ILR Visiting Scholars
The Institute for Legal Research hosts a number of visiting scholars from U.S. and foreign institutions each year, both to participate in Institute-oriented programs and to pursue their own research projects on legal doctrine, theory, and empirical analysis. Past scholars have included professors, government and law professionals, as well as graduate and Ph.D. students working under the supervision of a Berkeley Law faculty member.
Japanese Federation of Bar Association Visiting Fellows Program
The Institute's Sho Sato Program in Japanese and U.S. Law established an exchange program in 1999 with the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) to give Japanese attorneys engaged in public-interest activities the opportunity to study for a year in Berkeley. The JFBA also has exchange agreements with New York University and the University of Illinois. As of December 2009, 23 attorneys have studied overseas under these programs.
The tenth anniversary of the program was celebrated on May 21, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, click here.
Visiting Scholars – 2013
Prof. Jörgen Jensen
Aarhus University, Denmark
The Legal Regulation of Election Campaign Financing After Citizens United
Prof. Reuel Schiller
Hastings College of Law
Conflicts between Labor Law and Fair Employment Practices Law in the 1970s
Prof. Hirofumi Sueyoshi
Tezukayama University, Japan
The Debate on Marine Genetic Resources (MGR) and the Alien Tort Statute
JFBA Visiting Fellow – 2012-2013
The Eradication of Organized Crime in the United States and an Examination of the Witness Protection Program
JFBA Visiting Fellow – 2013-2014
The US immigration system and Legalizing the Stay of Undocumented Migrants