The DePaul University/University College Dublin ("UCD") Cooperative
Program was established in 1991. The programs consists of an annual
exchange of students and faculty from each law school. Each year, UCD
sends seven third-year law students to DePaul College of Law for the
entire academic year (August - May), and DePaul College of Law sends
seven second-year law students to UCD for the spring semester. In
addition, DePaul College of Law and UCD exchange faculty each year for
approximately two weeks per academic year. The cooperative program
received full American Bar Association approval in June 1993.
College Dublin is the largest and most prestigious university in
Ireland and one of the major European universities. The faculty of law
at UCD is the largest in Ireland with more than 40 full-time members and
900 students. All of the major "actors" on the legal scene in Ireland
-- from justices of the Supreme Court down -- are graduates of UCD.
The cooperative program is an important part of the educational
program at DePaul College of Law. It enables DePaul law students to
study law (particularly European Community Law) in a major European
university. This experience enriches the law student with courses and
perspectives that they would not otherwise acquire in the United States
and enables them to interact with faculty and students who come not only
from Ireland but from throughout Europe.