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Asst. Dean Lydia Lazar

Week of October 9, 2006
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Fulbright Binational Business Program in Mexico

Application Deadline: October 20, 2006
This program is designed to enhance the knowledge, expertise and understanding of business communities in Mexico for U.S. graduates in business, law or engineering. It combines an internship within a Mexico-based company, firm or NGO dedicated to international business with some graduate courses at a Mexican University. The Fulbright-García Robles grantees usually work as interns from 8am to 4pm five days a week in their assigned companies and attend the university two evenings a week during the program.


  • Excellent spoken and written Spanish is required at the time of application.
  • U.S. Citizenship. US/Mexican dual nationals are not eligible for this program.
  • Candidates with a BA, M.B.A., J.D. or an M.A./M.S. in business administration, finance, economics, international relations, engineering, accounting.
  • Some work experience in a business environment is strongly recommended.

After final selection is completed, the Commission will arrange the internship matches with the participating companies: Banorte, Cemex, Deutsche Bank, Dupont, Endeavor, Fondo Unido, Gamesa, Grupo BAL, Procter & Gamble, Rothschild Bank, Scotiabank Inverlat, among others.

Grantees are usually placed at one of the following Mexican universities: Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and the Monterey Technological Institute (ITESM).

For more information about the Fulbright Binational Business Program in Mexico, please contact Jody Dudderar at

For more information about Fulbright scholarship opportunities please visit:

ATTENTION 2Ls: Metz Program Deadline Extended To October 15, 2006

Students who are interested in studying this spring 2007 in France as part of the Chicago-Kent/University of Metz exchange program have more time to make their decision, as the administration has extended the deadline to notify Dean Lazar of your interest to October 15th, 2006. The Metz semester starts February 5th, 2007 and concludes with exams in late May. All students who participate will be placed in a summer internship in a European law firm.

There will be 3 courses offered in Metz this spring for our students: European Union Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Contracts, Competition and E-Commerce law and Economics, each for 3 credits. To make up a full semester of 12 credits, students will be enrolled in a 3 credit Independent Research Course and will write a paper under the supervision of Dean Lazar or a faculty member chosen by the student. Another option to sustain a sufficient credit load is to take the Intensive Trial Ad program in January, worth 3 credits. Students who select this option will have the Trial Ad credits added to their Fall semester credit load - even if they are already at the maximum of 16, the administration will permit students to register for 19 credits for Fall to accommodate Trial Ad.

For more information please contact Sarah Gillooly at or Dean Lazar at

ILSA Fall Conference - International ADR - October 12-14, 2006

The 2006 ILSA Fall Conference will be held from Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14 at Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and will focus on International Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). This unique Conference is designed for students serious about the study and practice of international law and all ILSA chapter members. The event will feature a keynote address, a number of engaging panels on the topic, and the ILSA Fall Congress to discuss ILSA business and chapter development. As always, the highlight of the Fall Conference is the opportunity to build associations with fellow students of international law, and gain keen insight into a budding topic of international law. Through presentations and panel discussions featuring internationally renowned ADR scholars and practitioners, and through intensive skills-building workshops, you will emerge from this three-day conference primed to tackle dispute resolution on the global stage. For more information, please go to the conference website:

International Law Weekend - October 26-28, 2006

International Law Weekend (ILW), organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association will be held Thursday, October 26 through Saturday, October 28 at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. ILSA is a co-sponsor of the event. Driven by the Weekend’s theme, "The Evolving World of International Law," ILW will explore the rapid evolution of public and private international law and the resulting consequences for the global legal environment. Experts will lead interactive sessions dealing with such topics as the increasing importance of international courts, escalating tensions between state sovereignty and human rights, the reasons for and consequences of the U.S.'s changing relationships with the rest of the world, and the importance of professional organizations in holding a mirror to power. Jose Alvarez, Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law & Diplomacy at Columbia University School of Law and President of the American Society of International Law, will deliver the luncheon address. For more information, please go to the American Branch's website:

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.

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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