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.

We have recently been required to substantially modify many administrative processes. As a result, we may not be able to respond to applications within the standard 8-week time period.  We advise all prospective candidates to incorporate this into their planning.

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.

For further information about the Visiting Scholars program and application process, please click here.

Current Visiting Scholars

Georgi Ambarzumjan
Email: [email protected]
Country of Origin: Germany
Area of Research: Department "Law & Finance" with a focus on Corporate and Comparative Law

Anne-Sophie Bouvy
Email: [email protected]
Country of Origin: Belgium
Area of Research: Constitutional Law, Adminitrative Law, Public Regulation

Fabio Gomes dos Santos
Email: [email protected]
Country of Origin: Brazil
Area of Research: Administrative Law / Innovation Policy / Financing

Jan Wilhelm Krekeler
Email: [email protected]
Country of Origin: Germany
Area of Research: Asset Management of German Foundations and US Trusts

Misbau Alamu Lateef, P.h.D.
Email: [email protected] 
Country of Origin: Nigeria
Area of Research: Corporate Law and Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable investment. 

Pier Mario Lupinu
Email: [email protected]
Country of Origin: Italy
Area of Research: Banking and Finance Law, Central Banking, Liquidity, Bank Resolution

Atsushi Shiraki
Email: [email protected]
Country of Origin: Japan
Area of Research: International Cooperation in the Taking of Evidence Abroad between the U.S. and Japan

Young Su Nam
Email: [email protected]
Country of Origin: Republic of Korea
Area of Research: A comparative legal study between Korean Construction Law and U.S. Construction Law with a focus on litigation

Anna Ventouratou
Country of Origin: Greece
Area of Research: Public International Law

Eric Vinicius Dib de Moura
Email: [email protected]
Country of Origin: Brazil
Area of Research: Antitrust and Securities 

Xiaoshu Wang
Email: [email protected]
Country of Origin: China
Area of Research: Administrative Law and Administrative Procedure Law