Visiting Fellowships at the Institute
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law welcomes applications from international legal academics and scholars to conduct their own research whilst based in London. The objectives of the Visiting Research Fellowship are to provide scholars with an opportunity to have a base in London to carry out independent research work - which should be closely linked with that of the Institute, its research fellows, and its ongoing research programme - whilst benefiting from working in proximity with the Institute's permanent research staff.
Visiting Research Fellows are provided for the duration of their stay with a shared work station, computer and, if relevant, BIICL email address. In return, a small 'bench fee' of £100 a month is charged to cover administration costs. The Visiting Research Fellow will be expected to present a seminar, if requested, and to engage appropriately with Institute events. The Visiting Research Fellow will be expected to take out Institute membership.
Please note that applicants must ensure that they are legally entitled to work in the UK in order to be considered for a Visiting Fellowship. Applicants currently in the UK on a tourist visa are not eligible for the Visiting Fellowship Programme.
To apply for a Visiting Research Fellowship, in the first instance please email the following information to the General Manager, Geoffrey Sautner, at email@example.com:
- A brief biographical note;
- A brief summary of the research you intend to carry out whilst at BIICL;
- A short reference from an academic institution, professional body or similar; and
- The proposed length of stay.
Current Visiting Fellows of the Institute are as follows:
- Dr. Abayomi Al-Ameen, PhD in Competition Law, preparing a publication entitled 'Anti-Trust: The Person-Centred Approach'
- Paul Barnett, Adviser on Treaty Practice and Procedures, Formerly Head of Treaty Section, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (2002-2010)
- Dr. George Barker, Director, Centre for Law and Economics, Australian National University
- Alex Bates, Barrister, International Criminal Lawyer and Consultant
- Marta Bo, PhD Candidate in Public International Law, University of Genova
- Pierro Canio, PhD candidate, International Law, University of Bari
- Dr. Elena Consiglio, Researcher in Public Comparative Law and Philosophy of Law, University of Palermo
- Tim Cowen, Barrister, Visiting Professor City of London School of Law; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, European Business School, London
- Andrew Dickinson, Solicitor Advocate and Consultant, Clifford Chance LLP, England
- Professor Malcolm Forster, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
- Francesco Gelmetti, University of Milan
- Besim Hatinoglu, PhD candidate in Private International Law, Cambridge University
- Professor Margot Horspool, Visiting Fellow in European Law, London
- Simone Hutter, Visiting Fellow in International Law, PhD candidate - Starvation as a Weapon
- Soomi Kim, Director of Bureau of Legislation Support, South Korean Ministry of Government Legislation
- Professor Matthias Lehmann, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, School of Law and Business
- Professor Sabine Schlemmer-Schulte, Professor of Law at McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento
- Dr. Heba Shahein, Visiting Tutor, King's College London, Dickson Poon School of Law
- Vincent Smith, Consultant, Hausfeld & Co LLP
- Professor Jane Stapleton, Ernest E Smith Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law; Statutory Visiting Professor and Member of the Law Faculty of Oxford University; Professor, John Fleming Centre for Advancement of Legal Research, The Australian National University College of Law
- Jane Welch, formerly Director of the Institute's European Financial and Corporate Law Centre
Honorary Fellowships at BIICL
The Institute appoints a select number of Honorary Fellows each year on the basis of their outstanding and ongoing contributions to its work.
Honorary Fellows are invited by the Director to join the Institute and appointed annually. Honorary Fellows are provided with Institute email, office and computer facilities where necessary and will be eligible to apply to the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies for library access. All Honorary Fellows are invited to join the Institute at the academic rate and will be eligible to attend Institute events at that rate.
The Institute has currently three Honorary Fellows:
- Professor Don Greig of the Australian National University
- Professor Alan Boyle of the University of Edinburgh
- Lady Hazel Fox CMG QC 4-5 Gray's Inn Square