Working with USP Law

Distinguished Academic Visitors Programme


USP Law has an academic visitors programme and invites applications from academic visitors from anywhere in the world to come to Emalus for up to four months as “Distinguished Visitors”. Applicants are particularly welcome from those having an interest in regional research or international research involving the South Pacific region.

USP Law is able to provide such visitors with office space, full computing and library facilities and a congenial and relaxed atmosphere on a small, friendly campus. While USP Law is not able to help with travel or accommodation costs, it will endeavour to assist visitors to find accommodation, and some reasonably priced, modest accommodation is available on the campus. It is hoped that visitors will be willing to give a public lecture during their stay, or a staff seminar.

Visitors are also asked if they are willing to participate in teaching at undergraduate or post-graduate level and if this is the case there is the possibility of negotiating per diems or an honorarium payment.

For more information on the visiting academics programme, please contact the Discipline of Law Coordinator. 


Staff Consultancies 

Members of the academic staff of the University of the South Pacific Discipline of Law have experience and expertise in a number of areas. Members of the USP academic staff are available for consultancy work and have undertaken a number of consultancies in the past on behalf of donor agencies and commercial firms.

All consultancies are entered into by the University on behalf of the staff member concerned. Contact and negotiation may be initiated with the staff member directly, but final approval is required from the University before any commitment can be made for the provision of such services.

Relevant areas of expertise are as follows:

  • Pacific Legal Systems:
    • Court Procedure and Judicial Systems
    • Pacific customary law and legal pluralism
    • Regional integration and harmonisation of law
    • Pacific land tenure and law
    • Legislative drafting
    • Law reform
  • Professional Legal Training
    • Continuing legal education and practical legal education
    • Judicial and Magisterial Training
    • Legal Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Pacific Public Law
    • Constitutional Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Pacific Private Law
    • Contract Law
    • Commercial Law
    • Company Law
    • Family Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Succession Law
    • Tort Law
  • Pacific Regional & International Law
    • European Union Law
    • International Criminal Law/Transnational Crimes
    • International and Regional Environmental Law
      • Biodiversity, climate change and environmental governance
    • International and Regional Trade Law (WTO/Intellectual Property/PICTA, PACER, PACER Plus)
    • International Fisheries Law & Policies
    • International Maritime Law & Policies
    • Human Rights Law
      • Gender and Anti-Discrimination Law
    • Public International Law & Regional International Law (including the MSG)

For more information on the interests and expertise of particular staff, please see the USP Discipline of Law Staff page. If you are interested in initiating discussions on consultancy matters please contact the Discipline of Law Coordinator.

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