Law Research
  1. Research Centres, Institutes and Groups
  2. External Research Seminars
  3. Research Students
  4. Research Degrees
  5. Academic Visitor Programme
  6. Support
  7. Ethics and Integrity
  8. Working Papers Series
  9. Start-Ed Research Affiliate
  10. GLOBALLAW@CITY
  11. British Academy Project
Law Research

Academic Visitor Programme

What is the Academic Visitor Programme?

The Academic Visitor Programme provides academics with the opportunity to conduct research at The City Law School and take part in our academic community through participation in our departmental and institution research seminars.

The City Law School accepts 3 academic visitors per term.

There are two types of visitors: Visiting Fellows, who are more established academics, normally with a full-time position at an academic institution. Visiting Scholars, who are either early career researchers or PhD students.

The City Law School awards Distinguished Visitor status to up to 2 applicants each year for academics with an outstanding record of publications and an international reputation in their field of expertise. Visitors in this category will benefit from a fee waiver.

What is required of Academic Visitors?

Our Academic Visitors must have a specific research project which they will pursue during their stay. There is no teaching associated with the Academic Visitors Programme.  Please note that the City Law School does not offer any formal supervision to its visiting PhD students.

The prospective visitors must include with their application an email confirmation from a City Law School academic who has agreed to act as a sponsor for the proposed research project. Please see the Law Research pages for a list of our research centres and groups and their associated academic experts.

Academic visitors are expected to acknowledge The City Law School in any publications produced (entirely or in part) while conducting research within the ambit of this programme.

What resources are available?

  • Academic Visitors will be granted access to university libraries and services.Visiting fellows are granted full access to our electronic resources.
  • Visiting Scholars are granted physical access to all CityLibrary sites, and are entitled to use the Library facilities on a reference only basis. As a Visiting Scholar you will have access to a limited number of the University's electronic resources through the use of a "walk-in" terminal at Northampton Square Library. Please note that due to licensing restrictions, we are unable to give Visiting Scholars access to databases such as Westlaw, LexisLibrary or HeinOnline.

All academic visitors are invited to attend our faculty, external and PhD research seminars.  We offer shared office space on a hotdesking basis in Gloucester Building located at our Northampton Square campus.

How long is the programme?

The maximum duration that an Academic Visitor may be permitted to stay at The City Law School is twelve weeks, or one-term.

The City Law School is currently inviting applications for the Summer Term 2017/18 (14 May - 3 August 2018). The deadline for receiving the applications is 15 December 2017.

The deadline for the following round of applications,  for the Autumn Term 2018/19 (17 September - 7 December 2018), is 15 April 2018.

Visa & Accommodation

We can assist with the Visitor's application for visas but cannot guarantee a successful outcome. Applicants should ensure that they have funding for their travel and living expenses in London.  You are advised to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance and health cover in place prior to your arrival in the UK. Regrettably, The City Law School cannot provide housing to Academic Visitors.

Read more about our current and former Academic Visitors.

The City Law School Academic Visitor Application Form

Type of Visit

To apply for the Academic Visitor Programme please complete the following form. You should also upload the following documents at the end of the form:

  • a copy of your curriculum vitae
  • a one-page list of publications
  • a one-page description of your intended research project
  • two letters of recommendation; acceptable formats are scanned letters on headed paper dated and signed by the referee and electronic references sent by the referee directly from an institutional email account .

All materials must be submitted in English.







You will apply to the Visiting Fellow programme. The fee is £200. Fees may be waived for individuals from Developing States or from institutions which have a bilateral cooperation agreement with The City Law School. There is no administration fee for submitting your application.


You will apply to the Visiting Scholar programme. The fee is £400. Fees may be waived for individuals from Developing States or from institutions which have a bilateral cooperation agreement with The City Law School. There is no administration fee for submitting your application.

Information

Personal Information


Address in London (if known)




Institution






Intended Visit Dates
Arrival: Departure:
Dates of intended visit at The City Law School

In the event that your first choice of dates is unavailable, please list up to two alternative periods:

Arrival: Departure:
Alternative Dates
Alternative Dates
Academic Information




Faculty Sponsor

If you wish you may list a faculty sponsor whose areas of interest align with your research project. However, please note that listing the faculty members here does not guarantee sponsorship. Sponsorship will depend on research topic, the discretion of the professor and available space.




Finance

Please list all your funding sources

Please note that Visiting Scholars are charged a fee of £400 and Visiting Fellows are charged a fee of £200 to participate in the Academic Visitor Programme at The City Law School. Fees may be waived for individuals from Developing States or from institutions which have a bilateral cooperation agreement with The City Law School. There is no administration fee for submitting your application.

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