2018 O'Brien Graduate Fellowships
Call For Applications

The O'Brien Graduate Fellowship was established in 2005 through a 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. McGill's graduate programs in law are the most extensive in Canada. Courses draw upon the civilian and common law traditions, but also include diverse legal traditions, legal theory, international law, environmental law, health law, human rights law, comparative private and public law, and air and space law.

FELLOWSHIP DETAILS: O'Brien Fellows become members of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, a focal point for innovative legal and interdisciplinary research, dialogue, and outreach on human rights and legal pluralism. The Fellowships are valued at a maximum of $25,000 per annum, tenable for 1 year for LL.M. students; renewable twice for D.C.L. students (if eligibility is maintained).

QUALIFICATIONS: 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 December 15, 2017. For further information and application instructions please visit: O'Brien Fellowships for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: This Fellowship Program is an entrance scholarship. As such, students who are currently enrolled in the LL.M. or D.C.L. program at McGill are not eligible to apply. Applicants for this scholarship must also simultaneously submit an application for admission to one of our graduate programs by the stipulated deadline. For further information about admission to the graduate programs in law, please visit our website at:

Posted: 22 Sep 2017