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Programs Currently Open for Application
Other Programs
Visiting Scholars

IUSLAW visiting scholars perform guided research for periods ranging from a few weeks to a few months with the possibility in some cases of also being a visiting scholar at one of IUSLAW’s cooperating law schools.

Bracton Program in Comparative Jurisprudence

Program includes seminars and comparative research exploring historical convergences and divergences in legal theory and practice between Anglo-American and other legal traditions.

Private Programs

Seminars and events for individual professional associations, law firms or other organizations with content tailored to meet the needs of the specific entity.

Upcoming Events
Alumni reception

October 11, 2018; Washington DC

General Program Info
CLE / CPD

Our in-person programs in Washington, D.C. as well as our online seminars are both eligible for Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Professional Development (CLE/CPD) credits in most jurisdictions. The process of getting your hours/credits approved for CLE/CPD will vary depending on your jurisdiction.

For more information about CLE/CPD credit for specific programs or jurisdictions, please contact us.

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Visa / Travel

Although our programs do not require a visa, as a practical matter, some participants may need a visa to enter the country.  Read more below . . . .

More visa & travel information . . .

Visa Information
Our programs (themselves) do not require a visa; however, as a practical matter, you may need a visa to enter the United States if you do not already have one and depending on your country of origin. If you are from a country not participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and if you do not currently have a valid visa for travel to the United States, it will be necessary to apply for a Non-Immigrant (B) or “visitor” visa.

Travelers from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) do not need a visa to travel to the United States.  However, they do need a machine readable passport to enter the United States.  For more information about the Visa Waiver Program, go to https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html.

Where to apply for a Visitor Visa
Applicants for visitor visas generally should apply at the American Embassy or Consulate in their country of permanent residence.  Although visa applicants may apply at any U.S. consular office abroad, it may be more difficult to qualify for the visa outside the country of permanent residence.

A list of US embassies and consulates throughout the world can be found at: https://usembassy.state.gov. If your passport contains a previously issued visitor visa, you should inquire about special expedited procedures available at most consular offices for issuance of a new visitor visa.

Visa Application Process
The visa application process is handled differently in each country.  Through the link https://usembassy.state.gov, you can obtain the specific information you need to apply for a visa in your country.

How early should I apply?
Visa processing is sometimes delayed up to three to six weeks (or longer in some countries), so any participants who plan to apply for a visa should do so as early as possible.

Qualifying for a Visa
The visa application process varies from embassy to embassy but all require that you demonstrate the following:

  • a valid purpose for your trip;
  • plans to remain only for a specific, limited period;
  • strong ties to the resident country to compel your return.

The last requirement is especially important.

Note that a B visitor visa does not allow you to receive either salary or wages in the United States. You can not “work” in the U.S. on the B visa.

How can IUSLAW help?
If you would like to apply for a B visa, IUSLAW can send you a formal letter of invitation after you have completed your registration process and paid the applicable fees. You should then submit IUSLAW’s letter as part of your visa application.

Travel Information
For programs conducted in Washington, D.C., fly into either Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).  Quick and convenient Metro/subway service is available from Ronald Reagan National Airport into downtown Washington, D.C.  Shuttle service is available from all three airports into downtown Washington, D.C.  For programs conducted outside of Washington, D.C. please check the specific page about the program for travel information.

CLE / CPD

Our in-person programs in Washington, D.C. as well as our online seminars are both eligible for Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Professional Development (CLE/CPD) credits in most jurisdictions. The process of getting your hours/credits approved for CLE/CPD will vary depending on your jurisdiction.

For more information about CLE/CPD credit for specific programs or jurisdictions, please contact us.

.

Visa / Travel

Although our programs do not require a visa, as a practical matter, some participants may need a visa to enter the country.  Read more below . . . .

More visa & travel information . . .

Visa Information
Our programs (themselves) do not require a visa; however, as a practical matter, you may need a visa to enter the United States if you do not already have one and depending on your country of origin. If you are from a country not participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and if you do not currently have a valid visa for travel to the United States, it will be necessary to apply for a Non-Immigrant (B) or “visitor” visa.

Travelers from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) do not need a visa to travel to the United States.  However, they do need a machine readable passport to enter the United States.  For more information about the Visa Waiver Program, go to https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html.

Where to apply for a Visitor Visa
Applicants for visitor visas generally should apply at the American Embassy or Consulate in their country of permanent residence.  Although visa applicants may apply at any U.S. consular office abroad, it may be more difficult to qualify for the visa outside the country of permanent residence.

A list of US embassies and consulates throughout the world can be found at: https://usembassy.state.gov. If your passport contains a previously issued visitor visa, you should inquire about special expedited procedures available at most consular offices for issuance of a new visitor visa.

Visa Application Process
The visa application process is handled differently in each country.  Through the link https://usembassy.state.gov, you can obtain the specific information you need to apply for a visa in your country.

How early should I apply?
Visa processing is sometimes delayed up to three to six weeks (or longer in some countries), so any participants who plan to apply for a visa should do so as early as possible.

Qualifying for a Visa
The visa application process varies from embassy to embassy but all require that you demonstrate the following:

  • a valid purpose for your trip;
  • plans to remain only for a specific, limited period;
  • strong ties to the resident country to compel your return.

The last requirement is especially important.

Note that a B visitor visa does not allow you to receive either salary or wages in the United States. You can not “work” in the U.S. on the B visa.

How can IUSLAW help?
If you would like to apply for a B visa, IUSLAW can send you a formal letter of invitation after you have completed your registration process and paid the applicable fees. You should then submit IUSLAW’s letter as part of your visa application.

Travel Information
For programs conducted in Washington, D.C., fly into either Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).  Quick and convenient Metro/subway service is available from Ronald Reagan National Airport into downtown Washington, D.C.  Shuttle service is available from all three airports into downtown Washington, D.C.  For programs conducted outside of Washington, D.C. please check the specific page about the program for travel information.