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Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher (VS/VR) Program

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Each year the Graduate Program hosts some 25 to 30 Visiting Scholars and Visiting Researchers (“Visitors”) from around the world. The program provides Visitors access to Law School facilities (including the Law School’s libraries as well as other libraries at Harvard University) so that they can conduct research on an approved topic while in residence. Visitors may also audit Law School courses on a non-credit basis with the permission of the course instructor. Visitors do not have faculty status, nor do they have access to office space, telephones, or clerical services. The Graduate Program arranges a number of informal functions for Visitors at which they are able to present their work and meet each other as well as other members of the Law School community.

Prospective applicants interested in an affiliation with a specific research program at the Law School (e.g. the East Asian Legal Studies Program, the Human Rights Program, the Institute for Global Law and Policy, etc.) should contact that program directly for application information and procedures. For information on specific programs, please visit the Harvard Law School Research Programs and Centers website. Please note that each program conducts its own admissions process; admission to the Graduate Program does not constitute admission to the other research programs.

Last modified: July 29, 2015

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