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Headlines for the Week of January 22, 2007

All students are invited to join the Chicago Bar Association Chorus – first meeting January 17th

Sing accessible music in a collegial setting with director Becky Patterson, a great person and a noted choral teacher.  All skill levels are welcome. The first rehearsal is from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17th at the CBA building, 321 S. Plymouth Court, in Corboy Hall on the second floor.  After some warm-ups and vocal exercises, we sing.  About halfway through we break for refreshments, followed by more singing.  Our second rehearsal is January 31st, and then we will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.  The Chorus’ next venture is Faure’s Requiem, to be performed with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at St. James Cathedral.  Come to our rehearsals and try us out.  We know you’ll be hooked after the first hour.  To get started, email or call one of the committee co-chairpersons with your contact information:  Jennifer Widmer at or (312) 759-2155 Mark Burkland at or (312) 578-6557.

Study global trade this summer in Geneva, Switzerland

In 2007, the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) will be offering its first Summer Program on WTO Studies. This will be a four week course, commencing with a one-week  introduction to the world trading system, followed by one week on trade and agriculture, followed by one week on trade in services, and concluded with one week on contingency protection (i.e. subsidies,  countervailing measures, antidumping and safeguards). For more information:  

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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