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.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN BELFAST
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/
SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN BELFAST
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 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 in Summer 2024 in the North of Ireland. The internship dates are about late May through mid-August.
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. The 2024 Summer Intern will have 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.
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; 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.
Applications must include all of the following to be considered:
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 Caitríona Fox, Esq. via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received no later than November 30, 2023.
A committee comprised of Brehon lawyers will review all materials, and selected candidates must be available for Zoom interviews between December 5 and 15, 2023. All questions about the internship and application process can be directed to Caitríona Fox at email@example.com.
KRW Law LLP will offer a stipend. The Brehon Law Society will provide round-trip airfare between the U.S. and Belfast. The selected intern will be expected to complete travel/visa requirements prior to their start date to ensure capability to intern abroad. For more information about KRW Law, LLP and the Brehon Law Society of New York, please visit https://krw-law.ie/ and https://brehon-law-society.com