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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 and the former republics of the Soviet Union, will offer short-term appointments to as many as 60 senior lawyers from Common Law countries during spring and autumn each year. More than 500 senior lawyers have taken up over 1500 appointments in the first nine years of the program.

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. If you are a returning visiting professor, you can complete our Senior Lawyer Alumni Application. Interviews with new applicants will be conducted by Professor Dennis Campbell via zoom video conference.

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

Locations for Visiting Professorships

Use the interactive map to locate universities and institutions that have agreed to host Visiting Professors. To learn more about the institution, click here.