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Center for Animal Law Studies

Visiting International Research Scholar Application Process

The Center for Animal Law Studies’ International Animal Law Program invites animal law professionals, lawyers, judges, and practitioners from other countries to apply for Visiting International Scholar positions. These positions are suitable for international scholars who wish to conduct self-directed research on animal law for periods of one week to one year.

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Since we expect Visiting Scholars to contribute to the law school community and communicate with students and faculty, they must be fluent in spoken and written English. We also require Scholars to possess a strong interest in animal law and specific research goals and interests.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline depends on availability. If you are accepted, please allow at least three months before your visit for visa processing and other arrangements.

To Apply:

Submit to Natasha Dolezal:

1.  Your current C.V. or resume;

2.  A letter of intent outlining your time frame for a visit, research subjects of interest and goals, presentation topics while visiting for students, and any other pertinent information; and

3.  Two letters of reference from colleagues who can describe your interest in studying U.S. animal law and your potential for successful research on our campus.

Natasha Dolezal
International Animal Law Visiting Scholar Program
Lewis & Clark Law School
10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97219



Visiting International Scholars must hold a law degree in their home country and intend to study animal law.

The fee for visiting is $1,000 per semester. Scholars from developing countries or Scholars who have financial constraints may request a partial or full waiver of the visitor fee.

Our International Student Office will assist in obtaining visas. Scholars will have access to our extensive animal law collection in the Boley Law Library, as well as access to computers and in our lab or library. We can only offer limited computer assistance for visitors who bring their own laptop computers. Lewis and Clark Law School has ample works spaces, but not necessarily a private office.

Scholars may attend Lewis & Clark Law School conferences and events at nominal or no cost and may audit our animal law classes as an auditor at no additional charge. Scholars are also invited to participate in the LL.M. graduate animal law seminar, and to give talks to student groups and faculty regarding their research and issues from their own country.

Scholars are required to provide their own health insurance, valid in the United States, during their stay with certain minimum coverage levels. Scholars may also purchase insurance through the college (inquire with the International Student Office about current amount). We can advise you what type of insurance you need to have if you prefer to provide your own coverage.