ILR Visiting Scholars

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.


Visiting Scholars – 2014

Kyong Jun Choi
University of Washington
Democratization and Changes in Law Enforcement in New Democracies

Hernán Javier del Frade de Blas 
Spanish Merchant Navy Directorate 
Maritime Pollution, Enforcement Procedures, and Law on Standardization of Safety Equipment on Recreational Boats

Eugenio Di Agosta
University of Bologna
The Emerging Criminalization of Intellectual Property Rights in the Modern Legislations

William Gibbons-Fly
US Department of State
Advances in International Oceans Law and Policy, With Respect To Efforts To Conserve and Manage Living Marine Resources, Protect the Broader Marine Environment, and Detect, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.

Elena Górriz Royo
University of Valencia
Environmental Law and the US Legal System, with a Focus on the Policy Debate about Applicable Crimes and Penalties

Suhyon Kim
The US Immigration System: Legalizing the Stay of Undocumented Migrants in the United States

Prof. Reuel Schiller
Hastings College of Law
The Legal History of Urban Renewal in Postwar America and How It Relates to the Changing Meaning of Political Liberalism on That Period

Prof. Hirofumi Sueyoshi
Tezukayama University, Japan
The Debate on Marine Genetic Resources (MGR) and the Alien Tort Statute

JFBA Visiting Fellows – 2014-2015

Yumi Itakura
The Employment and Labor Law System for Gender Equality in the United States

Hideki Wakai
The State of Biodiversity Conservation in the United States, with a Focus on the Effectiveness and Legal Framework of Biodiversity Offset and Its Possible Application in Japan