Annual Opportunities

(Application Period Closed)

Student Scholars Program


Through research and writing, Student Scholars at the Institute will spend one academic year contributing to USALI’s ongoing legal reform projects in China and elsewhere in East Asia. These include promoting criminal justice reform and strengthening public interest law in the fields of public interest lawyering, labor rights, and anti-discrimination. 

Student Scholars will receive guidance and feedback from USALI’s directors and staff as part of NYU Law’s Directed Research program (which offers 2 academic credits). Along with receiving research and writing guidance from USALI’s directors, Scholars will be given the opportunity to engage with USALI staff and Visiting Scholars.



(Applications will open mid-December 2019)

Visiting Scholars Program

The U.S.-Asia Law Institute hosts a small number of outstanding scholars each year. Our Visiting Scholars include judges, prosecutors, lawyers, legal journalists, and legislators, as well as academics. 

The program for visiting scholars extends specified courtesy titles and privileges to scholars of distinction who visit New York University in order to engage in research and scholarship, and in general scholarly and cultural interaction with New York University’s faculty and students.

Currently, the application period is closed. Applications will be accepted beginning in December 2019. Please check the website for details, or subscribe to our mailing list for notifications.