Visiting Scholars Program

Columbia Law School’s Visiting Scholars Program has hosted thousands of exceptional international scholars, professors, judges, practitioners, government officials, and civil society leaders.

Visiting scholars range from senior faculty at the world’s leading research institutions to doctoral students beginning their scholarly careers. Their research and scholarship touch on a multitude of legal disciplines, including comparative and international criminal law, human rights, legal philosophy, commercial and corporate law, constitutional law, and international private and public law.

All visiting scholars participate in the weekly Visiting Scholar Forum series, where they present their work in progress to peers from around the world.

With permission from the instructor, visiting scholars can audit up to two Columbia classes each semester. They have access to Columbia Law School’s Arthur W. Diamond Law Library and many of its digital databases and free printing facilities, as well as a dedicated off-site, 24-hour workspace equipped with wireless access and other amenities.

Note: The term Visiting Scholar is a courtesy designation that does not signify a formal association or academic appointment with the University. Individuals named to these titles may not claim a university affiliation for the purpose of applying for grants or contracts and should not represent themselves in their publications, or otherwise, as having a university affiliation.

Applications

The program holds three intake periods per year, each with rolling admission:

  • Fall Intake (April 1 application deadline)
  • Spring Intake (September 1 application deadline) 
  • Summer (March 1 application deadline)

All prospective Visiting Scholars, regardless of country of residence or any existing affiliation, must submit an application form and the supporting materials. The online application for each of these three cycles will be made available at least two months prior to the deadline for each cycle.

The supporting materials (preferable in PDF format) are:

  • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • One-page research proposal
  • List of Publications
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

The Office of International Programs will generally not review applications, regardless of when submitted, until shortly after the deadline associated with each respective intake period. A response will take approximately eight weeks. Under extraordinary circumstances, such as to meet the deadline of a prospective funding source, you may submit a form to request early and/or expedited consideration.

2019–2020 Visiting Scholars

Waleed Noman Alhariri

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: U.S.A.

Area of Research: Yemeni women’s rights in Yemen peace processes

 

Clara Mota Pimenta Alves

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Brazil

Area of Research: A developmental approach on economic analysis of litigation

 

Abdullah Arslan

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Turkey

Area of Research: Insider trading under Turkish capital market law

 

Leander Johann Beinlich

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Germany

Area of Research: Tertiary rights in international law; an individual rights perspective on the enforcement of international law within domestic legal systems

 

Jane Bolander

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Denmark

Area of Research: The legal fight against tax evasion/abuse

 

Thomas Alan Kieran Brooks

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: U.S.A./U.K.

Area of Research: The unified theory of punishment

 

Juan Francisco Carrio

Email: 

Country of Origin: Argentina

Area of Research: Criminal adjudication in the United States. Proposals to improve Argentina’s criminal adjudication system and practices.

 

Ah Young Cho

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Republic Of Korea

Area of Research: Rethinking impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity (fisheries and aquaculture)

 

Hyeok Choi

Email: 

Country of Origin: Republic Of Korea

Area of Research: Management system of/regulation and restriction imposed on weapon brokers of the United States

 

Jiyun Choi

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Republic Of Korea

Area of Research: Study on enforcement of Korean court decisions in the U.S.

 

Barbara Ciaramella

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Italy

Area of Research: Arbitration, fundamental rights, and international business practice

 

Guilherme Correa De Araujo

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Brazil

Area of Research: Pretrial decisions: intuition and science to assess offender's risk

 

Rebecca Dibennardo

Email: 

Country of Origin: U.S.A.

Area of Research: Policing sex: vice laws and sexual regulation in the 20th century (working title)

 

Thomas Dollmaier

Email: 

Country of Origin: Germany

Area of Research: The political economy of rulemaking at multilateral development banks

 

Jingbo Dong

Email: 

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Legal protection of user's data interests in the era of big data

 

Fabio Gomes Dos Santos

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Brazil

Area of Research: Public funding for innovation as an administrative acitivity

 

George Dvaladze

Email: 

Country of Origin: Georgia

Area of Research: Equality and non-discrimination: interplay between international humanitarian law and human rights

 

Franz Christian Ebert

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Germany

Area of Research: Labour governance by international economic institutions

 

Ulick Egan

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Ireland

Area of Research: The evolution of international criminal investigations and the role of technology

 

Huayao Fan

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Study on the categorization of the civil litigation filing procedure

 

Wang Ling Fang

Email: 

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Environment of doing business and bankruptcy law

 

Victor Oliveira Fernandes

Email: 

Country of Origin: Brazil

Area of Research: Big-tech firms monopolization practices and competition law in developing countries: how antitrust can foster innovation in digital markets

 

Yahya Berkol Gülgeç

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Republic Of Turkey

Area of Research: Reconciliation of reason-based theories of normativity with legal positivism

 

Andre Ribeiro Giamberardino

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Brazil

Area of Research: War and state punishment: common theoretical foundations and political practices of resistance

 

Eldar Adigezal Gojayev

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: The Republic Of Azerbaijan

Area of Research: The legal ways of fighting monopolism: the situation in Azerbaijan and advanced (U.S.A. and EU) practices

 

Tal Havkin

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Israel

Area of Research: Civil procedure, torts, corporations

 

Amr Mourad Hedar

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Egypt

Area of Research: Draft model regional agreement for the promotion and protection of investment

 

Seong Kyu Heo

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Republic Of Korea

Area of Research: How us law enforcement agencies carry out narcotic investigations and the efforts made to eradicate narcotic crimes?

 

Yunbo Huang

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: On the negative collateral effects of conviction under the background of crime stratification

 

Jungah Kim

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Republic of Korea

Area of Research: Politics of representing gendered violence in postcolonial east Asian diaspora

 

Anne Katharina Friederike Kling

Email: 

Country of Origin: Germany

Area of Research: Cities and municipalities as actors in climate change litigation

 

Patryk Bogdan Kulig

Email: 

Country of Origin: Poland

Area of Research: Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)

 

Teo Kvirikashvili

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Georgia

Area of Research: The role of states and arbitration tribunals in the interpretation of investment treaties

 

Hiu Fai Kwok

Email: 

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Area of Research: A theory of consumer contract law

 

Simin Li

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: The enforcement of international investment award

 

Xin Li

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Trial reform path of family disputes in ethnic minority areas of southwest China

 

Anna Elizabeth Macdonald

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Area of Research: Those who carry out human rights analysis and reporting have been seduced by legal frameworks and largely ignore imbalances of power that lead to rights violations.

 

Xu Mei

Email: 

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Contract interpretation theory in common law

 

Ye Meng

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Steering judicial reform: China's on-going strive for judicial autonomy and accountability under party authority

 

Cornelius N Nagbe

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Liberia

Area of Research: Assessing the threats to humanitarian and peacekeeping operations in South Sudan: a case-study application of the united nations' framework of analysis for atrocity crimes

 

Hideharu Nakamura

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Japan

Area of Research: Application of information technology (IT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to legal procedure and its effect

 

Jean François Neven

Email: 

Country of Origin: Belgium

Area of Research: The European social charter and the most vulnerable people: an experimentalist approach

 

Yongfeng Pan

Email: 

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Investor protection from the view of the company law and the bankruptcy law

 

Dario Panza

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Italy

Area of Research: Law, economics, and finance of shareholders’ activism

 

Gustavo Fontana Pedrollo

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Brazil

Area of Research: Presidential control over independent regulatory agencies in brazil and the united states in the face of legal advice and litigation authority

 

Cacia Campos Pimentel

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Brazil

Area of Research: New renewable energies technologies: improving legal statutes and policies to boost innovation and competitiveness

 

Victor Marcel Pinheiro

Email: 

Country of Origin: Brazil

Area of Research: Institutional design of the legislative process

 

Lazar Radic

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Spain

Area of Research: Rethinking the metaphysics of competition regulation: a critical perspective on the politics of antitrust law. The case of neoliberalism

 

Julia Lavigne Ribeiro

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Brazil

Area of Research: Leniency agreements and regulatory coordination between anti-corruption government authorities in brazil

 

Darren Rosenblum

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: U.S.A.

Area of Research: Unsex the firm

 

Borja Sanchez Barroso

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Spain

Area of Research: Administrative and constitutional guarantees applicable to the precautionary principle in the field of robotics and ai

 

Andrea Jane Shaw

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Australia

Area of Research: Improving mining governance in politically harsh settings

 

Hongyu Shen

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Jurisdictional coordination, judgment circulation, and international comity—a comparative study of u.s. And china

 

Jaeyoon Song

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Republic Of Korea

Area of Research: A study of the legal system for animal protection in the united states.

 

Nicola Claire Strain

Email: 

Country of Origin: Australia

Area of Research: Jurisdiction and applicable law in international trade and investment disputes in relation to other public international law norms

 

Xiaoran Tang

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: The legal coordination mechanisms of u.s. Bay areas and enlightenments to china GBA

 

Wang Tao

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: The history of the inns of court and its influence on the legal training and legal profession in early America

 

Charlotte Desirã©E Dominique Thomas Hã©Bert

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: France

Area of Research: Civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action in the united states since 2001

 

Pelin Turan

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Republic Of Turkey

Area of Research: Gazing at intellectual property law through the lens of critical race theory: the subordination of racial minorities and indigenous peoples via copyright and trademark laws

 

Young Shin Um

Email: 

Country of Origin: Republic Of Korea

Area of Research: The role and significance of adverse inferences in investor-state arbitration

 

Theodora Valkanou

Email: 

Country of Origin: Greece

Area of Research: The role of international law in safeguarding global food security

 

Thorsten Jens Velten

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Germany

Area of Research: Screening foreign direct investment in the EU: how much flexibility do European primary law and public international law leave to the EU and its member states?

 

Jian Wang

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: The U.S.A., the UK, and the EU otc derivative market regulatory reform—a valuable experience for further opening up of the Chinese otc derivative market

 

Chen Wang

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: The impact of the Chinese financial cycle on short-term and long-term economic cycles

 

Wanhua Wang

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Research on the rulemaking procedure of America

 

Yukun Wang

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Research on regulation of criminal procedure rotation

 

Xiahong Shao

Email: 

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: How to solve the difficulty in launching the bankruptcy procedure—a study on the transfer of bankruptcy of cases

 

Wang Xiang

Email: 

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Trial participation of lay assessors in china

 

Kai Yang

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: A comparative study on the case generation mechanism and the construction of case law discourse system between the united states and china

 

Lei Yu

Email: 

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Foucault's biopolitics and critical theory

 

Zixuan Yuan

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: The research on corporate dissolution and liquidation of china's legal system

 

Pouya Zangeneh

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: Canada

Area of Research: An overall ontology graph for extractive natural resources datasets

 

Xin Zhang

Email: 

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Social media, public participation and pressure-induced legislation in china

 

Zebin Zhang

Email: 

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Proposal for studying u.s. Bankruptcy judicial system

 

Lei Zheng

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: Seeking a new balance and coordination between litigation and arbitration: a comparative study of the latest development of judicial review of arbitration in international commercial and investment ADR

 

Mengxue Zuo

Email: [email protected]

Country of Origin: China

Area of Research: International investment facilitation