Visiting Professorships for Senior Lawyers

Through its Senior Lawyers’ Program, the CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES places experienced Common Law practitioners in visiting professorships at institutions in East Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union. More than 300 senior lawyers have taken up over 500 appointments in the first seven years of the program. The CENTER, 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. 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, but there is special interest in corporate and business law, intellectual property, litigation, arbitration, and criminal procedure. 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. These faculty appointments are not remunerated, and the appointee is responsible for his or her travel. The host university will assist with lodging. A one-week orientation seminar in Salzburg, Austria, is mandatory prior to assumption of the appointment. Interviews will be conducted in April, May, and June each year via video conference (skype).
Orientation Programs
Salzburg, Austria  Sunday, 8 March 2015 - Friday, 13 March 2015 
Salzburg, Austria  Sunday, 6 March 2016 - Friday, 11 March 2016 
Past Orientation Programs
Salzburg, Austria  January 2006 
Salzburg, Austria  March 2007 
Salzburg, Austria  October 2007 
Salzburg, Austria  February 2008 
Salzburg, Austria  October 2008 
Salzburg, Austria  March 2009 
Salzburg, Austria  March 2010 
Salzburg, Austria  March 2011 
Salzburg, Austria  March 2012 
Salzburg, Austria  March 2013 
Salzburg, Austria  March 2014 

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, search here.

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Monday, 15 September 2014  John Erlick  takes up CILS teaching appointment in Vladivostok 
Tuesday, 16 September 2014  Jamie Jacobs-May  takes up CILS teaching appointment in Tartu 
Saturday, 20 September 2014  Lucinda Storm  takes up CILS teaching appointment in St. Petersburg 
Seminar News
Friday, 12 September 2014 23rd Investment Treaty Forum Public Meeting in London, England commences.
Sunday, 25 January 2015 The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Kitzbühel, Austria commences.
Sunday, 8 March 2015 Senior Lawyers' Orientation Program 2015 in Salzburg, Austria commences.
Publishing News
Tuesday, 8 July 2014 International Execution against Judgment Debtors Release 44 delivered for publication.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 International Business Transactions: Standard Forms and Documents Release 63 delivered for publication.
Friday, 1 August 2014 Law of the European Union Release 18 delivered for publication.