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Visiting Scholars

Pace Law School welcomes visiting scholars from around the world.

Visiting scholars are selected from a group of applicants including prestigious law professors, researchers, legislators, judges, civil servants and others. During their visit, which may be anywhere from a few weeks to one year, they conduct specialized legal research as a member of the academic community at Pace Law School. In recent years, we have welcomed visiting scholars from Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Denmark, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Kuwait, Lithuania, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam.

All visiting scholars are supervised by a Pace faculty member, who offers them support, feedback and overall guidance in their research. Subject to the terms of the Visiting Scholars Policy, they are given access to the Pace Law Library, as well as university internet access and e-mail. The Pace University Office of International Students and Scholars supports visiting scholars in their applications for the appropriate visas from the US immigration authorities. Pace also encourages visiting scholars to submit their work for publication in one of our student-edited Law Reviews.

Visiting Scholar Fees

Visiting scholars arriving at Pace after July 1, 2014 will be charged a fee of USD 1,500 per semester. This fee is payable in advance of each semester, with the first payment due before the visiting scholar arrives at Pace Law School.

Fees may be reduced or waived in case of economic hardship or for other good cause. Fee reductions or waivers may be requested by letter stating the grounds for such request, addressed to the Office of International Affairs and Graduate Programs.

Application Procedure

Persons interested in applying for an appointment as a visiting scholar at Pace Law School must submit the following documents to the Office of International Affairs and Graduate Programs.

  • On-Line Application Form
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of Passport (identification and signature pages)
  • Research Proposal (approximately 1 page)
  • Score report from TOEFL, IELTS, ILEC or other English exam, if any

There is no deadline to apply, though candidates are asked to apply at least six (6) months before the intended starting date of their visit.

Candidates who are already in contact with a Pace faculty member are asked to indicate the faculty member’s name on the On-Line Application Form.