Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

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The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism invites submissions of unpublished papers under the theme "Towards equality and justice for LGBTI people".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

On 14 July 2021, Professor Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., F.R.S.C., BCL'94, LLB'94, was appointed chair of Canada’s new Employment Equity Act Review Task Force by Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi.

Classified as: LLDRL
Published on: 14 Jul 2021

Deadline: 15 June 2021.

75 years after Nuremberg, what happened to “maxi-trials” that saw dozens of criminals — Nazis, or Japanese nationals before the International Military Tribunal for the Far East — prosecuted and judged together? Despite their shortcomings or even failures, their historical legacy persists. Given the chronic crisis faced by international criminal justice, would collective trials be possible and desirable today?

Published on: 2 Jun 2021

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Sébastien Jodoin and Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry are promoted to the rank of associate professor, with tenure, effective 1 June 2021.

Published on: 26 May 2021

The Faculty of Law is thrilled to welcome back Kimberly Lee-Louis, BCL/LLB’13, as the inaugural assistant dean (inclusion - Black and Indigenous flourishing).

Published on: 14 May 2021

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that it will welcome four new members in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Joshua Nichols will join the Faculty on 1 August 2021 as an assistant professor. Sarah Riley Case will begin a one-year term as a Boulton Junior Fellow on 1 August 2021, before taking up the role of assistant professor effective 1 August 2022. Priya Gupta will begin as an associate professor on 1 August 2021, following a year-long term as a Senior Wainwright Fellow.

Published on: 23 Apr 2021

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Frédéric Mégret and Professor Nandini Ramanujam will begin a term as co-directors of the Faculty’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) on 1 February 2021. Their term will last until 30 June 2024.

Classified as: ROLED
Published on: 13 Jan 2021


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