Attention law students – Fellowship 2018 now open!

5 December 2017

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FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2018 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on critical social justice issues and developing skills in public interest law practice.

Run in conjunction with the University of Washington, the recipient will spend 10 weeks with a public interest law justice centre at the forefront of human rights and social change in Seattle, Washington, gaining hands-on experience of targeted public interest litigation, policy development and campaigns.

The Fellowship is open to all current law students, including students that have studied law as part of their undergraduate degree, postgraduates in law, and students of the King's Inns or Law Society professional practice courses.

To apply, please submit a short essay (no more than 750 words) in answer to the following:

Do you agree with the decision of the Supreme Court in N.V.H -v-Minister for Justice & Equality and ors [2017] IESC 35?

Send your essay, along with a cover letter and CV to by Friday 12th of January 2018.

If you have any questions, please email

For more information, please download the information sheet.