Visiting Scholars

The Visiting Scholar Program at Emory Law School seeks to facilitate the comparative study of legal systems and institutions, encourage the exchange of legal scholarship and experiences, and promote the rule of law and democratic values on a global scale.

Emory Law hosts scholars from around the world, engaging legal scholars, law school teachers, professionals, and practitioners for residencies ranging from three months to one year. 

Each visiting scholar works with a faculty host from among the regular faculty at the Law School, who coordinates activities and services including:

  • The opportunity to audit classes (on a non-credit basis), with approval of the faculty instructor
  • The possibility of presenting work-in-progress to Law School faculty
  • Access to faculty colloquia and academic presentations
  • Access to Emory libraries and book-borrowing privileges
  • Access to Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw research databases
  • Emory University e-mail address


A fee of $2,650 per semester covers administrative costs and services provided by Emory University School of Law. Payment must be made in full (whether for a visit of one semester or two) upon notification of acceptance, to begin the visa and other necessary procedures.

How to Apply

How to Apply to the Visiting Scholars Program

1.  Complete the Visiting Scholar Application Form

2.  Provide the required documents (in English) with the application form:

  • Cover letter (explaining interest in the Emory Law Visiting Scholar program)
  • CV/Resume
  • One-page description of your proposed research project
  • Two letters of Recommendation

3.  Complete a Skype interview with the program's coordinator.


  • March 1 for September start (Fall semester)
  • August 1 for January start (Spring semester)

Applications will be reviewed by the Director of CICL in consultation with the Emory Law faculty. Applicants will be notified of the decision on their application no later than two months from the date of submission of a complete application.


Before you join us, complete the following requirements.

  • Full financial support, including family (if accompanying you).  Emory recommends $2,000/month to cover expenses for a single person.