Notre Dame Law School | July 7, 2020
“Making a Notre Dame education accessible to human rights lawyers from around the world has been the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Sean O’Brien '95, '01 J.D., '02 LL.M., the longtime director of Notre Dame Law School’s LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law and former assistant director of Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights. He completes his formal service to the program on June 30, 2020.
During his nearly 15 years with the Law School, O’Brien recruited, admitted, and taught some of the world’s most courageous human rights lawyers, welcoming them to Notre Dame for a year-long advanced degree in human rights law.
“When I returned to my alma mater, I made a promise to Fr. Ted Hesburgh that I would grow and advance this program he founded that was very close to his heart,” O’Brien said.
Juan Mendez, renowned human rights lawyer and former Notre Dame law professor, is witness to O’Brien’s passionate advocacy for the program.
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