BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES P. CULLEN LEGAL FELLOWSHIP – IN CONJUNCTION WITH KRW LAW, LLP AND THE BREHON LAW SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
The Brigadier General James P. Cullen Legal Fellowship is a unique opportunity for a student at a US law school to spend the summer months interning with the KRW Law, LLP in Belfast, Ireland.
The student fellow will be part of KRW Law’s work in the field of human rights law. This includes representing victims and survivors of the conflict in the fields of Coronial Law and Civil Litigation and also interfacing with the criminal justice agencies – including the Police Ombudsman’s Office and the Legacy Investigation Branch of the police – that discharge the State’s obligations under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Brigadier General James P. Cullen was a founding member and a former President of the Brehon Law Society of New York. He was committed to peace and justice on the island of Ireland. Fittingly, this fellowship is named in his memory because he was relentless in his pursuit of truth in relation to State violation of human rights, especially the murder of his friend, Patrick Finucane.
The annual fellowship is open to all students attending ABA-accredited US law schools. Ideally, the candidate will have a keen interest in Ireland from 1969 through the present. Interested candidates should contact the Brehon Law Society of New York.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to the Irish American Partnership in support of the General James P. Cullen Legal Fellowship, you may do so at https://www.irishap.org/brehonlaw
More Information: https://www.irishamerica.com/2022/12/calling-all-law-students-with-an-interest-in-human-rights/
Internship Opportunity in Belfast
DEADLINE: JANUARY 24, 2023
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 2023 in the North of Ireland. The internship dates are flexible and dependent upon the intern’s school schedule but are about mid-May through mid-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, particularly around Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement. The intern will be placed in KRW Law’s Legacy Litigation Department, which will provide firsthand 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.
The 2023 Summer Intern will have an interest in and knowledge of political issues in the North of Ireland and be familiar with The Troubles. An overall interest in human rights and activism is preferred.