Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
Centre sur les droits de la personne et le pluralisme juridique
3661 Peel Street Phone/ Téléphone : (514) 398-3577
Montreal, Quebec Fax / Télécopieur : (514) 398-8197
Canada H3A 1X1 Email : human.rights@ mcgill.ca
O’Brien Fellowships – Call for Applications
The O’Brien Fellowship was established in 2005 through a very generous gift from David O’Brien for outstanding Masters or Doctoral students studying in the area of human rights and legal pluralism in the Faculty of Law, McGill University. The O’Brien Fellows become members of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, an interdisciplinary research group dedicated to studying legal and cultural issues related to human rights. The Fellows will find a stimulating and supportive environment in the McGill Faculty of Law, whose scholars possess a unique perspective on multiple legal traditions, and whose students learn a rich mix of common, civil and international law, in both French and English.
The O’Brien Fellowships are awarded annually, upon recommendation by the Faculty of Law to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office. They are valued at $25,000 per annum, renewable once for Masters (LL.M.) students and twice for Doctoral (D.C.L.) students (subject to maintaining good standing and providing a satisfactory progress report.) O’Brien Fellows also benefit from a differential fee waiver, meaning that they pay fees at the level of Quebec residents, and one travel grant per year to
present their research results at an academic conference.
Successful applicants will have an outstanding academic record and a strong research proposal in the field of human rights and legal pluralism.
The deadline for O’Brien Fellowship applications is January 15th, 2010.
Application forms are available on the web in PDF fillable format at
Supporting documents should be sent to:
Graduate Studies Office – Faculty of Law
3644 Peel St room 406
Canada H3A 1W9
Applicants who are not currently enrolled in the LL.M. or D.C.L. program at McGill must also file an application for admission to one of these programs by January 15th, 2010. For further information about admission to the graduate law program, see
For further information about the O’Brien Fellowship, please see:
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