Visiting Scholars Program

Each year visiting scholars and researchers from around the world join the BU Law community to conduct research under the guidance of or in collaboration with members of the BU Law faculty. Most visiting scholars and researchers are junior or senior members of law faculties in countries outside the U.S.; some are involved in government service or doctoral or post-doctoral studies. Visiting scholars benefit from an accommodating place to pursue their work and from an ability to exchange ideas with our faculty, other visiting scholars, and the significant number of lawyers and jurists from around the world who are enrolled in graduate legal studies at BU Law.

Visiting scholars enjoy full access to the BU Law Library to pursue their research agendas, and are assigned their own library carrels. Space permitting, visiting scholars are invited to observe classes and attend faculty workshops and other academic events. They also use the computers located in the BU Law Library and in the School’s several computer labs. Visits range from a few weeks to a full year and may start at any time.

Suspension of Visiting Scholars Program During Construction Period
Boston University expects to commence construction of a major addition to the BU Law building in May of 2013. Because the construction activity will require the closure of some of the space in the current building, space for law school operations will be severely constrained. Study carrel space for Visiting Scholars and Researchers will not be available after May, 2013, and the Visiting Scholars Program will effectively be suspended as of that date until the construction is completed. Scholars who will be in residence at BU after May 1, 2013 will be able to use the Pappas Library on a daily basis but will not have a secure space there in which to safely leave books and papers.

 

Contact Us:

All inquiries, applications and supporting materials may be addressed to:
Visiting Scholars Committee
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
E-mail: cglik@bu.edu