International Visits Program: Supreme Court of Justice


The international visits Program is coordinated by the University of Chile Law School and the Court of Justice. It allows the visitor to research about a specific topic, defined by agreement between the Law School, the Supreme Court and the interested person. The visit is aimed to acquire a vision over a juridical matter in Chile, throughout a comparison with the visitor’s origin country.

During the program, the visitor will have access to the Supreme Court’s facilities and bibliographic resources. In addition, other activities such as meetings with judges and public servants, guide visits to judiciary institutions and attendance to court’s hearings, could be scheduled.

The program is aimed at professors and students from foreign institutions, linked to University of Chile Law School through exchange programs, international cooperation or others alike.

Research topics

The Supreme Court is currently researching topics such as Human Rights and justice access, especially concerning vulnerable groups related to subjects as gender, childhood, handicaps, immigrants and elderly. Other topics of interest are clear language in justice and domestic violence. The research on Human Rights is focused on current events.

Notwithstanding, the person interested on the international visit could propose other different subjects.

International visits for professors

Professors who are applying to international visits shall fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Be a professor in a foreign university, currently visiting the University of Chile Law School for academic reasons, such as research, participation on seminars or conferences, an international delegation coming from a partner university, lecturing, among others.
  2. The applicant must send a letter, written in Spanish, specifying the topic of research and including a hypothesis. The maximum extension is 1000 words, without footnotes and bibliography.
  3. Submit Curriculum Vitae written in Spanish or English.
  4. Give proof of Spanish proficiency on a level B2 or higher. This applies only in the case when the visitor’s native language is not Spanish.

Professors interested on applying to international visits must send to, copying, at least one month previous to the date when the academic activity will be develop at the Law School, the following documentation:

  1. Formulario único de registro (.doc)
  2. Documentation mentioned on sections 2,3 and 4.

Associated expenses

The funding of transportation, housing, health insurance and any other expenses arising from the visit are the visitor’s exclusive responsibility.

Visits’ termination

The international visit could end for:

  • Conclusion of the planned activities.
  • The visitor’s unjustified absence.
  • Behavior incompatible with the scheduled activities.
  • Act of good or force majeure
  • Agreement between the parties

The persons participating on international visits shall observe the Supreme Court’s behavior protocols.