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 – 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
Prof. Hirofumi Sueyoshi
Tezukayama University, Japan
The Debate on Marine Genetic Resources (MGR) and the Alien Tort Statute
JFBA Visiting Fellow – 2013-2014
The US Immigration System: Legalizing the Stay of Undocumented Migrants in the United States
JFBA Visiting Fellows – 2014-2015
The Employment and Labor Law system for Gender Equality in the United States
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