Jess Furney - International Human Rights Law
"I am currently studying a LLM in International Human Rights Law . I chose NUIG for its stellar reputation and world-renowned Irish Centre for Human Rights. Additionally, I chose international human rights law because I wanted to educate myself further in current issues affecting people across the world and acquire a more global perspective. Also known as the cultural heart of Ireland, Galway has been an incredible experience, full of amazing people, professors, and mini adventures. It made sense to pick a place that encourages educational and personal growth. My first day at University was a bit chaotic, but wonderfully laid out in that our lecturers gave introductory talks on our area of study and introduced all of the module options. My highlights of studying at NUI Galway so far is when I was selected to participate in the Sakharov Prize seminar program and sit in on the award ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, along with 23 other students from universities across Ireland, and also making around 100 new friends during my involvement with local clubs and in the program. The Irish is culture is inclusive, easy-going, diverse and Galway city is Vibrant, friendly, bustling."
— Jess Furney, from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, studying LLM in International Human Rights Law