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International Visiting Scholars & Researchers

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Visiting Scholar and Visiting Researcher Program is intended to accommodate legal professionals who wish to spend a limited period of time at the Law School pursuing research on a particular topic.


Interview with former Law School Visiting Scholar Angus Corbett.

We believe that the intellectual lives of Law School faculty and students are enriched by the academic and regional diversity of our visitors, and we invite applications from both domestic and international scholars and practitioners.

This program is designed to accommodate international visitors with a broad range of legal experience and qualifications. Visiting Scholars are generally those with a faculty appointment at their home institution or equivalent professional status (e.g., experienced jurists, government officials, and senior practitioners). Visiting Researchers are typically doctoral degree candidates, younger professionals and others who are at the beginning of a promising legal career.

The integration of visitors into the Law School community is a central goal of this program.  As a result, Visiting Scholars and Researchers may be invited to attend faculty events, ad hoc workshops, legal studies conferences, and colloquia hosted by groups such as the Institute for Law and Economics.

Visiting Scholars are expected to present their research at monthly workshops. Visiting Researchers may also request to present their research.

How the Program Works

Information on the application process, program logistics, fees, and immigration details.

Read about Current and Former Scholars

Learn more about the backgrounds and research projects of recent Visiting Scholars and Researchers at the Law School.