Aspiring Academics Can Develop Legal Scholarship Through the Visiting Fellowship Program

By Michael Cazanave November 7, 2023

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

Does a career in legal academia interest you? Consider developing your scholarship through BYU Law’s Visiting Fellowship Program. Visiting Fellows write and present one full-length law review article, attend regular works-in-progress discussions on faculty scholarship, and define their own research agenda and expertise. Visiting Fellows may be renewed for a second year to continue to build and refine their scholarship and explore the legal academic job market. 

Visiting Fellows are salaried employees in residence at BYU Provo and are full participants in the intellectual and spiritual life of BYU Law. 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 present a record of strong research and writing skills and an interest in teaching and scholarship. Additional details are available at

The application period opens in November and closes in early January. For more information visit, select “Faculty Positions,” and enter keywords “Law Research Fellow.” Fellowships begin on September 1.