Two Maynooth University law students have been awarded six-month internships, and a third has won a legal writing prize.
The trio were participants in the funds-law course, running since 2013, delivered by Matheson LLP as part of Maynooth University's LLM programme.
Cathal Moloney from Thurles, Co Tipperary, and Dylan Vaughan from Delvin, Co Westmeath, will work six-month internships in Matheson, while Jade Van Standen from Cavan received the highest grade for her course’s written assignment.
Chair Tara Doyle said that international financial services was a vibrant sector of the economy, and the internships offered accelerated access to this field.
LLM students also attend lectures in the firm’s offices as part of the first specialised funds-law course to be taught at an Irish university.
The Irish funds industry directly employs over 17,000 people in Ireland across 10 different counties.