Center for Civil and Human Rights
Notre Dame's Center for Civil and Human Rights was founded in 1973 by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. on the conviction that every human being is created in the image of God and therefore has a dignity that merits respect and protection. The Center has built an international reputation for educating human rights lawyers through its LL.M. program, having trained over 300 human rights lawyers from over 80 countries. Now the Center aspires to become a leading site of research on human rights. Reflecting Notre Dame’s Catholic mission, this research will engage the world of human rights activism, policy, and scholarship.
There are several priorities for advancing the Center's misison, including endowed professorships, funding for visiting fellows, and graduate fellowships.