Monday, October 24, 2011

Visiting Scholars Program at Berkeley School of Law


The Center for the Study of Law and Society invites applications for visiting scholars for 2011-2012. The Center fosters empirical research and theoretical analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal change, and the social consequences of law. Closely linked to the School of Law, CSLS creates a multidisciplinary milieu with a faculty of distinguished socio-legal scholars in sociology of law, political science, criminal justice studies, law and economics, legal history, law and psychology, and legal and social philosophy, along with visiting socio-legal scholars from the United States and around the world. U.C. Berkeley faculty members affiliated with the Center include Kathryn Abrams, K.T. Albiston, Kenneth Bamberger, Eric Biber, Irene Bloemraad, Mark Brilliant, Marianne Constable, Robert Cooter, Lauren B. Edelman, Samera Esmeir, Sean Farhang, Malcolm M. Feeley, Neil Fligstein, Cybelle Fox, Marion Fourcade, Joseph Gusfield, Heather Haveman, Kinch Hoekstra, Rucker C. Johnson, Sanford Kadish, Robert A. Kagan, Linda Krieger, Christopher Kutz, Taeku Lee, David Lieberman, Katerina Linos, Kristin Luker, Robert MacCoun, Charles J. McClain, Jr., Justin McCrary, Saira Mohammed, Calvin Morrill, Laura Nader, Anne Joseph O'Connell, Victoria Plaut, Steven Raphael, Bertrall Ross, Daniel L. Rubinfeld, Harry N. Scheiber, Martin Shapiro, Jonathan Simon, David Sklansky, Sarah Song, Margaret Taylor, David Vogel, Leti Volpp, David Winickoff and Franklin E. Zimring.


1. Applicants normally must possess a Ph.D. or J.D. (or foreign equivalent).

2. Applicants must submit a full curriculum vitae.

3. Applicants must submit a letter describing their proposed program of research or study, specifying the time period they wish to be in residence at the Center. Applicants must pursue a program of research or study which is of mutual interest to faculty members at the Center for the Study of Law and Society.
4. Applicants must indicate their source of funding while visiting Berkeley, e.g. sabbatical pay, scholarship, government funding, personal funds, etc. Unfortunately, the Center cannot offer stipends or other financial assistance. Monthly minimum requirements for foreign exchange scholars are: $1600 per month for the J-1 scholar, $500 per month for the J-2 spouse, $200 per month for each J-2 child.

Among the benefits of being a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society are: library privileges at the Law School and at all campus libraries; invitation to our weekly Bag Lunch Speaker Series, workshops, and scholarly exchanges; UCB campus privileges, such as athletic facilities and permission to audit classes; and, when possible, assignment to shared or other office space and use of computer, internet, and other facilities.

The Center will consider applications for periods of time that vary from one month duration to the full academic year.

Berkeley campus fee
Each visitor is required to pay an annual $400 University Service Fee to the Berkeley campus to obtain a campus ID card and to have access to the Berkeley Libraries and University facilities. This fee is collected by the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs office (VSPA) and paid online after the scholar arrives.

CSLS fee
Since 2011-2012, each visiting scholar has been required to pay $200 per semester or part of a semester, payable after the scholar arrives. The CSLS fee does not apply to visiting student researchers.

Foreign Visitors (DS-2019) fee
There is an assessment of $450 charged for the application processing of a DS-2019 document needed to secure a J-1 visa.

Unless otherwise noted, all fees should be paid by check or money order and made payable to the Regents of the University of California.

Please submit your application by November 14, 2010 by e-mail to or by postal mail to: Visiting Scholars Program, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2150. Inquiries may be made to the Director, Professor Calvin Morrill at or to the Executive Director, Dr. Rosann Greenspan at

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