University of New Hampshire

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.

In order to determine whether we have the resources to serve your needs, we require a detailed description of your Research Proposal for your time at UNH Law.  Each proposal must include the following:

• We want to know about you and your background. Please describe your background and your current position in government, academia or non-governmental organization. A current copy of your full CV is required and can be referenced to meet this requirement. Also required is proof of your undergraduate and graduate level degrees.

• We need to know the subject, goal and purpose of your research as well as any intended publication resulting from your visiting scholarship at UNH Law.

• We 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. 

• We need to know 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 goal while at UNH Law.

Please forward all documents to:

Director of Graduate Programs
University of New Hampshire School of Law
2 White Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

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

The director of the Franklin Pierce Center for IP, the director of Graduate Programs, the appropriate program chair, and the IP lbrarian will determine whether your proposal supports your application to be approved as an appropriate distinguished visiting scholar.  Once we receive your proposal, if approved, you should receive a reply (a formal invitation letter) within thirty days.

Application Deadlines

UNH Law has rolling admissions, so applying early is very important. Late applicants are evaluated if time and space permit. Applicants typically receive a decision within four weeks of a completed application.

Tuition and Fees


2013 Visiting Scholar Charges

Scholar Description

Time Period

Tuition Fee

Government Official

< 1 semester or summer term

$2,500

 

> 1 semester

< 2 semesters

$5,000

 

Academic year

$7,500

Academic or Non-Governmental Official

< 1 semester or summer term

$2,500

 

> 1 semester

< 2 semesters

$5,000

 

Academic year

$7,500

Invited by UNH Law

< 12 months

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Financial Aid

The law school does not assist scholars with tuition fees or with 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.  Medical insurance coverage may also be purchased under the school policy.


Past Distinguished Visiting IP Scholars include:


2012

Qinglin Liu, Researcher, Intellectual Property Development & Research Center, State Intellectual Property Office, Beijing, China - Research topic: Patent Analysis and IP Research

Wenxia Liu, Patent Examiner, Patent Examination Cooperation Center of the Patent Office, State Intellectual Property Office, Beijing, China


2011

Monica Lajo Ibanez, Spanish government

Xuedong Zeng, Division Director, Executive Office of Chongqing Intellectual Property Office, State Intellectual Property Office, China


2010

Wei Du, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences - Research Topic: Intellectual Property Management and Technology

Yubing Li, Researcher, Intellectual Property Development & Research Center, State Intellectual Property Office, Beijing, China

Aleck Ncube

Feng Wu, Researcher, Intellectual Property Development & Research Center, State Intellectual Property Office, Beijing, China

Yixia Si


2009

Brisa Burriel Fuster, IP Lawyer, Centre de Transferència de Tecnologia, Technical University of Catalonia - Research topic: IPR Management in Technology Transfer: Processes and Procedure Towards an Efficient Practice, Starting Point: University vs. Technology Center

Masayosi Inamura, Senior Patent Examiner, Japan Patent Office

Yuehong Wang

Chunping Zhang


2008

Xianping Feng, Patent Examiner

Shurong Wang, Chief of Patent Enforcement, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Intellectual Property Office

Kyung Hee Kweon, Saegil Patent & Law Firm, South Korea


2007

Haitao Wang, Director of Planning and Development Office, Yunan Provincial Intellectual Property Office, SIPO, China

Qiuping Xu, Hunan Provincial Intellectual Property Office, SIPO, China

Hiroyuki Honda, Japan Patent Office, Tokyo, Japan

Adejoke Oyewunmi, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, as well as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Commercial and Industrial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Javier Framinan Santas, Doctor of Law, University of Santiago de Compostela. Member of the Institute of Industrial Rights and Professor of Mercantile Rights of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain


2006

Chun, Ho Pil, Presidential Security Service, South Korean government - Research Topic: Prevention Methods of Protection Related Crimes Through the Analysis of International Crime Environments and Significant Accidents

Louise (Liming) Wang, Professor and Chief Legal Counsel, BenQ - Research topic: The Early History of IP between the U.S. and China

Wei Wang, Official of Hebei Intellectual Property Administration, State Intellectual Property Office, China

Yuming Yang, Official of Jiangsu Intellectual Property Administration, State Intellectual Property Office, China


2005

Murlidhar Balasubramanian, Fulbright Scholar from India researching global anti-counterfeiting, India


2001

Zhihua Zeng, Researcher, Intellectual Property Development & Research Center, State Intellectual Property Office, Beijing, China


 

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