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News & announcements from Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle for the week of October 8, 2001

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Update: Bar Registration Forms for First-Year Students.  The Illinois bar registration packets for first-year students are available in the Registrar's office.  We are still awaiting the arrival of the application pacekts for third-year students. For more details about the registration and application procedures, see my Record entry for last week (click on the Archives link above).

Forum on Article 51 of the U.N. Charter: The Use of Force in Response to the Events of September 11.  A brown-bag lunch (drinks provided) featuring Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr., and Professor Bartram Brown will be held on Wednesday, October 10, from 12:00 -2:00 p.m. in Rm. 305 to discuss Article 51 of the United Nations Charter in the wake of the events of September 11.  Assistant Dean Lydia Lazar will moderate the event.  Chapter VII, Article 51 of the Charter provides as follows:

"Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security. Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self-defense shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems necessary in order to maintain or restore international peace and security."
What kinds of limits does Article 51 place on the ability of nations to respond to acts of terrorism? What types of actions by the United States would fall within or outside the scope of this Article and hence the UN Charter as a whole?  If you plan to attend the event, please RSVP to Christa Garcia either by phone (312/906-5235) or e-mail (

NATO Briefing. Two senior military officers from the NATO headquarters of Allied Command Atlantic and Allied Command Europe will speak in the Ogilvie Auditorium on Monday, October 15, at 5:00 p.m.  Lieutenant Colonel Peter W. Reynolds and Lieutenant Commander Nick Hammond MBE will discuss current issues facing NATO, including NATO's role in the aftermath of September 11th, NATO's strategy for managing peace and dealing with crises, the costs and benefits of NATO enlargement, Bosnia, Kosovo, and NATO's role in the 21st century. A reception will follow in the lobby. The event is co-sponsored by the Stuart Graduate School of Business and Chicago-Kent College of Law. For more information, contact Lydia Lazar, Assistant Dean for International Law and Policy Development at Chicago-Kent (e-mail: LLAZAR; phone: 312/906-5012).

Joke of the Week.  Historical evidence shows that William Tell and his family were avid bowlers. Unfortunately, all of the relevant league records were destroyed long ago in a fire.  Thus, we'll never know for whom the Tells bowled.

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