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Headlines for the Week of September 15, 2008

September 18- YLS Meet the Committee Night & Social Hour

Attend the Young Lawyers Section's "Meet the Committees Night & Social Hour" on Thursday, September 18, 2008, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Association Headquarters, to learn how YLS committees can advance your career and improve your legal practice. At the event you will meet and mingle with Young Lawyers Section members and leaders, gather info on future topics/speakers scheduled for upcoming meetings, sign up for the committees of your choice at the event, and enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers. The event is open to non-CBA members, but non-members may not join CBA committees. RSVP to yls@chicagobar.org.

November 7: Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour speaking at Chicago Humanities Festival

The former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Honorable Louise Arbour, will deliver the Doris Conant Lecture on Women and Culture as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. The program is on Friday, November 7 at Northwestern University School of Law's Thorne Auditorium at 6:00 pm. You can read more about the program at http://www.chfestival.org/index.cfm?fa=fallfest.progdtl&pid=2781 and there are free tickets set aside for students – NOTE: Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday September 15, 2008.

The lecture will be followed by a separately ticketed panel event called Universal Human Rights, Right Here – you can get more information at:

http://www.chfestival.org/index.cfm?fa=fallfest.progdtl&pid=2782

Women’s rights fellowship opportunities at Georgetown Law for both international and domestic lawyers

The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Program at Georgetown Law, is designed especially for African lawyers wishing to advance the cause of women’s rights in their home countries.  The LAWA Fellows earn a Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree focusing on international women’s human rights from the Georgetown University Law Center and complete a major graduate paper addressing a significant women’s rights issue in their country applying international human rights instruments and standards.  They then have the opportunity to work in challenging internship assignments for several months to gain practical, hands-on experience advocating for women’s rights with an organization in Washington, D.C.  Upon completion of the program, the LAWA Fellows return home to continue advancing women’s human rights in Africa.  

Applications are due Friday, September 26.  Please click here for the application.

The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at Georgetown Law, designed for American lawyers, is focused on working in Washington, D.C., with a variety of organizations involved in legal and policy issues affecting women.  The Fellows participate in educational programming such as professional development trainings and seminars on current women’s legal issues organized by WLPPFP, and they may also audit Georgetown University Law Center courses related to women’s issues.  

Applications are due Friday, October 31.  Please click here for the application.

LLM admin Memo week three –SEE IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Please click here to access the newest administrative memo for class of 2009 LL.M. and exchange students.

European Commission Launches New Guide to Studying in Europe

Study-in-europe.org is a new resource for students interested in studying at any one of the 4,000 higher education institutions in Europe. The website features comprehensive information on universities and available programs in 32 European countries, including Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses, which are innovative cross-border graduate programs offered by consortiums of universities located in at least three different European countries. Study-in-Europe.org also offers an overview of the European higher education system, a guide to applying to European universities, and information about living in Europe.

Please visit us online: www.study-in-europe.org.

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