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Research and Visiting Scholars

Judge Orhan Karabacak

“Penn State has a good international reputation and my doctoral advisor suggested I come here.” 

Judge Orhan Karabacak, writing a doctoral thesis on the role of the state in preserving cultural and natural heritage sites.
Visiting Scholar
Sakarya University, Turkey

S.J.D. Program  – S.J.D. candidates conduct research and writing leading to the production of a dissertation that makes an original and valuable contribution to legal scholarship.

Visiting Scholars - Penn State Law welcomes serious scholars from around the world to engage in independent legal research projects during one semester or full academic year visits. Visiting scholars typically hold an academic appointment as a law faculty member at a university located outside the U.S. or have equivalent professional credentials in the field of law.

Journal of Law and International Affairs -The Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (JLIA) is a digital, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, jointly published by Penn State's School of Law and School of International Affairs. The journal promotes academic and public discourse at the intersection of law and international affairs, featuring contributions in the areas of public and private international law, international relations, comparative law and politics, geography, economics, history, and policy issues in the various sciences.

Faculty Scholarship – Student opportunities exist for conducting International research and writing as research assistants to faculty specializing in international and transnational law and policy.