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Fulbright-Notre Dame Law School International Human Rights Law LL.M. Student Award


  • International human rights law
  • Student
  • Ireland to U.S.
  • LL.M. program
  • For Irish/E.U. Citizen


The Fulbright Commission and Notre Dame Law School are offering an opportunity for an Irish student to travel to the U.S. to study for a LL.M. in International Human Rights Law. With over 500 graduates defending human rights around the world, the program marries a distinctive theoretical and philosophical foundation with Notre Dame’s mission to support religious pluralism in human rights organizations around the world, the consideration of human rights questions in a manner associated with faith and the Catholic mission, and fosters consideration of the defence of civil and human rights in the U.S.


  • Must be an Irish Citizen, or an E.U. citizen who has lived in the Republic of Ireland for 3+ years
  • Must be a prospective postgraduate student with a minimum 2.1 undergraduate law degree and a clear course of study
  • Leadership qualities and potential are essential, as well as a clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter
  • Must not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S.
  • Must not already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S.


If you meet the above criteria, you can then register your interest to be notified when the awards are open, typically awards open on August 31st.

Once the awards are open, we can then send you a link to the online application system and the Irish application guidelines.


A full tuition waiver from Notre Dame Law School. You must be able to complete the entire length of the LL.M. program.

Monetary grant, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration from the Fulbright Program


All successful applicants must comply with the two-year home rule, which means that awardees will not be eligible for U.S. residency or a visa until the two-year home rule in Ireland is complete.