Deadline: January 15, 2024, 5:00 PM ET

McGill’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is currently accepting applications for:

  • a 12-month clerkship at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA);
  • a 10-month clerkship at the International Court of Justice (ICJ);
  • a 4-month clerkship at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR).

The clerkships are due to start in September 2024.

Published on: 3 Nov 2023

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHLPR) invites the submission of original or unpublished papers relating to the theme “Solidarity and Strength: Responses to New Challenges in LGBTI Activism and Advocacy” for the 2024 Martine Roy Student Colloquium.

Published on: 1 Nov 2023

This is an open call for blog posts. The CHRLP invites as wide a diversity of voices as possible to submit posts on critical questions touching on the above theme. We also welcome submissions about human rights and (or) legal pluralism more broadly.

Published on: 12 Oct 2023

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the appointment of three professors to endowed research chairs.  

Professor Helge Dedek was named to the Wainwright Chair in Civil Law, held most recently by former dean Daniel Jutras, OC, Ad E.  

Professor Frédéric Mégret was named to the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, of which the inaugural chairholder was François Crépeau, OC, OQ, FRSC, Ad E.  

Published on: 28 Sep 2023

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that, on 25 November, Professor Frédéric Mégret received an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen at a ceremony followed by a reception with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II as special guest. Professor Mégret had delivered his lecture associated with the award, entitled “Roaming Rights and Global Mobility,” at the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen the day prior.  

Published on: 29 Nov 2022

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) invites McGill students, recent McGill graduates, and law students from other faculties to submit short abstracts of essays or works in progress for presentation at a student colloquium on March 24, 2023 from 16:30-18:30 ET.

Published on: 14 Nov 2022

The vision and generosity of the Steinberg Foundation is at the heart of this exciting Fellowship opportunity.

The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism of the Faculty of Law at McGill University is delighted to offer one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Deadline: October 31st, 2022 at 11:59pm (EST).

Classified as: Research
Published on: 14 Sep 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Marie Manikis has received the 2022 Canadian Association of Law Teachers Scholarly Paper Award. Her paper “Recognising State Blame in Sentencing: A Communicative and Relational Framework” (Cambridge Law Journal, forthcoming) won the annual competition. Aimed at recognizing the work of scholars in the first seven years of their academic appointment, this prize is awarded to the author of a paper that contributes substantially to legal literature. 

Published on: 2 Sep 2022

The O’Brien Graduate Fellowships were 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. 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.

Published on: 16 Aug 2022

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism invites submissions of unpublished papers under the theme "Towards equality and justice for LGBTI people". We encourage a diversity of topics and perspectives.

Published on: 30 Nov 2021

McGill’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is currently accepting applications for a minimum 3-month clerkship at the Supreme Court of Israel in 2022-2023.

Clerks are assigned to assist one judge with tasks such as drafting legal and administrative documents, preparing case files, and researching legal issues.


General requirements

Current McGill BCL/LLB, LLM or DCL students graduating in June 2022, and recent McGill graduates from Fall 2019 onward may apply for these positions.

Published on: 25 Oct 2021

Deadline: 26 January 2022, 17:00, Montreal time.

McGill’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is currently accepting applications for:

Published on: 22 Oct 2021

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce it has once again ranked among the world’s top universities at which to study law by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The 2022 ranking by subject placed McGill Law 17th worldwide.

Published on: 14 Oct 2021

We invite prospective graduate students interested in human rights or legal pluralism to apply for an O'Brien Fellowship. This Fellowship Program is an entrance scholarship. Applicants for this scholarship must also simultaneously submit an application for admission to one of our graduate programs by the stipulated deadline. Students who are currently enrolled in the LLM or DCL program at McGill are not eligible.

Published on: 17 Sep 2021

Inspired by the fabled meeting place in ancient Rome, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) Forum is founded on the principles of inclusive citizenship and deliberative democracy. The Forum aspires to create a space for learning from the past, deliberating about the present, and building a common future together.

The CHRLP Forum aims to bring rich and plural insights on the concept of solidarity through engagement with diverse theories of change and ideas of justice.

Published on: 8 Sep 2021


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