Visiting Foreign Scholars

University of Houston Law Center Interim Dean Richard Alderman and Peggy Fortner, director of Graduate Legal Studies, welcome visiting scholars who will be conducting research and studying in various areas of the law during the 2013-14 school year.  Since 2007, the Law Center has hosted 38 scholars from 15 countries. Clockwise from left are Haci Acikgul from Turkey, who will work in the area of Consumer Law; Alderman; Xiaojing Chen, China, Energy and Environmental Law; Yangbing Wang, China, International Investments and Environmental Protection; Camilla Sciume, Italy, Contract Law; Milosz Hodun, Iceland, Doctrine of Implied Powers and Necessary and Proper Clause; Fortner; and Luz Sanchez, Spain, Nanopatents.

University of Houston Law Center Interim Dean Richard Alderman and Peggy Fortner, director of Graduate Legal Studies, welcome visiting scholars who will be conducting research and studying in various areas of the law during the 2013-14 school year.  Since 2007, the Law Center has hosted 38 scholars from 15 countries. Clockwise from left are Haci Acikgul from Turkey, who will work in the area of Consumer Law; Alderman; Xiaojing Chen, China, Energy and Environmental Law; Yangbing Wang, China, International Investments and Environmental Protection; Camilla Sciume, Italy, Contract Law; Milosz Hodun, Iceland, Doctrine of Implied Powers and Necessary and Proper Clause; Fortner; and Luz Sanchez, Spain, Nanopatents.

Most visiting scholars are funded by their university, home government, or through organizations such as Fulbright International.  When possible, scholars should plan to begin their visit in August or January.  Visitors may apply at any time, but should allow a minimum of two months for the University of Houston to process paperwork and issue visa documents.

Here’s how to apply:
Send the following information to Associate Dean Richard Alderman at ralderman@central.uh.edu:

  • Dates of visit
  • Description of research
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Funding source

The school provides shared office space, and access to the law library and Internet.  Visiting scholars may, with approval, audit a class when the time of their visit coincides with the beginning of a semester. The Law Center may be unable to accommodate all requests. 


Peggy Fortner, second left, director of Graduate Legal Studies, and Associate Dean Richard Alderman, right, welcome visiting foreign scholars who will be working and studying at the Law Center this school year. Xining Li , left, will research Laws and Regulations Governing Electronic Banking in China and the United States:  A Comparative Analysis. Laurent Tran will be focusing on Consumer Protection in the Sale of Goods, and Bin Li will research Death Penalty Procedure in Texas.

Peggy Fortner, left, director of Graduate Legal Studies, and Associate Dean Richard Alderman, right, welcome visiting foreign scholars who will be working and studying at the Law Center this school year. Kim Seongsoo, second left, a professor at the National Police University, Department of Law, in the Republic of Korea, will research Civil and Comparative law. Xiaobo Fan, an associate professor at the Intellectual Property Research Center of Beijing University of Chemical Technology, will be focusing on Intellectual Property Law.

 

 

Meet the Scholars of 2011-12

Judit Danko

Judit Danko

Judit Danko, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, earned her undergraduate degree in Law and Public Administration and her J.D. in 2005 from the University of Szeged, Hungary. She worked as a legal adviser at the Agricultural and Rural Development Agency for several years before applying to the International and European Public Law masters program at the Erasmus School of Law, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the environmental consequences of the ever-increasing production of biofuels in the agricultural sector and its future challenges and opportunities in the U.S.A. and European Union.

China Fan

Xiaoliang “Eric” Fan

Xiaoliang “Eric” Fan, a Ph.D. candidate from the Institute of International Law at Wuhan University in  China, is visiting the Law Center for three months through mid-February 2012. The subject of his research is "The Choice of Law in International Banking."

 

 

Meet the Scholars of 2010

Murat Aydin

Murat Aydin
Turkey
Research Area: Criminal Law

Henrique Costa

Henrique Costa
Brazil
Research Area: Civil Procedure

Evren, Cinar

Cinar Evren
Turkey
Research Area: Administrative Law and energy regulations

Lim, Zhi

Zhi Li
China
Research Area: International Sports Law

Liu, Qian

Qian Liu
China
Research Area: U.S. environmental damages policies

Hongning Wang

Hongning Wang
China
Research Area: International economic crime