O'Brien Graduate Fellowships

This page is about the O’Brien Graduate Fellowships for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, destined to students pursuing a master's or doctoral degree.

If you are interested in the Residence program for established scholars, see the O’Brien Fellows in Residence Program.

David O'Brien

O’Brien Graduate Fellowships for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

The O’Brien Graduate 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.

This entrance fellowship is awarded annually by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office upon recommendation of the Faculty of Law. Fellows become members of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. 

See the O'Brien Graduate Fellowship call for applications - September 2023 entrance (English, français, español).

Application deadline: December 20, each year.


Maximum $35,000 per annum, renewable twice for DCL students (if eligibility is maintained); up to $25,000, tenable for 1 year for LLM students.

To find out more

To find out more about the conditions of eligibility, selection criteria, and application procedure, and to download the application forms, see McGill Graduate Law Admissions: Graduate funding and entrance scholarships.

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