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Headlines for the Week of April 20, 2009

April 20: The Pinochet Case film screening at 2:30 in room 580

UNA USA Chicago Kent Chapter will hold a general meeting on Monday, April 20 at 2:30 pm in room 580, followed by a screening of a documentary, The Pinochet Case.  Director “Patricio Guzman investigates the legal origins of the case in Spain against Pinochet—where it began two years before Pinochet’s arrest in London in 1998, and how a small group of people in Madrid laid the groundwork for this incredible feat—catching a dictator 25 years after his rise to power. The film follows the workings of the British legal system and a historic decision by the House of Lords with international repercussions, divesting him of his legal immunity, ruling that even heads of state can be held accountable for crimes against humanity. Crucial to the legal case against Pinochet were the testimonies of the victims of those crimes.  Hundreds of Chileans, most of them women, relatives of the “disappeared”, ex-prisoners who suffered all kinds of torture and interrogation in secret prisons, traveled to Madrid to testify.” (Icarus Films)

At the general meeting President Joe Panza will review the activities of 2008-2009 and there will be general discussion about goals for 2009-2010, along with elections. UNA USA is an advocacy organization committed to working for a strong US presence in the UN and for a multilateral approach to solving the global challenges facing humanity.

April 20: South African celebration with the Illinois Judicial Council

On Monday April 20th there will be a Symposium at Chicago-Kent College of Law commemorating 15 years of Democracy in South Africa. Please join us for a complimentary reception, starting at 5pm and a panel discussion, with distinguished speakers and guests, starting at 6pm. Please see the flyer here for more information. The event is free but RSVPs are requested.

Summer China Internship for a Female JD Student

A Chinese law firm is offering a summer internship in Shenzhen China that will pay 2400 RMB (approx $300-400) per month, with accommodations in one of the partners’ homes. The firm is seeking a female JD to fill this internship as they would like the intern to offer English tutoring to the teenaged child of the partner to help prepare the child for an exam this fall. If you are interested, email your resume to Dean Lazar immediately.

Reminder: Graduate survey and cap and gown order forms due!

Any LL.M.'s that plan to participate in the May 2009 Commencement ceremonies must complete the following:

1. Cap and gown order form (due April 6) found here:

2. Graduate survey (due April 17) found here:

Administrative memo #11

Please click here for the newest admin memo regarding exams.

CASCLE Language Exchange Table: Tuesdays.

Students can bring a lunch and enjoy a 20 to 30 minute Mandarin lesson, followed
by English language conversation.

Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) official newsletter

To check out VOICES OF THE FUTURE: The Official Newsletter of the Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN), please click here.

Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution (JLCR) call for papers

The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:

·       Original articles in basic and applied research

·       Case studies

·       Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to for publication in the Maiden Issue (April 2009). Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website;

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.

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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