UNSW Law School is host to Australian and international academic visitors every year.  They may be from the legal profession, from industry or be academic visitors from other universities. UNSW Law visitors provide a valuable opportunity for the exchange of ideas, collaborative research with research centres or law clusters, and the establishment of national and international relationships. 

Formally invited visitors to UNSW Law may contribute to academic programs, present current research at a Law weekly academic seminar, guest lecture or be involved in collaborative research with academic members of UNSW Law or one of its research centres.

Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars are self-funded and visit UNSW Law on a formal invitation to undertake research and related academic activities. For these short or longer-term self-funded visits, UNSW Law School will endeavour to provide academic visitors with workspace including computer, printing facilities, landline phone and access to library resources. The Law School is not able to assist with accommodation arrangements but using any web browser to search for local Sydney rental options can provide helpful information as to budget and location.

Visiting Scholar Application Process

For both short and long visits, you must have a UNSW Law academic willing to be your academic host and will need to provide your CV as well as documentation outlining your proposed research activities and how you will contribute to the Faculty more broadly during your visit.

  • For proposed visits of 3 months or longer, your academic host will arrange to complete the relevant forms to allow consideration of your application. Please contact him or her for further information.
  • For proposed visits of less than 3 months, the Visiting Scholar Application Form must be completed at least 8 weeks prior to your intended visit. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note that UNSW Law receives many applications from prospective visitors, and due to space restrictions not all applications will be successful. 

For further Information email LAW.VisitingScholars@unsw.edu.au.