I received this notice from my friend Gary Born and thought it worth sharing. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity for any academic interested in international arbitration. My Pepperdine colleague Tom Stipanowich was the resident scholar last semester, and he could not say enough about the experience. Here’s the formal announcement:
The International Arbitration Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London is pleased to announce that it is accepting indications of interest for its Scholar-in-Residence Program for the academic year 2011-2012 and the summer of 2011. Indications of interest are invited from all full-time legal academics, particularly in the fields of international arbitration and litigation, private international law, public international law, and comparative law, regardless of seniority or country of qualification.
The Scholar-in-Residence Program brings talented professors, lecturers and and other academics from all jurisdictions to our London office to collaborate with our international arbitration team on both professional matters and academic projects and to contribute generally to the intellectual life of the office. (A description of our International Arbitration Group is here. Visiting scholars are provided with an office, use of library and other research facilities, and secretarial and other support services, as well as an honorarium in appropriate cases. Specific terms and conditions, including with regard to the length of residence and weekly time commitments, are determined on a case-by-case basis in light of program participants’ experience and needs, and other academic and professional engagements. Past participants have included distinguished academics in the fields of international dispute resolution, international trade and public international law.Participants have been in residence for periods ranging from 1 month to 9 months, with time commitments ranging from a few hours per week to full-time.
Interested academics are invited to send their resume/CV to Phillipa.Keast@wilmerhale.com, together with a brief indication of preferred starting and ending dates of residence and contemplated time commitments. General inquiries regarding the Scholar-in-Residence Program, including for future years, are also invited.