Maynooth student wins work placement with death row charity
A law student at Maynooth University has won a work experience placement with a charity providing representation for those facing the death penalty in the United States.
Gemma Hayes (pictured) won first prize in the ELSA Amicus Essay Prize 2016, which was organised by ELSA Ireland and ELSA UK in collaboration with death row charity Amicus.
She was asked, along with other applicants, to write an essay on the topic: ‘To what extent, if any, does the fact there is no general prohibition on the death penalty in international law explain the continued retention of the death penalty in some countries?’
As well as the work experience placement in Amicus’s London office, her essay will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Student Comparative and European Law Review (SCELR).