Albany Law School’s students often fan across the globe in the summer, taking law positions on three continents and getting hands-on legal experience in a wide variety of law firms and court systems.
Through the New York State Bar Association’s International Law Section’s Summer Law Student Internship Project, students obtain positions in law firm offices in Prague, Vienna, Guatemala City and Mexico City, as well as Bergamo in Italy.
Other students participate in the law school’s Paris Summer Comparative Law Program.
Some of the students describe their experiences below:
This summer I had an invaluable experience studying abroad at the University College of Dublin (UCD), where I took classes on International Children’s Rights and Legal and Ethical Issues in Global Health. In addition to my studies, I worked at the historic Four Courts, interning with a barrister who specializes in immigration and asylum law. Observing various trials involving Irish immigration, medical malpractice, defamation, and workers compensation law taught me a great deal about the similarities and differences between Irish and U.S. laws. And of course the weekends were open for travelling, so in my free time I visited Belfast, Galway, the Dingle Peninsula, and Killarney, which was my favorite!
Nicole Cooper '15