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Office of International Law and Policy
Asst. Dean Lydia Lazar

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Headlines for the Week of January 25, 2010

Fourth administrative memo for LL.M. and exchange students.

Please click here for Administrative Memo 4.

Information for New Students, Spring 2010

Please click here for the first administrative memo of the Spring 2010 semester, which has information for new students.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations summer internship program in Washington, DC. Applications due March 15

Please visit the National Council on U.S.- Arab Relations website for a detailed outline of the program.


The National Council Fellowships:
2010 Washington, D.C. Summer Internship Program

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program
provides undergraduate and graduate students a professional, academic, and career opportunity
internship in the Nation's Capital. The program combines professional work experiences with a parallel
two-month series of seminars. By design, the primary focus of the academic component of the program
centers on a sub-region of the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world: Arabia and the

When: June 1- August 6, 2010


The National Council's Summer Internship Program combines professional work experiences with a
parallel two-month series of seminars conducted throughout the week either over the noon hour or in the early evening hours. Our goals are: (1) to provide interns with firsthand experience behind-thescenes of the foreign policy analysis and advocacy process in Washington, D.C.; (2) to provide a strong academic component dealing with U.S. political, economic, and cultural relations with Arabia and the Gulf region; and (3) to introduce participants to career professionals in government, business, journalism, and NGOs as well as to highlight the wide range of career opportunities awaiting those who aspire to work in the area of U.S.-Arab relations.

As complements to the program, interns will also be exposed to D.C. in a less formal manner via films, cultural events, embassy and museum visits, off-the-record conversations with former diplomats, group dinners, and suggestions for exploring the sights of D.C. This will allow students not only to experience living and working in the city but also encourage them to appreciate all the cultural diversity and the exciting cultural and educational opportunities available in the Capital area.

January 27th: Language Loop Information Session

Please join Johanna Torres of the Language Loop for an information session on language classes that will be offered this semester. The information session will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27th in Room 547. For more information on the Language Loop please visit

January 27th: Panel discussion on “Complicit Destruction: Money, Mines and Militarization in the Democratic Republic of Congo”

On January 27th the Chicago Society and the African and Caribbean Students’ Association with Global Voices and the University of Chicago International House will host a free panel discussion and film screening entitled “Complicit Destruction: Money, Mines and Militarization in the Democratic Republic of Congo”. Kisuule Magala Katende, voice of “Ear to the Ground” on Chicago Public Radio will moderate the event, which begins at 6:00 p.m. at the International House located at 1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Scholarship Possibilities for Studying at Leiden Law School, The Netherlands

On behalf of Leiden Law School we would like to draw your attention to the scholarships that you, your colleagues, students or other contacts may be eligible to apply for, should they consider to study on one of our international LLM. programme. Sources of funding include the University’s LExS programme, the Orange Tulip Scholarship China 2010, the Preasidium Libertatis Scholarship, the Orange Tulip Scholarship Taiwan 2010 and the GarantiBank scholarships for applicants from Turkey.

Details of the above and other scholarships can be found at Information

The international LL.M. programmes offered by the Leiden Law School can be found at

Please note: For many scholarships the deadline is 1 March 2010. The Law School also offers support for applicants who need help with their English. The university’s English language requirements stipulate submission of an official English test result of either IELTS, TOEFL or the Cambridge Proficiency test.

Details of the entry level required can be found on

(Please note the entry requirement for our English taught master programmes is IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.)

1 April is the official closing date for completion of applications. For those who will need a visa and/or housing this is especially important in order to ensure that your legal documents are ready and housing is guaranteed for arrival. Last but not least, we would like to let you know that Leiden Law School is currently ranked fifth most popular Law programme in the world, on the well regarded LLM Guide for law students:

We thank you in advance for passing the above information on to interested parties. Yours sincerely, Els Lemaire Sheena Bruce Head – Office for International Education

Email address for correspondence:

Using a Credit Card to Make Tuition Payments: New Rules went into effect in November, 2009

Starting November 5, 2009, students will be required to make tuition payments through a new system called TouchNet/PayPath. More information can be found here:

Please note that there will be an additional service fee of 2.75% added to your tuition bill once the TouchNet system is implemented. To avoid this charge, you must pay your tuition in full BEFORE November 5, 2009. IIT will be using TouchNet/PayPath for student tuition accounts ONLY. IIT and the law school will continue to use the same credit card processors we have used in the past for all other credit card transactions. Therefore, service fees will NOT be added to general credit card transactions outside of student tuition account payments and we/IIT will continue to accept VISA, MC, Discover and American Express as we have done in the past.

Q: For Fall 2009, can I still use my Visa card to make payments to the Office of the Bursar for my tuition charges?
A: Yes. As long as your account balance is paid in full prior to November 5, 2009. Fall tuition payments made after this date will be made via TouchNet PayPath and will be assessed the 2.75% convenience fee.

Q: After November 5, 2009, how can I make payments to the Office of the Bursar without incurring the additional 2.75% charge?
A: Online electronic check payments will remain available at no additional charge. In addition, personal checks, money orders and cash payments will be accepted in person at the cashier’s office.

* Please note that service fees are not considered to as part of a student’s educational expenses, that is, service fees are not permitted to be added to a student’s budget for consideration of additional financial aid.

Q: Will I be able to use Visa for misc. payments made to the university such as parking services, book store purchases, etc.
A: The university will continue to accept visa payments for service not related to your student account. Please note that students electing to have their parking permit charged to their student account will not be able to use Visa cards to pay this fee.

German stipend supported summer program for 2010

There is a new stipend-supported summer program in Freiburg Germany for law students from the US, Canada and the UK. Detailed information is available at: The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Summer Law School offers the unique opportunity to receive intensive legal training at the University of Freiburg, which hosts one of the most prestigious law faculties in Germany. After the one-week seminar, you will spend about three weeks as an intern at a German law firm, court or other legal institution. The Law Summer School placements provide students with the opportunity to work in an international firm or organization, to learn about the daily life of a lawyer, consultant or judge, and to gain confidence in an international environment. Last but not least, the internships are a source of mutual cultural and professional enrichment for both the interns and their hosts.

The program will start on June 14, 2010 with a one-week seminar series on German and European law in Freiburg. After that, students start their individual internships at institutions of their choice.  Eligibility Requirements: To apply for a law internship you must be a law student enrolled at a university in the US or Canada at the time of the internship. Applicants must prove that they have student status at the time of the internship. German language skills are welcomed but are not necessary.  DAAD will provide a scholarship of ˆ650 for the duration of the Summer School. Furthermore, each scholarship holder will receive a lump sum for international travel expenses and a five-day travel card for German Railways. DAAD will also provide health insurance and accident and personal/private liability insurance.


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