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Headlines for the Week of March 2, 2009

Tuition-free summer programs at CK Partner in Mexico 

Chicago-Kent students can participate in tuition-free programs on a variety of subjects at ITESM (Tec de Monterrey) in Mexico. One exciting program which requires fluent Spanish is the Immersion program in Social and Civil Responsibility in Oaxaca, Mexico. Students can combine summer study at Tec with the Fall semester as an student in law. For more information, see their website: and check with Dean Lazar.

March 3: Justice for Congo: The First Case of the International Criminal Court

On March 3rd at 6:30 p.m., Anneke Van Woudenberg will discuss the first International Criminal Court trial and the prospect of hope it brings to people caught in the world's deadliest war.   Ms. Van Woudenberg is a senior researcher for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Africa division. She will provide a debriefing upon her recent return from the Congo at the Fourth Presbyterian Church Blair Chapel (126 E. Chestnut Street).  Please RSVP to or 312-573-2452.

March 9: Constitutionalisation of EU economic law and its impact in the field of IP

On March 9 at 3pm in room 305, Professor Niklas Bruun will discuss the constitutionalisation of the EU economic law and it’s impact in the field of intellectual property. 

Administrative memo #9

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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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