Visiting Doctoral Researchers are doctoral candidates enrolled in a doctoral degree program at another institution abroad who wish to benefit from spending one year of their research at NYU School of Law. They will be fully integrated into the JSD program as far as is relevant. The JSD Program invites approximately six to eight individuals each academic year to contribute to the Visiting Doctoral Researcher position in the JSD Program.

The Visiting Doctoral Researchers are actively integrated into the Law School community through various academic and social programs, including an invitation to participate in the JSD Forum where they may present their research.

Benefits of Participation
Participating in the Visiting Doctoral Researcher program will include the following benefits:

  1. Participation in all Law School events including those especially of the JSD Program
  2. Integration, as far as possible, into the activities and events of NYU School of Law's JSD program
  3. Workspace within the Law School. Please note that work space is not guaranteed; however, we will do our best to provide some work space if any is available to us
  4. Access to the NYU School of Law Library, including WestLaw and LEXIS
  5. An email account

The invitation to join the Law School as a Visiting Doctoral Researcher is also an invitation to a life-long relationship with the JSD Program at NYU School of Law, one that will continue to foster excellence in legal scholarship. If you are interested in applying, please view the program information and application instructions links.


Current Visiting Doctoral Researchers

Academic Year 2017-2018


Isabel Lischewski
Visiting Doctoral Researcher

Isabel Lischewski is currently working on her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Niels Petersen at the University of Münster, Germany. Having studied law in Münster and at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russian Federation, and completed several internships inter alia with Eurojust, she obtained her first State Exam in 2016 and is now a research assistant.
An avid MUNer throughout her studies, Isabel has coached the university’s NMUN delegation as well as its Jessup Moot Court team. She is also active in the Social Democratic Party of Germany and as an equal opportunities commissioner at Münster’s law school.
Isabel’s main research interests include the law of international organizations, law and gender, and international relations. During her stay at NYU, she hopes to progress on her thesis, an empirical study of Global Administrative Law through the lens of international relations theory.


Ranieri Lima Resende
Visiting Doctoral Researcher

Ranieri Lima Resende is PhD. in Law Candidate at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Brazil) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. José Ribas Vieira, and his research project is focused on the nature of precedent of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, control of conventionality and harmonization of case law. During his MSc. in Law studies at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, Brazil), Ranieri has dedicated to the International Law field and was admitted as Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL, Germany). His Master’s dissertation was partially published in the Goettingen Journal of International Law under the title “Normative Heterogeneity and International Responsibility: Another View on the World Trade Organization and its System of Countermeasures” (GoJIL, v. 3, n. 2).

Besides that paper, Ranieri has published in many scientific journals, conference proceedings and collective books in Brazil and abroad, especially in the areas of International Protection of Human Rights, International Responsibility, Constitutionalism, Fundamental Rights and Transitional Justice.

According to his wide academic interests, Ranieri has been participating on various research groups, such as the Study Group about International State Responsibility and Environment of the Latin American Society of International Law (LASIL/SLADI), the Brazilian Justice Observatory Research Group at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (OJB/UFRJ), the Critique & International Law Research Group at the University of Brasília (CDI/UnB), and the Study Group about Internationalization of Law and Transitional Justice (IDEJUST).