The Institute for Global Law and Policy accommodates a small number of Visiting Researchers and Visiting Scholars each academic year, funded by outside resources. Visiting Researchers and Scholars apply to do research at the Law School for three months to one year. In making selections, the Committee at the Institute considers the applicant’s background, field of interest, scholarly achievements, availability of Harvard Law School faculty for consultation in the proposed research area, and English language proficiency. Applicants should have completed their basic legal studies with high academic standing.
Applicants at a relatively senior stage of their professional career may be designated Visiting Scholars. This designation is made on the basis of the nature of the applicant’s proposal, the expected duration of their research and prior academic experience. Visiting Scholar applicants are also required to be affiliated with a university, research institute or governmental program in their home country.