The O’Brien Fellowships were established in 2005 through a very generous gift from David O’Brien (BCL’65), for outstanding graduate students studying in the area of human rights and legal pluralism in the Faculty of Law. These renewable entrance fellowships are awarded annually by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies upon recommendation of the Faculty of Law. Fellows become members of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
Application deadline: December 15
- Candidates must be registered in the LLM or DCL program in the Faculty of Law of McGill University in the academic year.
- Only candidates with an outstanding academic record will be considered.
- There is no restriction based on citizenship or age.
- Academic excellence.
- Originality of the proposed research in the field of human rights and legal pluralism.
- Availability of supervision in the Faculty of Law.
- Diversity of candidates and topics.
Applicants must submit an O’Brien Fellowship application by email ( email@example.com ) to the Graduate Studies Office of the Faculty of Law by the deadline for application for admission to the LLM or DCL program.
Download and fill out the application form: O’Brien Fellowship Application Form
See the 2019 call for applications [.pdf] (file contains English, French, and Spanish language calls).
Value and tenure
Value: Maximum of $25,000 per annum; tenable for 1 year for LLM students; renewable twice for DCL students (if eligibility is maintained).
Renewal: Renewal for doctoral students is subject to both maintaining good standing in the program and providing a satisfactory tracking report.