Announcements

From July 15, 2022 through August 14, 2022, the Visiting Scholars office is closed. Please expect delayed replies from uwvs@uw.edu during this timeframe. We will start accepting new applications for late fall/early winter enrollment when the office reopens on August 15.

COVID-19

Please allow extra time for visa paperwork processing and travel logistics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University of Washington School of Law is distinguished by a vibrant Visiting Scholars program. The program attracts researchers and legal policy makers from around the world who wish to participate in the law school’s research and teaching programs and conduct comparative research using the law library. The program is designed for senior legal career professionals from legal institutions and eminent academics who have an extensive background in their given fields. Visiting scholars may continue their research for up to one year.

Visiting Scholars Programming and Benefits

  • Visiting Scholars Roundtable Lecture Series 
    Monthly luncheon gathering of Visiting Scholars, featuring presentations by current visiting scholars on their research and expertise
  • Library Research Trainings 
    Twice-yearly workshops designed for visiting scholars by UW Law Library reference librarians
  • Court Visits
    Twice-yearly trips to local courts to observe proceedings and meet with local judges, prosecutors and practitioners, led by Director, Dr. Bosch, former prosecutor for King County, Washington
  • Gallagher Law Library
    Full access to world class legal library and reference librarians, including subscription-only legal databases (Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, Bloomberg Law)
  • UW Law Lectures
    Opportunity to sit in on law school courses (with prior instructor permission), Global Monday lectures and other special events for the UW Law community