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Center for International Legal Studies

Visiting Professorships

Visiting Professorships for Senior Lawyers

The CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES, in cooperation with law faculties in Eastern Europe, the former republics of the Soviet Union, and select universities in Asia and Africa will offer short-term appointments to senior lawyers from (mainly) Common Law countries. These assignments are mostly during spring and autumn, but the occasional summer or winter assignment exists as well.

Since 2006, almost 2000 teaching assignments have been made for 600 senior lawyers who have enrolled in the program. Many of whom have submitted reports on their To experiences here.

Use the interactive map to locate universities and institutions that have agreed to host Visiting Professors.

A "senior lawyer" has at least 15 years of significant practice experience in the area in which he or she proposes to lecture.

The term of teaching may be from two to six weeks and the length of appointment and dates of teaching are subject to negotiation between the appointee and the host university.

The subject areas are not limited. The purpose of the seminars will be to introduce particular areas of Common Law legal systems to the law students and junior faculty of the host university.


You can start a new application process at SLVP Application. Interviews with new applicants will be conducted by Professor Dennis Campbell via video conference.

If you are a returning visiting professor, you can complete our Senior Lawyer Alumni Application. and review the open assignment possibilities on the infomration that has been emailed to you previously.

These faculty appointments are not remunerated, and the appointee is responsible for his or her travel. The host university might assist with lodging. An online orientation is mandatory prior to assumption of the appointment.