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Visiting Research Scholars Program

Benefits for Visiting Scholars

• Visiting Scholars are entitled to a BuckID card, which allows them to use the facilities of the Moritz College, including the law library, and the University.

• Visiting scholars are granted permission to use the legal search engines as a Moritz College of Law affiliate.

• While doing research at Moritz, visiting scholars are able to audit 1-2 courses per semester.

• Visiting scholars are assigned a faculty sponsor who will provide them with limited feedback regarding their research.

• Each visiting scholar will be given a private, secure carrel in the Moritz Law Library.

• The Moritz College of Law maintains a computer lab for the exclusive use of its students and visitors. Located in the Moritz Law Library, the lab is equipped with over 40 computers containing Corel WordPerfect and Microsoft office suites, CALI programs, and access to Lexis, Westlaw, the Internet and email. The lab also has two high-capacity laser printers to which the computers are networked. Printing costs operate on a card-swipe system, using the BuckID card and debiting the scholars’ BuckID account. In addition, the lab has laser printers that can be used when printing from Lexis and Westlaw.

• All of Drinko Hall, where the Moritz College is housed, is covered by the OSU wireless network. Through wireless network, visiting scholars have access to the Internet, email, Westlaw and Lexis. To use the network scholars will need a laptop computer equipped with compliant wireless network interface. More information on the network, configuring and registering laptops will be provided upon arrival at the Moritz College of Law.

• At Moritz and Ohio State, there are frequently guest lecturers who come to speak. Visiting Scholars are able to attend many of these lectures.

The program fee for visiting scholars is $1,200 per semester, with no fee for the summer semester. Visiting scholars also pay a $400 fee to process their visa application. Fees can be waived for visiting scholars from our partner universities.

• Visitors are required to purchase health insurance for themselves and their families. Details about this insurance requirement will be sent with the DS-2019, once visiting scholars are admitted.

• Visitors should not plan to work while in the U.S. They are expected to spend their time pursuing their research project and have the option of auditing classes.

• Visitors will be asked to submit a brief report before their departure date that includes information on the research topic, progress made on the topic during the visit, how the research will benefit the visiting scholar’s professional life (and sponsor, if applicable), and any administrative suggestions for the Assistant Dean.