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Office of International Law and Policy

Asst. Dean Lydia Lazar

Week of August 21, 2006
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Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, September 5th, 12:30pm-2:00pm, Room 580
Join the Office of International Law and Policy to learn more about Study Abroad opportunities through Chicago-Kent College of Law. We will specifically focus on our exchange program with the University of Metz, France that allows students to study (in English language) in France for the Spring Semester 2007 and work at a French internship for the summer. Current Metz students visiting Chicago-Kent will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call Series

This fall Dean Lydia Lazar will host Chicago-Kent students in a series of hour long conference calls with scholars and experts in pressing foreign policy issues. After speaking briefly about the selected topic, the foreign affairs expert will answer student questions. Students interested in participating in these conference calls should RSVP to Sarah Gillooly at

Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call Series Schedule:

Muslims in Europe
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Speaker: Stéphanie Giry, Senior Editor, Foreign Affairs
Dean Krent’s Conference Room
11:00 a.m.

The Shia Revival
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Speaker: Vali Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR
Dean Krent’s Conference Room
11:00 a.m.

U.S. Trade Policy: Challenges and Choices
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Speaker: Daniel W. Drezner, Associate Professor of International Politics, Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Room 325
11:00 a.m.

Asia Update
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Speaker: Evans Revere, Cyrus R. Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies, CFR
Room 325
11:00 a.m.

Foreign Affairs Author

Thursday, November 9, 2006
Room 325
11:00 a.m.

War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Speaker: Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, CFR
Room 325
11:00 a.m.

Summer 2006 - International Events [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Chicago Mentor Program

Incoming International Students -would you like to connect with a current Chicago-Kent J.D. student who is familiar with Chicago? If so, consider signing up for the Chicago Mentor program.

This new program matches new international LL.M. students with 2L, 3L, and 4L JD students. Your Chicago mentor would be available to help you adjust to life in Chicago and the U.S. by answering your questions about life in Chicago, public transportation, social events, Chicago-Kent, etc.

If you are interested in being matched with a Chicago Mentor, e-mail Mark Hoffman (mhoffman@kentlaw) no later than Friday, September 1, 2006 with the following information:

  • Your name, age, and gender
  • Your e-mail
  • What country you are from
  • Which language(s) (other than English) you speak/read/write
  • What type of law interests you
  • What neighborhood in Chicago (or suburb) you live in
  • Any other information that you think would be useful in helping us match you with a current student.

Please note, because this is a new program we can not guarantee that we will be able to match everyone who requests a mentor, but we will try our best!

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.

Donated text books can be brought to the Office of International Law and Policy, Suite 320B. A $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of shipping.

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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