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Durham Law School

Visiting Scholars Programme

Durham Law School welcomes applications to its Visiting Scholars Programme. The School is widely-acknowledged to be one of the leading Law Schools in the UK and is a recognised centre of international excellence in legal scholarship and research. It has particular research strengths in the following areas: human rights; commercial law; criminal law and justice; European Union law; gender and legal theory; medical law and bioethics as supported by the numerous research centres and groups.

Visiting Scholars will be based at Durham for a period from a week to a year. We give preference to applications for visits of up to three months, though we will consider applications for longer stays in order to allow Scholars to engage in research with academics working in related fields. Scholars are expected to pursue a specific research project while within the School and both to deliver and participate in research seminars.

The School does not provide financial support for travel, accommodation or subsistence. Scholars are responsible for ensuring that they have the correct travel documentation, including visas.

Admissions and Further Questions

Because of the large number of applications we receive each year, Durham Law School is unable to accommodate all those who express interest in visiting for research purposes. Prospective visiting scholars must identify a possible sponsor in his / her area of research and contact them prior to submitting an application to be a visiting scholar at the Law School. Once that sponsor has been identified, applications should ask the sponsor for a brief statement of support.

Please see our Policy and Procedure for detailed guidelines on how to apply. For any further questions please contact us at