University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar (DVS) Program at the University of New Hampshire School of Law welcomes and encourages senior academics, policymakers, scholars, government officials and professionals, who wish to pursue their research interests at the law school to apply.

Visiting Scholars work with our faculty and dedicated Intellectual Property Librarian to develop their research agendas and have access to our IP Library, the largest collection of IP materials in the United States. The scholars may attend limited classes.

Selection Process

The selection process entails two steps: UNH Law Graduate Programs approval, and J-1 Scholar Visa approval.

An applicant must fill out an application available on our Website. Please include in your essay the subject, goal, and purpose of your research, as well as any intended publication resulting from your visiting scholarship at UNH Law. We also need to know what resources you desire to meet your goal. Please describe primary, secondary, interdisciplinary, or statistical information resources you anticipate needing while at UNH Law.

In addition, please inform us of the duration of your visit with a proposed start and ending date. This allows us to analyze the commitment of our resources required to help you meet your goals while at UNH Law.

Inquiries may be made to the following address: graduateprograms@law.unh.edu or with our International Student Advisor at Christine.Rousseau@law.unh.edu or (603) 513-5197.

Once we receive your proposal, if approved, you should receive an electronic reply (a formal invitation letter) within thirty days. At that time, you will be asked to furnish original degree transcripts and or certifications and proof of English language proficiency.

Application Deadlines

UNH Law has rolling admissions, so applying early is very important. Late applicants are evaluated if time and space permit.

Tuition

2014-15 Visiting Scholar Tuition
Please check here for detailed program information.

Scholar Description

Time Period in Residence

Tuition Fee

Government, Non-Government or Academic Official

One semester or less.

$2,500

 

Two semesters or less.

$5,000

 

Full academic year

$7,500

Financial Aid

The law school does not assist scholars with tuition fees or living expenses. The school does not have the ability to assist scholars with the task of securing outside funding.

J-1 Visas

The majority of scholars will need to obtain a J-1 Visa to matriculate as a scholar at UNH Law. Approved candidates will receive a DS-2019 application along with other supporting documents. The process may take anywhere from 4-6 weeks.

Housing

UNH Law does not offer on-campus housing, but the Graduate Programs office does assist scholars and their families with securing appropriate housing.

Living Expenses

Living expense costs are established each year. Scholars must submit a International Applicant Financial Declaration, along with supporting documents for living expenses.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is required for all scholars. A student may submit a private health insurance plan for approval.