Haryo Nugroho

A perfect combination of academic and non-academic life — that is the essential point I would like to make about my experience in UVA’s LL.M. program.

Highly qualified faculty members, supported by a wide collection of legal resources, are exactly what UVA Law provides. In the classroom, not only are LL.M. students mixed with J.D. students, but the low number of students per class in the upper-level courses provides a more effective learning process because students can be involved more in discussion with the professor and classmates.

The program does not just concentrate on how to add value to your legal knowledge, but also on providing you with non-academic activities that can support your academic performance. Through the Peer Advisor Program, the LL.M. students are involved in a number of UVA Law community activities, including softball and learning about different aspects of American culture. More

Visiting Scholar Program

Each year, the University of Virginia School of Law accepts a small number of visiting scholars from around the world. Given the difficulty of choosing among many qualified applicants, we typically limit invitations to full-time academics currently affiliated with a university who have a special need for our library resources in order to complete a well-defined research project. In exceptional circumstances, we also will consider applications from judges, government officials, or practitioners who otherwise meet these requirements.

Please note that our visiting scholar program is not open to students currently pursuing doctoral or other degree programs at other academic institutions, whether in the United States or abroad.  Such candidates are invited to consider applying for admission to our LL.M. program.

Under our program, visiting scholars have access to the Law School's library facilities, to the legal research services WestLaw and Lexis, and to the resident faculty. Scholars may also informally audit up to two Law School courses each semester, provided there is room in the desired courses after degree students have completed registration. Please note that our visiting scholars pay a research tuition fee. For 2015-16, this fee will be $3,850 per semester or part thereof.

Those interested in being considered for participation in the program should send their curriculum vitae, proposed dates of residence, an outline of their proposed research program, and at least one letter of recommendation to:

Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee
c/o Graduate Studies Office
University of Virginia School of Law
580 Massie Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22903-1738
Phone: (434) 924-3154
Fax: (434) 982-6682

Applications for the Visiting Scholars Program must be received by March 1 for the following academic year or part thereof. Invitations are usually made in April or May.  Candidates who require an earlier response in order to meet the requirements of their prospective funding source, such as the China Scholarship Council, should clearly state in their cover e-mail the date by which they require an answer, and ensure that their application is complete at least 6 weeks prior to that date.

University of Virginia School of Law
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-1738

Telephone: (434) 924-3154
Fax: (434) 982-6682
e-mail: gradadmitlaw@virginia.edu

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