Law students meet with senator, observe Brexit Committee in Dublin

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Duquesne University law students had a private meeting with Ireland’s Senator Frances Black this week in Dublin and discussed her participation in the country’s Brexit Committee, her work representing the 25th Seanad Éireann, and other issues. The students then watched the Brexit Committee deliberate and toured the Dáil Éireann, the second house of the Oireachtas, the national parliament.

A group of Duquesne law students are in Dublin as part of a three-week summer study of law in Ireland and Northern Ireland, with classes meeting in Trinity College, Dublin and Queen’s University, Belfast. Maryann Herman, Duquesne Law’s director of academic excellence and assistant professor of clinical legal skills, has been leading the program. The American Bar Association-approved program began on May 20 and ends on June 9. At its conclusion, students will have earned four and a half hours of ABA credit. Several of the students will then move on to optional externship placements. 

Duquesne Law is also sponsoring law classes in China this summer. The China program, led by law professor Steven Baicker-McKee, features three weeks of study and travel in Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. At its conclusion on June 15, the law students will have earned five hours of ABA-approved credit. 

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Faculty Referenced In Article

Steven Baicker-McKee, J.D.Associate Dean of Teaching Excellence and Strategic Initiatives and Associate Professor of Law
Photo of Maryann Herman, J.D. Maryann Herman, J.D.Director of Academic Excellence and Assistant Professor of Legal Skills