Visiting Scholars

ILR Visiting Scholars

The Institute for Legal Research hosts a number of visiting scholars from US 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 PhD 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 US 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 – 2016

Sujin Park
Korea Maritime Institute
Integrated Studies of International Law of the Sea, International Environmental Law (Convention on Biological Diversity, Nagoya Protocol, UNCLOS), and International Regulatory Regimes for the Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

Prof. Reuel Schiller
Hastings College of Law
Learning to Love the Market: The Emergence of the Neoliberal Regulatory State; and Revisiting “The Tenth Federalist Revisited”: Postwar Liberalism and the Framing of the Constitution


JFBA Visiting Fellows — 2016-2017

Takehiko Kawame
US Correctional Treatment Systems and Practices with a Concentration on Death-Row and/Long-Term Inmates

Takuya Kawasaki
Criminal Trial Advocacy and the Practice of the Defense Counsel in the United States



Sho Sato Program Director Chuck Weisselberg
addressing visiting JFBA delegation, Berkeley Law, June 2015