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Office of International Law and Policy
Asst. Dean Lydia Lazar

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Headlines for the Week of April 9, 2007

April 17: “34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)", featuring co-founder Jane Roberts at 12:00 p.m., Room 305.

The Global Law and Policy Initiative at Chicago-Kent College of Law and The United Nations Association of USA Greater Chicago Chapter present Jane Roberts, co-founder of 34 Million Friends of UNFPA. Jane worked to establish 34 Million Friends of UNFPA in response to the U.S. government’s announcement that it would withhold the $34 million Congress had allocated to UNFPA.

UNFPA works to eliminate gender-based violence including female genital cutting and rape as weapons of war. UNFPA helps the most vulnerable women worldwide plan their families, give birth safely and protect themselves from AIDS. It works toward equal access to food, education and healthcare. Please visit for more information. 

Beverages will be provided. Please feel free to bring in lunch.

Chicago-Kent Semester Study Abroad Programs

*Some semester abroad programs for Fall 2007, are no longer available as the Application Deadline has passed, however some of our partners are still willing to accept our nominations so if you think you may want to study abroad in Fall 2007, see Dean Lazar as soon as possible. Credits transfer as pass/fail instead of grades at your option. You must notify the registrar of your choice within 2 weeks of starting your semester abroad. Click here for more information.

China Exchange - Fall Semester 2007

This year for the first time Chicago-Kent will be able to send JD students on exchange either to Chongqing or Beijing China.
South West University of Politics and Law – Chongqing China (Sichuan province)

·       Chinese Civil Law (Associate Professor Liao Zhigan);
·       Chinese Commercial Law (Associate Professor Li Yan);
·       Chinese Economy (Associate Professor Zheng Daxuan);
·       Introduction to Chinese Law (Associate Professor Zheng Daxuan) and
·       WTO and China (Wang Heng).

Semester starts September 1, 2007, end date is not certain at this point however all students will be finished in time to start the spring term at Chicago-Kent in January 2008.

Central University of Finance and Economics – Beijing, China

For more information on BEIJING SEMESTER COURSES, click here.

Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law: Call for Papers

Council for American Students in International Negotiations, Inc.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law, Volume 2

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law is a publication from the Council for American Students in International Negotiations, Inc. (CASIN) designed to address international human rights issues more broadly. The first volume of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law was ranked #8 among top international law reviews on ExpressO rankings. To access an online copy of the first volume, please visit the following webpage:

We are interested in submissions exploring political, philosophical, and legal questions related to international human rights, in an effort to create a more thoughtful polity better able to make informed choices about ethical foreign policymaking.

CASIN is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization providing young Americans unprecedented access to the international policymaking process by sending delegations to meetings of various United Nations bodies, the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other international negotiations. CASIN (formerly the Independent Student Coalition for the International Criminal Court) takes a well-rounded approach to the study of international relations. The Office of Education Programs and Publications deliver scholastic research covering the International Criminal Court (ICC), human rights issues, children and women’s issues, health issues, disarmament and development issues, and nuclear non-proliferation issues.

We invite paper and book review submissions from students, young professionals, academics and journalists. All papers must meet the submission requirements below.

Contact Information:
Harry M. Rhea
(856) 220-8569

Submission Requirements:
1) Manuscripts must be submitted in English and sent directly by electronic mail in MSWord format along with a 150 word abstract.
2) Receipt of all manuscripts will be acknowledged, and authors of papers selected for publication will be notified within eight weeks of receipt of the manuscript.
3) Deadline for manuscript submissions is May 31, 2007.

Format Requirements:
1) Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced throughout, including footnotes, tables and indented quotes.
2) Manuscripts should normally range from 20-25 pages, in length.
3) The journal adheres to the footnote style of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

Rotary World Peace Fellowships

The Rotary World Peace Fellowships train professionals in conflict resolution and mediation strategies to foster policies and create settings that ensure peace worldwide. The master's level degree program is aimed at mid-career professionals in government, nongovernmental organizations and private corporations. Program alumni have found high-ranking positions for organizations such as USAID, the United Nations, Interpol and the World Bank. Rotary, one of the world's largest humanitarian service organizations has partnered with seven leading universities around the globe to develop the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution.

Rotary requests your help to seek out qualified candidates for our Rotary Centers. For more information, please visit:



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