Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Call for Applications: O’Brien Fellowships

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at the McGill University Faculty of Law has issued a call for applications for the O'Brien Fellowships. Here's the call:

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 here.

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 March 1st, 2010. For further information about admission to the graduate law program, see the description here.

For further information about the O’Brien Fellowship, please see this site.