Visiting Scholars and Researchers Program


Scholars from around the globe come to UCLA Law to conduct independent research in collaboration with the school's expert faculty.

August 2020 Update:

With the health and safety of our community and program participants in mind, the Visiting Scholars & Researchers Program is following public health guidelines and will not be accepting applications or visitors during Fall 2020. In the coming months, as the global health situation continues to evolve, the Visiting Scholars & Researchers Program will continue to update our plans for reopening applications for 2021. Check back for more information later this Fall.


The Visiting Scholars & Researchers Program enables scholars, practitioners and jurists to spend up to a year at UCLA, use the law school facilities, and interact with UCLA Law faculty and students. Participants are individual practitioners in foreign countries, officials in foreign governments and scholars from U.S. and overseas universities.

The program offers participants the opportunity to pursue independent research on a topic of interest to the UCLA Law faculty. Visitors have access to the law library and other campus libraries; are invited to all talks, workshops, and conferences hosted at the law school; and may participate in any events open to the law community or general public. In addition, the program organizes occasional workshops where visitors can present their work to other visiting scholars, researchers and UCLA faculty. The program does not lead to a degree. Visitors are not entitled to enroll in courses, and may audit courses only with the permission of the instructor.

Visitors are in residence at the law school for periods varying from three weeks to one year.

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Eligibility and Requirements

Applicants must be eligible under one of the three visitor categories described below. Applicants must maintain their affiliations with their respective institutions throughout their visit at UCLA Law and must return to those positions upon completion of their visits. Categories include:

  • Visiting Scholars

    Visiting Scholars are established scholars from other universities who seek to come to UCLA to do research, often in collaboration with a member of the UCLA Law faculty.

  • Visiting Researchers

    Visiting Researchers are graduate-level students who want to spend time at UCLA \Law in order to work on their dissertations or conduct research on topics in U.S. law.

  • Visiting Jurists

    Visiting Jurists are members of the legal profession from other countries who want to spend time at UCLA Law in order to conduct specific research or learn about U.S. law in a field related to their work.

  • Application Process

    August 2020 Update:

    With the health and safety of our community and program participants in mind, the Visiting Scholars & Researchers Program is following public health guidelines and will not be accepting applications or visitors during Fall 2020. In the coming months, as the global health situation continues to evolve, the Visiting Scholars & Researchers Program will continue to update our plans for reopening applications for 2021. Check back for more information later this Fall.


    The Visiting Scholars & Researchers Program is highly competitive. All candidates are required to have superior English language proficiency and a clearly articulated research plan. Applicants must submit a Visiting Scholars and Researchers Program Application Form (available upon request), specifying the dates of the proposed visit and reasons for visiting at UCLA. Applicants must also provide the following materials:

    • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
    • Research Project Description
    • TOEFL Score or Equivalent Demonstration of English Proficiency
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Proof of Registration/Enrollment (Visiting Researcher Candidates Only)

    Applicants must submit the above documents by April 1 for a proposed visit occurring during the following academic year. Applicants are instructed not to contact individual faculty members to request admittance to or information about the program. All inquiries should be directed to visitingscholars@law.ucla.edu.

  • Fees

    Visitors are assessed program fees by the law school and the university based on the length of the visit. All visitors who require visas must also pay a one-time visa processing fee of $340. The law school cannot provide visitors with any financial aid or funding to assist with fees and/or living expenses. Nor does it offer stipends to appointed visitors. In exceptional circumstances a waiver of the law school fee may be available. Applicants should submit a request for a fee waiver at the time of application, demonstrating financial hardship.

Current and Past Visiting Scholars

  • Current Visitors

    Current Visitors

    Ms. Yao Chen
    Visiting Researcher
    Country: China
    Ph.D. Candidate, Zhejiang University, Guanghua Law School
    Research: A comparative study on environmental injunctions between China and the US.


    Ms. Sumi Cho
    Visiting Scholar
    Country: US
    Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
    Research: Applying critical race theory to three projects: 1) the Harvard affirmative action lawsuit, 2) representational intersectionality and what she calls "espistemic intersectionality", and 3) the analysis of public K-12 education and the homologous rise of the "school choice" discourse and the resistance to desegregation under Brown v. Board.


    Ms. Zhaoxia Deng
    Visiting Researcher
    Country: China
    Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Hong Kong, School of Law
    Research: A comparative study on the copyright issues surrounding live streaming of video games and the derivative creation of video games.


    Ms. Cong Feng
    Visiting Researcher
    Country: China
    Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
    Ph.D. Candidate, China University of Political Science and Law
    Research: Legal Issues of National Security in International Trade.


    Mr. Timothée Giard
    Visiting Jurist
    Country: France
    Partner, GATE AVOCATS
    Research: Antitrust Law & Digital. Researching the increasing use of algorithms and other automatic programs in the digital marketplace and their much-debated impact on antitrust law enforcement in the US and in the EU.


    Ms. Bo Kyung Lee
    Visiting Jurist
    Country: South Korea
    Judge, Danyang County Court of Jecheon Branch Court and Jecheon Branch Court of Cheongju District Court
    Research: Damage estimation on modern tort cases when it is difficult to calculate damage.


    Ms. Mengjia Li
    Visiting Researcher
    Country: China
    Ph.D. candidate, China University of Political Science and Law, College of Comparative Law
    Research: On the Protection of the Merchandising Right: From the Perspective of Comparative Law between China and the United States.


    Mr. Mingquan Liu
    Visiting Scholar
    Country: China
    Associate Professor of Law, Southeast University Law School
    Research: Comparative research on environmental litigation/injunction in the P.R.C. and the U.S.


    Mr. Qiangjun Wang
    Visiting Scholar
    Country: China
    Associate Professor of Law, Nankai University law School
    Research: On the legislation and law enforcement provisions of environmental law between China and the United States, especially environmental crime, penalty and non-penalty measures to environmental crime.


    Mr. Max Winterhalder
    Visiting Researcher
    Country: Germany
    Ph.D. Candidate, Bucerius Law School, Germany
    Research: The impact of passive investors (like index funds) on the corporate governance of public stock corporations. Examining the debate about passive investors among researchers in the USA – the aim is to analyze whether there are similar problems in Germany.


    Mr. Shaogang Zhu
    Visiting Researcher
    Country: China
    Ph.D. candidate, China University of Political Science and Law, School of Law and Economics
    Research: Study on passive investors and corporate governance: cases of the capital market in United States and China, from the theoretical perspective of law and economics as well as the practical view of new finance.

  • Recent Visitors

    Recent Visitors

    Ms. Alice Amini - Visiting Researcher - Country: Sweden - Master's Candidate, Lund University
    Research: International humanitarian law. Civilians' rights in armed conflicts. The rules of armed conflicts and breaches of those rules. Breaches that affect innocent civilians and their legal protection.


    Mr. Ran An - Visiting Researcher - Country: China - Ph.D. Candidate, Shandong University
    Research: "Regulation, Punishment and Prevention of Environmental Crime: A Comparison of the United States and China."


    Mr. Tony Arnold - Visiting Scholar - Country: United States - Boehl Chair in Property & Land Use, Professor of Law and Urban & Public Affairs, University of Louisville
    Research: Resilience Justice and Urban Green and Blue Infrastructure Policy.


    Mr. Martin Asmuss - Visiting Jurist - Country: Germany - Attorney at Law (Rechtsanwalt)
    Research: Theory and practice of transaction certainty and walk-away rights in U.S. and German M&A transactions.


    Ms. Suk Jong Back - Visiting Jurist - Country: South Korea - Judge, Incheon District Court
    Research: An examination of the American bankruptcy system that selects and supervises trustees and bankruptcy administrators. A Study on TRO in the U.S. with the Possibility of Introduction to Korea.


    Mr. Nicolas Balmaceda - Visiting Scholar - Country: Chile - Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Professor, Universidad de Los Andes ESE Business School
    Research: Developing a policy to forest Chile's capital, Santiago. Development of a master plan with due consideration to anthropological, social, legal and political factors, solving a current environmental injustice.


    Mr. Marco Barros - Visiting Researcher - Country: Brazil - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Sao Paulo Law School (USP)
    Research: Consequentionalist reasoning in Brazilian Law.


    Mr. Leo Beletsky, Visiting Scholar, Country: United States, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University; Adjunct Professor, UC San Diego
    Research: (1) Patient Rights in the Shadow of Soviet Law: A Regional Analysis. (2) The Public Health Legacy of Citizens United.


    Mr. Matteo Benozzo - Visiting Scholar - Country: Italy - Assistant Professor, University of Macerata
    Research: Wastes as goods/things, U.S. regulation of waste, and food waste. Environmental law.


    Ms. Magdalena Blawat - Visiting Researcher - Country: Poland - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Warsaw
    Research: Interpretation and construction of contracts.


    Ms. Anna Boucher - Visiting Scholar - Country: Australia - Associate Professor, University of Sydney
    Research: Undertaking the California fieldwork for her third book on workplace violations against migrant workers in Australia, Canada, England and California.


    Ms. Hege Braekhus - Visiting Scholar - Country: Norway - Professor, University of Tromsø
    Research: Family and equal opportunities. Gender equality in family law.


    Ms. Elena Brunetta - Visiting Researcher - Country: Italy - Master's Candidate, Padua University
    Research: The new proposal of reform on the Italian property with a particular focus on the idea of common property between the traditional figures of private property and public property. Property with a particular value, such as heritage, in comparison with models of public property adopted by different jurisdictions – especially common law jurisdictions and the U.S. legal system.


    Mr. Francesco Bruno - Visiting Scholar - Country: Italy - Professor, University of Molise; Professor, Universita Campus Biomedico of Rome
    Research: Food law, environmental law, and energy law in the U.S. and E.U.


    Ms. Yiyang Cao - Visiting Researcher - Country: China - Ph.D. Candidate, Wuhan University, School of Law
    Research: A comparative study on China and U.S. public interest litigation with a particular focus on environmental issues.


    Mr. Eoin Carolan - Visiting Scholar - Country: Ireland - Lecturer, University College Dublin
    Research: Constitutional theory and comparative constitutional law. Collaborative constitutionalism: theory and practice.


    Mr. Yuguang Cheng - Visiting Scholar - Country: China - Associate Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University
    Research: "Restriction and Incentive: The Influence of Environment Law over Producers towards Sustainable Agriculture." Environmental Law.


    Mr. Paul Cook - Visiting Jurist - Country: United States - Attorney at Law, Law Office of Paul Cook
    Research: How to reform the California court system and the problem it faces with meritless lawsuits. Abuse of process and malicious prosecution.


    Mr. Emanuele Dagnino - Visiting Researcher - Country: Italy - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Bergamo
    Research: The interconnections between the changes occurring in the world of work – particularly those related to technological progress, and labor law – and how it is possible to reform this branch of law to reduce the gap between socioeconomic phenomena and the legal framework in which they are framed.


    Mr. Ernesto Matias Díaz - Visiting Jurist - Country: Argentina - Legal Clerk, General Minor's Counsel of the Public Minister of the Buenos Aires City Judiciary
    Research: Modifications of the appellate system in the criminal process that emerged as a consequence of the "wrongful conviction" phenomenon.


    Mr. Hantao Ding - Visiting Researcher - Country: China - Ph.D. Candidate, Wuhan University
    Research: A comparative study on development and regulation of Third Party Funding.


    Mr. Tabrez Ebrahim - Visiting Scholar - Country: U.S. - Associate Professor, California Western School of Law
    Research: Intellectual Property Through a Non-Western Lens: The Case of Patents in Islamic Law.


    Mr. Erik Eldjarn - Visiting Researcher - Country: Norway - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Tromsø
    Research: Examination of the extent to which the judge's duty has an influence on the substantive matters in the legal dispute. Civil procedure, judicial activism, and "Materielle Prozessleitung."


    Ms. Gonca Erol - Visiting Researcher - Country: Turkey - Ph.D. Candidate, Galatasaray University
    Research: "Right to Recall." Direct democracy. Ability of the designated authority or specified number of citizens to demand a vote for the electorate on whether an elected holder of public office should be removed from that office before the end of his or her term.


    Ms. Lilla Farkas - Visiting Researcher - Country: Italy - Ph.D. Researcher, European University Institute
    Research: "Bolstering the enforcement of European equality law: trans-Atlantic lessons on the role of agency enforcement and public interest litigation" focusing on racial equality in the field of housing from a historical perspective, Lilla will map agency enforcement (HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity), agency activism and collaboration with public interest law organizations.


    Mr. Antonio Sergio Escrivao Filho - Visiting Researcher - Country: Brazil - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Brasilia
    Research: The role of the Coloniality and military dictatorship in its relation to the expansion of judicial power in Brazil. The legal mobilization in the theme of right to land in Brazil. A critical analysis on access to justice in the Brazilian scene of legal mobilization on right to land.


    Ms. Yanan Feng - Visiting Jurist - Country: China - Attorney, Beijing Maxpro Law Firm
    Research: Trans-boundary pollution movements by multinational corporations. Research designed to table suggestions to China's future legislation on controlling and regulating such pollution movements.


    Mr. Damiano Fuschi - Visiting Researcher - Country: Italy - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pavia
    Research: Principal research at UCLA will be focused on the constitutional principles of environmental law using the methodology of comparative law. The second part of the research will focus on coastal erosion in the US – comparing how the Coastal Zone Management Act has been implemented in the legal system of every State of the US and the effectiveness it had in land protection.


    Mr. Rodrigo Gabardo - Visiting Researcher - Country: Brazil - Ph.D. Candidate, International and Comparative Law, University of São Paulo (Brazil); Partner of Lee Taube Gabardo - Brazil
    Research: International Commercial Arbitration. A comparative analysis of the arbitration agreement (formal validity of the arbitration agreement; defective arbitration agreements; waiver of right to arbitrate; the effect of lack of funds in the arbitration agreement and the impact of time in the arbitration agreement).


    Mr. Timothée Giard - Visiting Jurist - Country: France Partner, GATE AVOCATS
    Research: Antitrust Law & Digital. Researching the increasing use of algorithms and other automatic programs in the digital marketplace and their much-debated impact on antitrust law enforcement in the US and in the EU.


    Ms. Thalia González - Visiting Scholar - Country: United States - Associate Professor, Occidental College
    Research: Domestic human rights. A study of the conditions under which human rights activism, expression, and implementation has occurred in the U.S. Exploration of norm translation and entrepreneurship, and the impact of social mobilization and activism. How human rights norms and discourse have been translated and adopted in local settings by non-elite actors engaged in education rights, juvenile justice, and racial justice campaigns in the U.S.


    Mr. Sven Hoeppner - Visiting Scholar - Country: Germany - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in Law and Economics, Ghent University Law School
    Research: How the legal institution of agency affects the promissory link between a promisor and a promisee.


    Ms. Yuanyuan Huang - Visiting Researcher - Country: China - Ph.D. Candidate, University of International Business and Economics, School of Law
    Research: A comparative study on recognition and relief system in cross-border insolvencies. With the special focus on Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code


    Mr. Jin Woo Hwang - Visiting Jurist - Country: South Korea - Senior Associate, Yoon & Yang LLC
    Research: The impact of the Patent-Approval Linkage System introduced in South Korea by the Free Trade Agreement between South Korea and the U.S. in 2007 on the pharmaceutical industry from the perspective of antitrust law and intellectual property law.


    Mr. Ryoji Ichitaka - Visiting Scholar - Country: Japan - Professor of Law, Kwansei Gakuin University
    Research: International taxation of corporate reorganization, alternative dispute resolution on tax matters, and tax and inequalities.


    Ms. Manon Jendly - Visiting Scholar - Country: Switzerland - Professor of Criminology and Criminal Policy, University of Lausanne
    Research: Making (non-)sense of algorithms within the criminal justice: an empirical comparative analysis of data-driven risk assessment tools and so-called predictive technologies used in the decision-making process throughout the Swiss and American criminal justice system.


    Mr. Baoguo Jiang - Visiting Scholar - Country: China - Associate Professor & Associate Dean, South China Agricultural University
    Research: "Doctrinal Development and Rules in Transformation: Choice of Law in International Products Liability Cases."


    Ms. Wenkai Jin - Visiting Researcher - Country: China - Ph.D. Candidate, Tsinghua University, School of Journalism and Communication
    Research: Analysis from the perspective of international relations, the game relation between countries in the cyberspace, research the stands and strategies of Internet global governance as well as the cooperation mode with other actors including international organizations, multinational enterprises, technical communities and netizens.


    Mr. Yuanbo Jiang - Visiting Researcher - Country: China - Ph.D. Candidate, China University of Political Science and Law
    Research: "Creditors' Derivative Actions in Bankruptcy." Bankruptcy law.


    Mr. Ali Kerem Kayhan - Visiting Researcher - Country: Turkey - Ph.D. Candidate, Istanbul University
    Research: The Protection of the Atmosphere and State Responsibility in International Law. The atmosphere and responsibility, transboundary pollution, ozone depletion, and climate change.


    Mr. Lamin Khadar - Visiting Researcher - Country: United Kingdom - Ph.D. Candidate, European University Institute
    Research: European public interest law movement and public interest law.


    Ms. Eunkyo Kim - Visiting Jurist - Country: South Korea - Judge, Seoul Central District Court
    Research: Child custody system in U.S. law and relevant issues on child abduction cases in international marriages.


    Mr. Gun Sung Kim - Visiting Jurist - Country: South Korea - Director, Korea Fair Trade Commission
    Research: A comparative study on the effective enforcement measures in the field of competition and consumer protection laws, specifically administrative and criminal sanctions, class action lawsuits in order to protect competition and consumers from wrongdoings related to labelling and advertisement by businesses.


    Mr. Pyung-Woo (Peter) Kim - Visiting Jurist - Country: South Korea - Partner, Suhil Law Office
    Research: Researching the structure and goals of legal clinics and externship programs to determine how parallel programs could be incorporated into Korea's new law school system.


    Mr. Sok Bom Kim - Visiting Jurist - Country: South Korea - Judge, Incheon District Court
    Research: Expert Evidence in the United States and Korea: How Daubert might fit into the Korean legal system.


    Ms. Suhee Kim - Visiting Jurist - Country: South Korea - Lawyer at Kim&Chang
    Research: Study on investor protection related regulations and case precedents in the United States, the scope of trading activities that would constitute market manipulation or unfair trading in the United States, case studies of analyzing the boundaries of permitting class action in market manipulation or unfair trading.


    Mr. Taekyun Kim - Visiting Jurist - Country: South Korea - Director, Korea Fair Trade Commission
    Research: Measures of Restorative Justice of the US and California in youth court.


    Ms. Coralie Klipfel - Visiting Researcher - Country: France - Ph.D. Candidate, Faculté de droit de l'université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Research: International law and exceptional powers: Analysis of the international laws and regulations applicable to exceptional situations; comparative study of American and French states of emergency; and study of American influence on the international exception.


    Mr. KwonHong Ko - Visiting Jurist - Country: South Korea - Associate Judge, Gwangju High Court
    Research: "A Study on the Feasibility Relating to an Adoption of the Electronic Discovery System under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to the Korean Legal System." Humane technologies and cyberspace privacy.


    Mr. Kevin Kolben - Visiting Scholar - Country: United States - Associate Professor, Rutgers Business School
    Research: Labor regulation in global supply chains. The Chains that Bind. Understanding the relationships between consumers and producers, and how those relationships affect private and public regulation of labor in global supply chains.


    Ms. Adi Leibovitch - Visiting Scholar - Country: Israel - Senior Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law
    Research: Experimental Law and Economics.


    Ms. Yon Kyung Lee - Visiting Jurist - Country: Korea - Judge, Suwon District Court
    Research: Study on the criminal justice system of the United States and the electronic litigation system practiced in California Courts to find out if there is any possibility of adoption in the South Korea judicial system.


    Mr. Hsuan-I Li - Visiting Jurist - Country: Taiwan - Partner, The Banyan Law Firm; Commissioner, Judicial Reform Foundation
    Research: The pros and cons of jury systems in California and other states to advise on the merits of the Lay Judge System in Taiwan. Criminal justice. Jury systems.


    Ms. Rocio Lorca - Visiting Scholar - Country: Chile - Assistant Professor, Universidad de Chile School of Law
    Research: Understanding the idea of impunity in the context of international criminal law. Why we care so much about it? What is the normative issue with impunity? And is the International Criminal Court suited to fight against it?


    Ms. Yuan Liu - Visiting Scholar - Country: China - Associate Professor, East China University of Science and Technology
    Research: Food safety law and policies. U.S. food regulatory systems and safety standards-setting procedures. Food law.


    Ms. Henrike Maier - Visiting Researcher - Country: Germany - Ph.D. Candidate, Humboldt University Berlin
    Research: The legal framework for creative reuses of audiovisual works (interpretation of statutory exceptions and new licensing schemes). How courts in the U.S. and Germany argue with fundamental rights when interpreting exceptions to copyright.


    Mr. Luke Marsh - Visiting Scholar - Country: Hong Kong - Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Research: Strategic Litigation: An International and Comparative Study.


    Ms. Maria Isabel Medina - Visiting Scholar - Country: United States - Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
    Research: Book on a United States Supreme Court case of Lutwak v. United states and research into a biography of Judge Skelly Wright.


    Ms. Anna Dorothee Mischkowski - Visiting Researcher - Country: Germany - Ph.D. Candidate, Georg-August-University of Göttingen
    Research: Identification of psychological characteristics that define – on an individual level – a promise, and contrasting this subjective interpretation with the judgment of an objective third party.


    Ms. Tzili Mor - Visiting Jurist - Country: United States Human Rights & Gender Specialist Consultant
    Research: The examination of how international law-based redress for sexual violence during armed conflict may unintentionally pervert "peacetime" gender equality and impact national law enforcement, practice, and reality.


    Mr. Alan Nissel - Visiting Researcher - Country: United States - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Helsinki
    Research: The origins of modern international litigation, which includes legal history, diplomatic history, and the history of international law and arbitration.


    Ms. Ailbhe O'Neill - Visiting Scholar - Country: Ireland - Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin
    Research: Bank regulation and rescue under U.S. law and shareholders' rights during banking reorganizations in the EU and U.S. – a comparative analysis of bank rescue in times of financial crisis.


    Mr. Kapotas Panagiotis - Visiting Researcher - Country: Greece Ph.D. - Candidate, Technical University of Crete; Attorney, Patras Bar Association
    Research: Urban Planning, environmental protection and rights to property, through the case law of Supreme Administrative Court of Greece, European Court of Human Rights and Supreme Court of the United States.


    Ms. Nayara Sepulcri de Camargo Pinto - Visiting Researcher - Country: Brazil - Ph.D. Candidate, Universidade Federal do Paraná; Lawyer
    Research: Robot taxation - legal possibilities, limits and effects of taxing automation.


    Mr. Seyed Rowhani - Visiting Researcher - Country: United States - JSD Candidate, Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School
    Research: Weakening the Structure of Economic Sanctions: An empirical extensive research on effectiveness of United Nations' targeted sanctions and unilateral comprehensive economic sanctions with comparative analysis of the current situations of contemporary sanctioned countries; focusing on Iran.


    Mr. Johannes Rowold - Visiting Researcher - Country: Germany - Ph.D. Candidate, Bucerius Law School, Germany
    Research: The dissertation addresses the question on how executive board members of German stock corporations and directors of US stock corporations should resolve the situation in which the stock corporation they are appointed to or they themselves face conflicting duties arising out of different jurisdictions.


    Mr. Michael Schillig - Visiting Scholar - Country: Germany - Senior Lecturer, King's College London
    Research: The emerging European Union framework for the resolution and insolvency of banks and financial institutions, taking into account the (draft) Directives issued by the EU in this area, as well as their implementation in the UK and Germany.


    Mr. Linping Shen - Visiting Researcher - Country: China - Ph.D. Candidate, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
    Research: A comparative study of IPO regulatory regimes in the U.S. and in China.


    Mr. Jun Shimizu - Visiting Scholar - Country: Japan - Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Chuo Law School
    Research: The comparison of Anglo-American law (particularly U.S. law) and civil law (specifically Japanese law). The concept of constitutional rights in the common law tradition and the civil law tradition.


    Mr. Hoonsup Shin - Visiting Jurist - Country: Korea - Associate, Kim & Chang
    Research: Regulatory measures on private equities in the U.S., a case study of exit strategies by private equities in the U.S., and their implications and potential implementation on the Korean market and legal environment.


    Ms. Junrong Song - Visiting Scholar - Country: China - Associate Professor, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law
    Research: A comparative study on the implementation of WTO rulings in trade remedy cases. The U.S., EU, and China – as the most active and influential WTO members – are selected for empirical analysis in the comparative study.


    Mr. Gaetano Sorcale - Visiting Scholar - Country: Italy - Assistant Professor, University of Calabria (Italy) & St. Anthony Catholic University of Murcia (Spain). Specialized in International & European Union Law. Graduate of Luiss Guido Carli in Rome, visiting Ph.D. at Loyola University Chicago, visiting Professor at Benedictine University and DeVry University in Chicago
    Research: A comparative study of the judicial cooperation in criminal matters in the European Union and in the United States of America.


    Mr. Ariel Steffen - Visiting Researcher - Country: Switzerland - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Lucerne
    Research: Studying the philosophy of Behavioral Law and Economics.


    Ms. Rowie Stolk - Visiting Researcher - Country: Netherlands - Ph.D. Candidate, Leiden University, School of Law
    Research: A comparative study on the legitimacy and effectiveness of public interest litigation by interest groups in the Netherlands and the U.S., from a constitutional and administrative procedural law perspective.


    Mr. Eduardo Stordeur, Jr. - Visiting Scholar - Country: Argentina - Professor, University of Buenos Aires - Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
    Research: The application of economics to Argentine and Latin-American environmental law. Introducing the economic tools of America's legal culture in the context of often inefficient environmental regulations in force there.


    Ms. Camilla Tallia - Visiting Researcher - Country: Italy - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Ferrara - Department of Law
    Research: Deals with the protection of Geographical Indications for agricultural products and food stuff within the International Trade, having a special focus upon the European and American systems of law, on a comparative perspective.


    Mr. Marc Thommen - Visiting Scholar - Country: Switzerland - Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, University of Zürich
    Research: Prosecutorial discretion and extra-court settlements of criminal cases in the USA and in Europe.


    Mr. Ali D. Ulusoy -Visiting Scholar - Country: Turkey - Professor of Law, Ankara University
    Research: The Victims of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Actions in Turkish, American and European Human Rights Law.


    Mr. Werner Vandenbruwaene - Visiting Researcher - Country: Belgium - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Antwerp
    Research: Legal enforcement and the principle of subsidiarity. U.S. federalism and similar principles and related judicial doctrines.


    Ms. Snjezana Vasiljevic - Visiting Scholar - Country: Croatia - Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb
    Research: The "Intersection of Arms Trade and Human Rights: EU vs. U.S. Approach." Research focusing on arms control and human rights following the introduction of the new gun control legislation in the U.S., EU and international community.


    Ms. María Luisa Villamarín López - Visiting Scholar - Country: Spain - Professor of Procedural Law, Madrid University
    Research: Studying the presumption of innocence and the privilege against self-incrimination in the regulation and doctrine of the US.


    Ms. Hao Wang - Visiting Researcher - Country: China - Ph.D. Candidate, Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School
    Research: A comparative research about patent infringement remedies between China and the United States.


    Ms. Lanfei Wang - Visiting Researcher - Country: China - Ph.D. Candidate, Capital University of Economics and Business School of Law
    Research: The legal protection of commercial secrets in China, with a special focus on the mechanisms of China's Supreme Court in producing new rules by means of judicial interpretation.


    Mr. Wenge Wang - Visiting Scholar - Country: China - Professor and Dean, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law
    Research: Studying environmental law, land use law, Chinese law, and land resources protection and implementation. A comparative study on legal mechanisms and systems of land resources protection.


    Ms. Yan Wang - Visiting Scholar - Country: China - Associate Professor, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
    Research: The "Green Space" under the WTO. International economic law theory. Renewable energies industries.


    Mr. Weifeng (Albert) Xiang - Visiting Scholar - Country: China - Lecturer, Guangdong Industry Technical College
    Research: Cross-border e-commerce. Comparative study on e-commerce development and legislation between China and the U.S. and harmonization of cross-border commercial law. Law and economics.


    Mr. Bo Yi - Visiting Scholar - Country: China - Associate Professor of International Law, Law School, Southeast University
    Research: Section 232,301 and 337 investigation of trade law in the USA and trade & tariff disputes between China and the USA, Judgements of People's Courts to be recognized and enforced in Federal and State Court System in California.


    Ms. Guoping Xu - Visiting Scholar - Country: China - Professor of Law, Shanghai Maritime University
    Research: The law and practice in the United States, China and international community concerning control of marine pollution.


    Ms. Horim Yi - Visiting Researcher - Country: Korea - Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Public Health Sciences, Graduate School of Korea University
    Research: The first part of the research will be a continuation of two previous Korean LGBT health surveys, participated as a co-investigator. The second part of the research will be a research on the development and current status of legal protection for LGBTQ youths in the U.S and in California, focusing on LGBTQ youth health and its social determinants.


    Mr. Mohammad Hadi Zakerhossein - Visiting Researcher - Country: Iran - Ph.D. Candidate, Tilburg University
    Research: International criminal law. International criminal law's procedure with respect to pre-trial phase. ICC arrest warrant regime in light of positive complementarity.


    Mr. Yutong (Alex) Zhang - Visiting Researcher - Country: China - Ph.D. Candidate, China University of Political Science and Law
    Research: "Sovereign Debt Restructuring: A rebalancing project of the national central bank's balance sheet." Sovereign debt.


    Ms. Huimiao Zhao - Visiting Scholar - Country: China - Associate Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
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