Visiting IP Scholars
How to Apply
The Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School (CLS) annually welcomes between two and four International Visiting Intellectual Property (IP) Scholars to promote international exchange concerning current and emerging issues in intellectual property and related fields of law.
Scholars spend the first 6-8 weeks of the academic term for which they are chosen in residence at Columbia Law School. They have the opportunity to undertake research on U.S. intellectual property law, attend classes and workshops at CLS, and discuss current issues and their research with Columbia faculty and students. The scholars' ability to share their legal knowledge as a point of comparison with U.S. law serves to enhance the CLS faculty's and students' understanding of relevant laws in other countries, and provides fresh perspectives and a rich range of approaches on research topics.
Visiting IP scholars should be doctoral students or junior professors in their home countries, or more senior faculty members whose specific research interests would be furthered by a short stay at Columbia.
Visiting IP scholars receive a modest stipend and a grant to defray the cost of travel expenses and rent while in New York.
To apply, please download and complete the application form and send it, along with a cover letter, c.v., a short statement describing the research or other activities you would undertake during the fellowship and what you can contribute to the Columbia community (for example through guest lectures or participation in workshops), and two letters of recommendation (preferably sent separately by the author or in sealed envelopes) to:
June M. Besek
Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street, Box A-17
New York, NY 10027
The application period for the Spring term 2011and Fall 2011 are now closed. We are now accepting applications for Spring 2012 until July 1, 2011.