International Scholar-in-Residence Program
For the past several years, William & Mary Law School has welcomed legal professionals and academics from around the world to visit and study at our Williamsburg campus. We invite qualified candidates to apply to this exciting program which allows for the pursuit of legal research in a renowned academic environment.
International Scholar-in-Residence Benefits
- 24-hour access to Law School facilities and the Law Library with your W&M ID card
- Library privileges at both the Law School and the College
- Audit Law one course per semester on a space-available basis. Books to be purchased by scholar.
- Admission to lectures and other events held at the Law School
Admission to the program is competitive, and spaces are limited. Scholars may choose to visit for either 6 months ($2,500) or 12 months ($5,000).
Those interested in participating should submit the completed application form (PDF), a current resume, and a 1-2 page research proposal, to [[rhrose, Professor Ronald Rosenberg]]. Application materials should be submitted 3-4 months prior to the candidate's proposed visit dates.
Upon receipt of your application, a committee will review your submission. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an admission letter as well as instructions for proceeding with the visa process. Please note that scholars come to William & Mary on a J-1 visa, which visa requires that visitors must be able to provide proof of medical insurance for themselves and any family members.
Soon after your arrival in Williamsburg, you will be contacted with regard to an orientation meeting here at the Law School. The orientation will consist of a tour of the Law School and the Law Library, a brief meeting with one of the law librarians, a meeting with Professors Rosenberg and Stevenson, who will be your faculty mentors. You will also need to visit the International Students Office at the Reves Center for immigration processing, and then the W&M Campus Center to obtain your W&M ID card ($20 fee).