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Headlines for the Week of February 9, 2009

February 11: Study abroad information session

Dean Lazar will hold a study abroad information session from 3:00 - 4:00 PM on February 11 in Room 510. All interested J.D. students should plan to attend.

Student Bailiffs Needed for Midwest Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition - February 12-15 at Chicago-Kent College of Law

If you are interested in volunteering to be a bailiff, please contact Ashley Walker at ILSA

Administrative memo #8

Please click here for the newest admin memo.

Deak Award for International-Law Student Article

The International Law Students Association, in conjunction with ASIL, is currently soliciting nominations for the Deak Award for the 2008 calendar year. The Deak Award is a prize provided by Oxford University Press for the best international-law student article in a student-edited law journal. The award honors Francis Deak, a WWII veteran who wrote extensively on international law. The award is the student equivalent of the prize for the best article in the American Journal of International Law.  Students, professors, practitioners or other persons in the legal community may nominate students for the Deak Award. A student may even nominate his own article. Per award rules, the nominee must have been a student at the time the article was written, and the article must have been published in a student-edited journal during the award year (2008).  All nominations satisfying these criteria will be considered by the awards committee, who will read each article and choose the winning submission. The winner of the 2008 award will be announced at the 2009 ASIL Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., in March.

All nominations ( include students name, school, graduation year, article, and article citation)  must be sent to Jill Schmieder Hereau at by February 9, 2009. Any questions about the award may also be directed to this email address.

March 15: Deadline to apply for study abroad in Summer 2009 or Fall 2009

Thinking about Studying Abroad? Many commentators are noting the rapid internationalization of legal practice, so now may be a good time for you to think about participating in one of Chicago-Kent’s study abroad programs. You can take up to 6 credits (for 50% of their CK cost!) during the summer at one of our partners in Germany – Augsburg or Bucerius, or take an entire semester at one of our other partners in Europe, Mexico or even China. For more information and to find out if you qualify, please click here or make an appointment to see Dean Lazar. The deadline to apply for studying abroad in either Summer 2009 or Fall 2009 is March, 15, 2009.

Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law 2009, July 19 to August 15, 2009

This intensive four week program will offer a choice of seven courses and will be complemented by interesting extracurricular activities for the participants to take part in. The courses are worth 1 credit each and students must take a minimum of 3 courses. There are two deadlines for the application to the Bucerius Summer Program 2009. To qualify for the reduced tuition fee, of ˆ1,200, students must submit their application by December 31, 2008. All other applications must be received by April 30, 2009. These successful applicants will be required to pay the full tuition fee of ˆ1,500.

Further information about the Bucerius Summer Program and the application form is available online at

European Commission Launches New Guide to Studying in Europe 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. also offers an overview of the European higher education system, a guide to applying to European universities, and information about living in Europe.

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