Applications for Visiting Scholars Program

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2015-2016 IS NOVEMBER 17, 2014.

The Center for the Study of Law and Society invites applications for visiting scholars for 2015-2016. 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.  U.C. Berkeley faculty members affiliated with the Center include Kathryn Abrams, K.T. Albiston, Kenneth Bamberger, Eric Biber, Irene Bloemraad, Mark Brilliant, R. Ben Brown, Marianne Constable, Robert Cooter, Lauren B. Edelman, Samera Esmeir, Sean Farhang, Malcolm M. Feeley, Neil Fligstein,  Marion Fourcade, Cybelle Fox, Sean Gailmard, Joseph Gusfield, Heather Haveman, Kinch Hoekstra, Rucker C. Johnson, Sanford Kadish, Robert A. Kagan, Linda Krieger, Christopher Kutz, Taeku Lee, Su Li, David Lieberman, Katerina Linos, Kristin Luker, Robert MacCoun, Charles J. McClain, Jr., Justin McCrary, Saira Mohammed, Calvin Morrill, Melissa Murray, Michael Musheno, Laura Nader, Anne Joseph O'Connell, Victoria Plaut, Kevin Quinn, Steven Raphael, Bertrall Ross, Daniel L. Rubinfeld, Harry N. Scheiber, Martin Shapiro, Jonathan Simon, David Sklansky, Sarah Song, Rachel Stern, Karen Tani, Margaret Taylor, David Vogel, Leti Volpp, Charles Weisselberg, David Winickoff and Franklin E. Zimring. 

Among the benefits of being a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society are: library privileges at the Law School and at all campus libraries; invitation to our weekly CSLS Speaker Series, workshops, and scholarly exchanges; UCB campus privileges, such as athletic facilities and permission to audit classes; and, when possible, assignment to shared or other office space and use of computer, internet, and other facilities.     

 

Application Requirements

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. 
 

FEES

Berkeley campus fee
Each visitor is required to pay an annual $400 University Service Fee to the Berkeley campus to obtain a campus ID card and to have access to the Berkeley Libraries and University facilities. This fee is collected by the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs office (VSPA) and paid online after the scholar arrives.

CSLS fee
Since 2011-2012, each visiting scholar has been required to pay $200 per semester or part of a semester, payable after the scholar arrives. The CSLS fee does not apply to visiting student researchers.

Foreign Visitors (DS-2019) fee
There is an assessment of $450 charged for the application processing of a DS-2019 document needed to secure a J-1 visa.

Unless otherwise noted, all fees should be paid by check or money order and made payable to the Regents of the University of California.

Please submit your application by November 17, 2014 by e-mail csls@law.berkeley.edu or by postal mail to: Visiting Scholars Program, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2150. Inquiries may be made to the Director, Professor Jonathan Simon at jsimon@law.berkeley.edu or to the Executive Director, Dr. Rosann Greenspan at rgreenspan@law.berkeley.edu.