McGeorge hosts international scholars, professors, judges and practitioners conducting law-related research through our Visiting Scholars Program.

While at McGeorge, visiting scholars receive support from the Graduate and International Programs Office. Visiting scholars also enjoy access to our library, including Lexis and Westlaw research databases, and a study carrel.

Visiting Scholars
Apply to the program

We invite applicants to participate in McGeorge’s Visiting Scholar Program for either a full academic year or one semester term. Visiting scholars may start the program in either the Fall (August) or Spring (January) semesters. Summer start (May, June and July) is not available. English language proficiency is required: minimum of TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.0. If English language test scores are not available, English language proficiency may be demonstrated by other means, including a video interview.

To encourage involvement and interaction with the campus community, visiting scholars are expected to participate in the life of the law school by attending student and faculty events, presenting their research at a Visiting Scholars’ Roundtable, and auditing a minimum of one course each semester. Upon arrival, visiting scholars must attend Visiting Scholar Orientation, and upon completion of the program, visiting scholars must submit a copy or summary of their research project.

The fee for the Visiting Scholar program is $4,500 per semester.