The IISL welcomes visitors who wish to make use of our facilities, especially our wonderful library and documentation centre. The library has one of the most important socio-legal collections in the world. The library also provides a peaceful atmosphere in which to think and write. Visitors can be at any stage of their career, including doctoral and masters’ students, post-doctoral researchers and senior scholars. But for the purposes of our planning we distinguish three categories as follows: Senior Visiting Scholar, Senior Visiting Professional, and Junior Visiting Scholar.
Accommodation can be provided, subject to availability, in the Institute's Residence. The Residence is an 18th century Basque palace, and we provide ensuite accommodation at a reasonable rate.
We have offices available for use by visitors, subject to availability. We are also able to provide computer facilities, and both the Residence and the IISL have free wifi. Depending on availability, visitors are welcome to stay for a short period of just a few days, up to longer visits of up to several months, but for the purposes of a better planning and outreach of our Visiting Scholars Programme, proposals for stages of at least a month of duration will be particularly welcome.
Before planning your visit, please check our calendar. Proposals shall be sent with an anticipation of at least three months before the intended date of arrival. If you are interested in visiting the IISL, please complete our Application Form.