Welcome to Spring Semester! There are a number of exciting
events planned for this term. Here is a preview:
Attention all F1 students who are completing their program
at the end of the Spring semester!
The International Center is holding workshops for students
who are interested in applying for Optional Practical Training
employment benefit after completion of study. Processing
of OPT may take 3-4 months by the Immigration Service, so
we encourage you to apply early.
At this workshop, you will learn about the procedures, ask
your questions, and may submit your application if you bring
all the necessary documents! You can download the necessary
OPT application forms at http://www.iit.edu/~internat/forms/opt.pdf
WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
Monday, January 24th, 1:30 PM, DTC, Rm. 475
Wednesday, March 30th, 1:30 PM, DTC, Rm. 490
Please check our website for ALL of our workshops and events
at www.ic.iit.edu Attendance
is optional, no sign-up necessary.
Thank you. International Center
The New Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program of The American
Society of International Law
January 31, 2005 is the application deadline for the new
Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program of The American Society
of International Law. A special one-time honor, the Fellowship
will award "micro-grants" in 2005 for law students
and young lawyers who need modest sums (up to $1000) to
allow them to pursue human rights work and research. Awards
can be used for travel and other expenses, and will be made
by March 1, 2005.
Please visit the ASIL Web site, www.asil.org,
for further details of the Fellowship and to apply today!
Legal internship opportunities at the Overseas Private
Investment Corp (OPIC)
OPIC, an independent agency of the US government, serves
as the key federal agency for encouraging mutually beneficial
American business investment in the world's developing nations.
OPIC's goals are to improve American global competitiveness
internationally while creating American jobs. Beginning
in the summer of 2005, OPIC invites academically outstanding
students with a demonstrated interest in finance and international
law and development to spend a summer or academic semester
in Washington D.C. as law clerks for OPIC's Department of
Legal Affairs. An internship with OPIC's Department of Legal
Affairs will give students a comprehensive overview of the
operations and effectiveness of OPIC programs in support
of international transactions, project financing and political
risk evaluation from a legal perspective. Law student interns
help OPIC's attorneys advise OPIC in its operations and
can be assigned to a number of legal research and writing
projects. The application deadline for the summer 2005 internship
is February 28, 2005. For further information and application
deadlines for subsequent semesters please visit OPIC's website
Summer Study in Augsburg, Germany
Chicago-Kent has partnered with the University of Augsburg
(Germany) and four other law schools to offer a summer program
in Augsburg Germany. For summer 2005, the program will run
from June 13th through July 24th, and Chicago-Kent students
can earn ABA credits for such courses as Intro to European
Law, Intro to the European Legal System, German and American
Competition Law, Transnational Litigation, International
Economic Law. Go to www.thomas-moellers.de
for more information about the Summer Program (the last
link on the left side of the page).
Note that while the website says there are no tuition fees,
Chicago-Kent students will be required to pay 50% of the
per credit hour charges associated with any credits they
wish to use toward their degrees. Thus, if you decide to
take 2 courses at Augsburg for 4 credits, you will have
to pay Chicago-Kent for 2 credits but will have 4 credits
toward your J.D. degree. In addition, students are responsible
for all expenses associated with the program – living, travel,
housing, books, etc. We can fill up to eight spots in this
program – if there are more than 8 students interested in
going, we will hold an essay contest to determine who will
be selected to participate.
Interested? The Office of International Law and Policy
Development will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday
February 1, 2005 at 12, room 305, with a presentation by
Isabella Risini, an Augsburg student who is currently studying
at Chicago-Kent on exchange.
Interested in Doing Business in China?
On Thursday February 10 at 12 in room 305 come hear Attorney
May Hao, from, the MayGlobe Law Firm speak about her experiences
working in the US and China. Brown bag your lunch – we will
provide drinks. RSVP to Sharon Jacker at firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can estimate the beverage requirements!
International and Comparative Law Certificate Program
On Thursday February 17 at 4pm (room TBA) there will be
an informational event for various Certificate programs.
Watch this space for more information.