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Asst. Dean Lydia Lazar

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Spring 2006 - International Events

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Opportunity to Participate in a UN Conference in New York!

Students can apply to the Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) to be a delegate to attend the June 26 - July 7, 2006 Unied Nations Conference to "review progress made in the implementation of the programme of action to prevent, combat, and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects" (RevCon 2006). The Conference is scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, June 26-July 7, 2006. If selected, student delegates can attend for one or two weeks. The Application Dealine is April 16, 2006.

Eligible candidates will participate in the Conference as delegates of CASIN, through the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA).

For further information and application, please visit

Donate Your Used Legal Textbooks

The Circle of Legal Studies, Jatinangor City, Indonesia is seeking donations of law books. As the nation is in transition to democracy, the group would like to participate in promoting equality before the law in their country. The Circle for Legal Studies meets to discuss and explore various issues in Law; however, there is a shortage of Law books in Indonesia.

If interested or for further information, e-mail the Circle for Legal Studies Jatinangor at or write Cricle for Legal Studies, PMII Jalan Jatinangor, Warung Kalda, Jatinangor- Sumedang, Indonesia 45363.

Essay Competition: Lex Mercatoria and the WTO

Interleges (the international association of independent small-medium size law firms) will award a $4,000 and a trip to Zürich to the winner of the Stephen Rayner Award.  This competition is open to all law students and law trainees who graduated after January 2004 and are not practicing law at the present time. To participate in the competition the applicants must submit an essay on the subject of “Lex Mercatoria and the World Trade Organization Law in Relation to International Commercial Contracts.” The essay must not exceed 5,000 words and must be submitted before March 31, 2006. For more information about the eligibility and the submission requirements, please visit the Interleges website at


International Internship Program

The ABA Section of International Law offers an International Internship Website. Moeller & Co. is an Argentine law firm specialized and dedicated to provide legal advise for intellectual and industrial property matters throughout Latin America, which includes Mexico and Central America. Moeller & Co. would be delighted to have 2L and recent graduates from Chicago-Kent. This internship provides placements in law firms oversears for the summer. See the link for application information.




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