains Ireland’s ancient Brehon Laws in fine detail. Written by San Francisco attorney Catherine Duggan, who has studied the laws extensively, the book called The Lost Laws oflreland is available from GlasnevinPublishing.com in Ireland  [and Amazon.com].


As Duggan noted, the laws governed Ireland for over a millennium and she has synthesized much of the available scholarship in her new book.


“The laws are significant because they shed light on the complex sophisticated society of early

Irel:md that the laws reflect,” she says.




Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/story/news/periscope/the-brehon-laws-the-lost-laws-of­


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Nelson Mandela

The Brehon Law Society mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, a freedom fighter, patriot, and leader who served as an inspiration to all oppressed peoples including those involved in the struggle for freedom in the North of Ireland. May his voice ring for eternity, quelling oppression wherever it may flourish. Forever in our hearts, we say, “Amandla Awethu.”

Sean Downes, President

NYC Brehon Law Society

December 6, 2013