Academic Programs

Sean O'Briend and CCHR Students

The Center for Civil and Human Rights sponsors two advanced degree programs through Notre Dame Law School: The LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law, and the J.S.D. Program in International Human Rights Law.

LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law

Geared toward lawyers from outside the United States, this program provides specialized study and research in international human rights law. Students in this program analyze human rights issues with members of the faculty who are specialists in the field, while also drawing upon the resources of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and Department of Political Science. These collaborations allow our students to study both the legal processes that pertain to the pursuit of human rights as well as the social, economic, and political contexts in which human rights are violated, protected or promoted.

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J.S.D. Program in International Human Rights Law

The J.S.D. program is designed for those who intend to teach and pursue research at the university level. Applicants admitted to the J.S.D. program have demonstrated potential for writing a dissertation of publishable quality—one that will make a significant scholarly contribution to the field.

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