Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien

Program Director, Human Rights LL.M.
Term Assistant Teaching Professor

Office: 2161 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-8544
Fax: 574-631-8702
Email: Sean.B.O'
Staff Assistant: Emily Saavedra

Sean O'Brien joined Notre Dame Law School in 2005, bringing with him his experience in international and domestic human rights work. O'Brien holds three degrees from the University of Notre Dame, most recently graduating summa cum laude from the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law in 2002. His experience includes work with the Belfast law firm of Madden & Finucane before the Bloody Sunday Inquiry in Derry, Northern Ireland, and litigation with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) in the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights.

Immediately prior to his return to Notre Dame, he served as Chief Counsel for Immigration and Human Rights at the Center for Multicultural Human Services (CMHS) in Falls Church, Virginia, directing a legal services program for survivors of torture and war trauma.

Courses Taught

LAW70413, Intro to International Human Rights Research & Writing

LAW70415, Human Rights Practice

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Rights Law