Visiting Fellowship Program
at BYU Law School


Description: The Visiting Fellowship Program provides aspiring academics the opportunity to develop “world class, innovative scholarship” in preparation for a career in legal academia. (BYU Law Mission Statement). Visiting Fellows will be full participants in the intellectual and spiritual life of BYU Law. They will attend regular works-in-progress discussions on faculty scholarship, present their own scholarship to faculty members, and otherwise work to develop their own research agenda and scholarship.

Jane Mitchell (left) and Ana Cabral Bonham (right) are current Visiting Fellows at BYU Law.

Fellows will join the Law School for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. During the first year of the fellowship, scholars will be expected to write and present at least one full-length law review article. Fellows who are renewed for a second year will continue to develop their scholarship while also going on the legal academic job market. All fellows will be expected to remain in residence at BYU Provo for the extent of their fellowship.

Qualifications: All applicants should hold a law degree (JD) from an ABA-approved law school in the US, an equivalent degree if applying with a foreign law degree, or a similar terminal degree. Competitive candidates will demonstrate an interest in law teaching and scholarship with a record of strong legal research and writing skills.

Compensation: Fellows will be salaried employees who earn $70,000 per year plus benefits. Fellows will be provided office space and access to the Howard W. Hunter Law Library research resources. Fellows will also have a travel budget of $1,500 per year to attend academic conferences.

Deadline: The application for the Visiting Fellowship Program will generally be available each year in November and due in early January. To search for existing openings, visit, select “Faculty Positions,” and then enter the keywords “Law Research Fellow.” If accepted, fellows will be expected to begin their fellowship on September 1.

Employment at BYU: All employees of Brigham Young University agree to maintain the standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as defined by the CES Honor Code and Dress and Grooming Standards, both on and off campus, 24 hours a day.

As an educational institution affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU prefers to hire faithful members of the Church who are committed to the BYU mission.

BYU employees who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.


Questions: Please email for any additional questions.