BCLC Visiting Researcher Program

Our Visiting Researcher program takes advantage of the School of Law’s unique curricular programs in criminal law and accomplished criminal law faculty to provide visitors with the perfect setting for conducting research in domestic, comparative and international criminal law.

Visiting Researchers are provided with access to the Charles B. Sears Law Library as well as to major American online legal databases. Visitors also have the opportunity to discuss their research with the criminal law faculty at the University at Buffalo School of Law. They further benefit from sharing their work with other Visiting Researchers.

Please note that while Visiting Researchers are not charged an accommodation fee, visitors must find their own housing for the duration of their stay in Buffalo, and there is no financial aid available.

Furthermore, Visiting Researchers who are not citizens or residents of the U.S. will require a visa to study at the University at Buffalo. In some cases, the process of obtaining a visa can take several months, so prospective scholars should apply early.

Scholars interested in the Visiting Researcher Program should send contact bclc@buffalo.edu and include:

  • a copy of their curriculum vitae
  • information regarding the desired length of their stay
  • the topic that they intend to research during their visit

Additional questions and comments should be directed to BCLC Director, Professor Luis Chiesa.