2016 Visiting Scholarships for African Law Students in the United States of America


The Center for the Study of Law and Society invites applications for visiting scholars for 2016. The Center fosters empirical research and theoretical analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal change, and the social consequences of law. Closely linked to the School of Law, CSLS creates a multidisciplinary milieu with a faculty of distinguished socio-legal scholars in sociology of law, political science, criminal justice studies, law and economics, legal history, law and psychology, and legal and social philosophy, along with visiting socio-legal scholars from the United States and around the world.


1. Applicants normally must possess a Ph.D. or J.D. (or foreign equivalent).

2. Applicants must submit a full curriculum vitae.

3. Applicants must submit a letter describing their proposed program of research or study,  specifying the time period they wish to be in residence at the Center.  Applicants must pursue a program of research or study which is of mutual interest to faculty members at the Center for the Study of Law and Society.

4. Applicants must indicate their source of funding while visiting Berkeley, e.g. sabbatical pay, scholarship, government funding, personal funds, etc. Unfortunately, the Center cannot offer stipends or other financial assistance. Monthly minimum requirements for foreign exchange scholars are: $1600 per month for the J-1 scholar, $500 per month for the J-2 spouse, $200 per month for each J-2 child. 5. Applicants must be proficient in English in order to benefit from CSLS programs.

The Center will consider applications for periods of time that vary from one month duration to the full academic year.

Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting applications is April 1, 2015 for proposed visits beginning after August 1, 2015 and September 1, 2015 for proposed visits beginning after January 1, 2016.

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