​Texas A&M Law Visiting Scholar Program

The Texas A&M University School of Law Visiting Scholar Program welcomes qualified individuals to undertake independent research. Visits can last from a few weeks to a full year. Visitors from outside the U.S. will need to qualify for a J-1 visa. Visitors are provided with a faculty host, workspace, and library access. Visitors are encouraged to engage in the intellectual life of the School of Law including faculty programs and conferences. Scholars must be able to support their cost of living for the duration of their stay (including any accompanying family) and the program fee.

Space for the program is limited. The application process generally takes from 6-8 months and requires various forms and documentation outlined on this ISFS J-1 documentation checklist. These are generally:  CV, research proposal/activity statement, proof of English language proficiency, copy of passport and proof of financial support for the duration of the proposed visit. There is a $1,000 USD administrative fee to defray the costs of processing a Visiting Scholar application. 

We invite you to visit our faculty ​profiles page to determine which of our faculty members research interests align with your own.

Hear from one of our visiting scholars:

“Being a visiting scholar at Texas A&M Law School is a very important year in my academic career. Thanks to Professor Peter Yu and Professor Charlotte Ku for the invitation and help that gave me this valuable opportunity to enjoy the rich and colorful academic resources of Texas A&M Law School. The animated, lively atmosphere of academic events at Texas A&M Law School, such as the IP roundtable which gathered the top IP scholars from around the world, strongly impressed me. I listened to and talked with the best American law researchers in various areas​ by attending the Faculty Speaker Series events. By sitting in on classes and having friendly discussions with all the highly accomplished professors at A&M Law School, I was able to compare the difference between legal education in America and China. In addition, I received a great deal of inspiration on teaching skills and learned how to do research with a more precise and objective attitude.”

- Joy Wang, visiting scholar

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CLIP visiting scholars 2017-18During 20​17-20​18, the Center for Law and Intellectual Property​ was home to three visiting scholars from China: Professors Gao Lanying of Guilin University of Electronic Technology (second right), Shao Yan of Anhui University of Finance and Economics (far left) and Wang (Joy) Zican of South China University of Technology (third left). Also shown on the photo are Texas A&M Law Professors Peter K. Yu (second left), Jeff Slattery (far right) and Srividhya Ragavan (third right)