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Additional International Law Seminars offered next semester: 

The International Law and Policy Development Office is pleased to announce three new International law seminars which will be offered next semester.

One will be taught by Professor Martha L. Schweitz, from the Seinan Gakuin Law Faculty in Japan. The others will be taught by Yehuda Blum, who is the Hersch Lauterpacht Professor of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Blum served as the law clerk to the late Justice Goitein of the Israel Supreme Court and has been a professor at Hebrew University since 1965, writing widely on international law issues. On the diplomatic front, Professor Blum served as Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations from 1978-84, and was on the negotiating team that led to the Camp David accords. Professor of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Seminars are as follows:


Professor Martha L. Schweitz

This seminar examines the network of international undertakings, institutional arrangements, and non-binding declarations that bear most directly on the social and economic development of poorer states. Students will be encouraged to think critically about (i) assumptions regarding development and economic globalization implicit in the work of international economic institutions (such as the World Bank, IMF, and WTO), and (ii) various theories of development. A particular emphasis will be placed on the current and potential role of local development-oriented NGOs on the international policy-making process.


The Arab-Israel conflict in international law

Professor Yehuda Blum

This course will deal with some of the root problems of the conflict (such as the right of self-determination within the context of this conflict) and will be devoted primarily to a legal analysis of the main relevant texts (such as resolution 242(1967) of 1967, and the various Israel-PLO agreements of recent years), as well as to questions such as the legal status of the West Bank and Jerusalem.


The Charter of the United Nations

Professor Yehuda Blum

The main purpose of this course will be to discuss the provisions dealing with the constitutional structure of the UN (including the International Court of Justice) and the relationship between the various main organs of the UN. Due regard will be paid to the de facto transformation that has occurred under UN practice of some the relevant Charter rules.

For information about registering for these seminars, contact Assistant Dean Sowle. 

University of Berne Summer Opportunity:

The Law School of the University of Berne in Switzerland is offering a special summer opportunity for one or two Chicago-Kent students. This program will offer participants a multi-faceted experience, including:

1. Undertaking independent research in a European or international law topic at Berne, with assistance from Berne in making contacts at international organizations such as the World Trade Organization;

2. Participating in a one-week course on International Economic Law Dispute Settlement and International Organizations at the University of Geneva; and

3. Working as an extern at an international law firm in Switzerland.

This opportunity requires students to develop a topic for their independent research, for which credit can be granted if conducted under the guidance of a Faculty member. The research and work experience are not paid, and the one-week course requires tuition of approximately $1000. The University of Berne will assist participating student in finding housing and other logistics.

For addtional information please contact Randy Clarke (

Exchange Program with the Law School of the Universidad Torcuato di Tella, (UTDT) Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chicago-Kent has recently established an exchange program with the Law School of the Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Students participating in the program may attend the UTDT Law School for one semester after completing one year of continuous study at Chicago-Kent. Participants will pay regular tuition to Chicago-Kent during the semester spent in Argentina, and will receive Chicago-Kent credit for coursework done in Argentina. Because all instruction in Argentina will be in Spanish, competency in Spanish is required of all participants. Participants will be responsible for the following expenses:

-Room and board expenses in Buenos Aires

-Transportation to and from Buenos Aires

-Maintaining health insurance coverage during the time spent in Buenos Aires -Passport and Visa costs

UTDT will find, but will not pay for, housing for Chicago-Kent students. The program begins in Argentina on August 2, 1999. Students who wish to go must complete the application process by Friday, June 4.

Interested students should contact Dean Rudnick (312-906-5012, or Randy Clarke (312-906-5235, for more information.


The London Consortium Exchange Program

Students interested in studying in London for a semester should contact Chris Matheny, Director, Student Services, for information about the London Consortium Exchange Program. (


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