LL.M. Degree Program in International Human Rights

Project Lead: Center for Civil & Human Rights Notre Dame Collaborators: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, The Law School

The LL.M. program in International Human Rights Law is designed to afford lawyers, primarily from outside the United States, an opportunity to engage in specialized study and research in international human rights law. Students in this LL.M. program undertake an intensive analysis of human rights issues with members of the faculty who are specialists in the field of international human rights law. The LL.M. program in International Human Rights Law is based in the Law School and also draws upon the resources of the University’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Department of Political Science, and other academic units of the University. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to study not only the legal processes and institutions pertaining to human rights, but also the social, economic, and political contexts in which human rights are promoted, protected, or violated. Since 1988, more than 350 lawyers from over 90 countries have graduated from our LL.M. Program in International Human Rights. Our graduates’ commitment to human rights – as well as the rigor and richness of their academic life at the CCHR – has established our LL.M. Program as among the most prominent in the world.