THINKING ABOUT THIS SUMMER?
How About a Semester Abroad in Denmark next year?
Chicago-Kent has an exchange agreement with the University
of Copenhagen that permits our students to study at
that school for a semester and earn credits that can
be applied to your JD degree. The deadline for applying
for their fall semester is April 1 2005, and the deadline
for applying to go for Spring semester is October
1, 2005. The semester dates are Sept 1, 2005 – exams
in December 2005, and February 1, 2006 – exams in
May 2006. Currently, we have 2 Danish exchange students
here at Chicago-Kent, and one 3L who was there this
past fall, so if you are interested, contact Dean
Lazar for more information!
DePaul University College of Law Summer Program
The Human Rights Law in the Americas Summer Program
provides students with the opportunity to study international
human rights law in San José, Costa Rica. The Summer
Program links basic principles of international law
with an overview of the Inter-American Human Rights
System and a special focus on how human rights ideas,
advocacy, and activist strategies have transformed
Latin American society and politics.
The Summer Program runs from June 20 - July 19, 2005
and costs $3,700 which covers tuition and fees for
6 credits of coursework room, board, local transportation,
and additional expenses. Students live with Costa
Rican families and experience local culture firsthand
and may remain in the country after the program ends
to study Spanish or intern with a local human rights
For more information, contact:
Project Director, Jeanne and Joseph Sullivan Program
for Human Rights in the Americas
International Human Rights Law Institute
DePaul University College of Law
25 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-2287
Tel: (312) 362-5355
Fax: (312) 362-5923
Should American Courts Consider Foreign Court Decisions?
A filmed discussion between Justices Scalia and Breyer,
entitled “Constitutional Relevance of Foreign Court
Decisions” will be shown in the auditorium on Thursday
March 3 at 6pm. A discussion led by Professors Bart
Brown and Sarah Harding will follow the film, which
has a running time of 1 hour 44 minutes. Starting
at 5:30 pm, we will have pizza available in the lobby
– please rsvp to Sonjia Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you will be attending this event so we have a headcount
for the pizza order.
Interested in Semester Study Abroad at Bucerius
Law School, Hamburg Germany?
Chicago-Kent has a student exchange program with
Germany’s only private law school, called Bucerius
Law School, located in Hamburg Germany. This law school
is very interesting as it requires all its German
students to study abroad and it receives law students
from all over the world each fall. Ms. Birte Gall,
who is the Director of the International Exchange
Program at Bucerius Law School, will be at Chicago-Kent
Monday February 21 at 12 noon in Room 583 to talk
with anyone who might be interested in studying at
Bucerius. To download a pdf flyer for this event click
WTI's Summer WTO Law Program in Berne, Switzerland
The World Trade Institute is (WTI) pleased to announce
that this July and August it will be hosting its annual
Summer Program on WTO Law and International Trade,
in Berne, Switzerland. The WTI's 2005 Summer Program
provides an excellent opportunity for individuals
to gain in-depth and up-to-date instruction from some
of the world's leading academics and practitioners
in the field of International Trade Law and Economics.
Interested? Visit WTI's website at www.wti.org
where you can find more
information this year's program
If you have any questions, or are in need of further
assistance, please email WIT at email@example.com.
ABA International Internship Program
The American Bar Association Section of International Law and Prctice's Law Student
and New Lawyer Outreach Commitee is launching an international internship program. The
program offers students the opportunity to intern in a European Law firm. Click here
to download the flyer for more information on how to qualify.
Attention: German-speaking 3Ls
There is a scholarship opportunity in Germany through
the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for an
eight month study/practical training visit. The program
consists of a two-month course in German legal terminology
and introduction to German Law, followed by six months
of law courses concluding with a legal internship.
The scholarship includes tuition, a monthly stipend,
a travel subsidy and health insurance. You must have
earned your JD and must have passed the bar exam.
The deadline for applying is March 1, 2005 and you
can get more information from the website: www.daad.org
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
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
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 at www.opic.gov.
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? Please visit the website (www.thomas-moellers.de)
or contact Dean Lydia Lazar as soon as possible at