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Center for Asian Law

CAL’s Visiting Researchers Program


Consistent with The Center for Asian Law’s mission as an important hub for research and scholarship on public law, policy and regulatory reform in Asia,  the CAL will host 5- 10 Visiting Researchers from the Asian region and those whose research has an Asian region focus.  A Visiting Researcher is typically a researcher who is working towards a terminal degree or doing postgraduate work at another institution.


The program provides Visiting Researchers access to the Law School’s library as well as other libraries at the University of Pennsylvania for their independent research while in residence.  Visiting Researchers may be able, from time to time, to consult with faculty directors and Scholars of the CAL.  The Visiting Researchers are also strongly encouraged to attend the CAL’s scholarly programs and initiatives.  The Visiting Researchers  are also invited to events and programs at the law school and the University, including at the newly launched Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania.  There will also be opportunities to present their work and meet important speakers to CAL as well as other members of the Law School community.


In selecting applicants, the CAL considers the applicant’s background, field of interest, scholarly achievement, research proposal, the proposed research area, and English language proficiency. Visitors normally are in residence at the Law School for either a semester or academic year.


Please contact International Programs for further information.