Student Workers Needed
The Office of International Law and Policy Development is looking for
students interested in getting involved in this year's upcoming conferences
and projects. Opportunities exist to help on conferences involving water
resources, internally displaced persons, and anti-corruption efforts
in transition economies. Projects underway include a new marketing brochure
and work on the Website. If interested please contact:
Assistant Dean for International Law
and Policy Development
Chicago-Kent Signs Exchange Agreement with Tec de Monterrey
On Monday, October 8th, Dean Henry H. Perritt Jr., Professor Howard
Eglit, and 3l Christa Garcia, visited the law school of the Instituto
Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de
Mexico, commonly referred to as the Tec de Monterrey, which
is located in Mexico City. All three agreed that the campus was very
impressive, as were the students and faculty at Tec. Tec is very similar
to Chicago-Kent in its attitudes towards globalization and technology.
Also, all Tec students are required to speak English and there are courses
that are taught in English, so opportunities that evolve will not be
limited to Spanish speakers.
After the Chicago-Kent delegation met with various university officials,
including Dr. Emilio Rabasa, Director of Political Science and the Law
Department, as well as several professors, a Memorandum of Understanding
was signed by both institutions. This agreement provides for exchange
programs both for students and professors on various levels, as well
as joint research projects, conferences, and seminars. (Dean Perritt
was pleased to get this enterprise going by serving as the key speaker
at a multi-law school conference held at Tec, at which he spoke on Internet/legal
Possible opportunities for Chicago-Kent students will include: spending
a summer, semester, or a year at Tec for J.D. credit, and/or some sort
of combined law degree and/or graduate law degree from both institutions.
Insofar as Tec students are concerned, they will have comparable opportunities
at Chicago-Kent and their participation in the life of our law school
should be both an asset to them and to the students and faculty here.
Dean Perritt, Professor Eglit, and 3L Garcia are all very excited about
this new agreement and the opportunities it will allow for students
to gain a better understanding of the Mexican legal system and issues
that affect both Mexico and the United States.
The hope is to start the program this coming summer, 2002 at both campuses.
If you are interested or think you might be interested in participating
in this opportunity, please contact Professor Eglit at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Christa Garcia at email@example.com for more information.
NEW! Externship at the Mexican Consulate
This fall Chicago-Kent offered its first externship at the Mexican Consulate.
3L and GLAPI staff member Christa Garcia is the first student to participate
in the externship and has so far had good things to say: "The work
at the consulate is very interesting. The issues we deal with cover
a very broad spectrum, including situations such as divorce, education,
criminal convictions, cultural awareness in the legal system, and immigration/deportation
issues. The perspective from the Mexican Consualte is unique because
we do not "represent" people but instead support the attorneys
who do, give advice, communicate with the organizations, and sometimes
intervene in the form of an amicus. In the short time I have been there,
I have learned a lot and I am confident that the overall experience
will be an extraordinary one."
If you are interested in doing an externship at the Mexican Consulate,
or have questions about the externship or other opportunities involving
Mexico or Latin America, please feel free to contact Christa Garcia