Monday, April 28, 2008


Congratulations to our new ILS 2008-2009 Board!

President: Samantha Martin
Vice President: Susie Shin
Secretary: Andrew Thomas
Treasurer: Lauren Sanchez-Murphy
Social Chair: Jeanine Oury

Monday, April 21, 2008

ILS Elections

ILS Elections:
So far we have received bios from the following people for the following positions.
If you would like to run for a position but do not see your name included here please notify me ASAP.

President: Samantha Martin, Dana White

Vice President: Susie Shin, Lindsay Stanley

Secretary: Erica Greene, Hailey Harren

Treasurer: Lauren Sanchez-Murphy, Stephanie Renguso

Social Chair: Jeanine Oury

International Law Day

April 24th is International Law Day!
We have two great events on one exciting day. Refreshments will be served for both events. We hope that you can make it!

- Teresa Cheng, who is a Hong Kong barrister, and the new President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, will be speaking to students at 4:00 in room 203.
She will be talking about her experiences as a mediator and an arbitrator in Hong Kong.


Charles R. Bernardini, Partner, Ungaretti & Harris LLP
David Braun, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Thomas H. Thorelli, Thorelli & Associates Inc.

April 24, 2008 | 5:00 p.m. Maguire Hall | Room 260

The distinguished speakers will talk about their work and will address the following questions:

• How did you become interested and/or involved in international law?

• Do you feel that continuing education or an advanced degree in
law or business administration is critical to be successful in this area? What are your thoughts on having this type of experience abroad?

• What would you recommend for someone who has a desire to work
in an international environment? Are there any courses or extra-curricular activities you can suggest that would better prepare students for this type of endeavor?

• In your opinion, what are the main differences or difficulties
you have experienced in working in different cultures or business environments?

• It is often noted that Chicago does not have a global outlook
like some other cities in the U.S. Do you agree with this? What, if anything, can be done to change this perception?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Conference on the International Criminal Court at Harold Washington Library on April 25th

This Friday, the Midwest Regional Conference on International Justice will be held at the Harold Washington Library. The International Criminal Court, established by treaty under the auspices of the United Nations in July 1998 at the Rome Conference, is the world's first permanent, independent criminal court. A decade after the Rome Conference, with 105 countries now a party to its statute, the ICC has gained wide-ranging recognition for its potential role in putting an end to impunity for such crimes as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. This conference is designed to reflect on the achievements of the Court as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of it.

An extraordinary group of speakers will address these issues as well as the situations in Darfur, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda. The distinguished presenters include the President of the ICC, its Prosecutor, the United States Presidential Special Envoy to Sudan, and a number of eminent law professors from Case Western Reserve University, Northwestern University, the University of California Hastings College of the Law, the University of Notre Dame, Washington University, and Washington and Lee University.

There will also be a pre-conference student event on April 24th from
6-8 pm to familiarize students with the work of the court and general issues in international criminal law. (Please see the attached flier).

Friday, April 25, 2008
Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center • Lower Level 400 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60605 • 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public • Pre-registration is required

Thursday, February 21, 2008

International Law Summer Stipend

The Law School’s International Programs Committee is pleased to announce that for the seventh year, it will offer summer stipends to students who work in low-paying or non-paying jobs related to international law. Up to three stipends, in amounts of up to $3,000 each, will be available.

Students must find their own jobs. Preference will be given to students who work abroad over those who work in the U.S. There will also be a strong preference for those who find international jobs working for not-for-profit organizations, or government organizations, but other forms of employment providing international experience will also be considered.

Awards will only be made to students who have confirmed job offers.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

1) A current resume
2) Employer and job description, including salary, if any
3) Amount of stipend requested
4) A personal statement (no more than 3 pages, double-spaced) covering (a) your prior experience in international law and practice; (b) details of your current interests in that area; and (c) how this job relates to or advances those interests.
5) A letter from the employer providing the following information
A. A description of the function and services of the organization.
B. A description of the duties of the student
C. An explanation of how the student will be used and supervised.
D. Information as to what compensation, if any, will be provided to the student.

Please note: Both the student and the employer will be asked to submit evaluations at the end of the work period.

Please forward these materials to Professor Stacey Platt by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2008. (Professor Platt has mailboxes at the Law School and the ChildLaw Center.) Decisions will be announced the following week.

Please feel free to contact Professor Platt at or (312) 915-7931 if you have any questions about this program.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Save the Date - Prepare to Practice Westlaw Session for ILS members

There will be a special Prepare to Practice session for ILS members on April 2nd from 12pm-12:45pm - more details to follow!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bar Review Thursday January 17th

The International Law Society will be hosting the first bar review of the semester!!

Thursday, January 17th
Uberstein in Wrigleyville
(3478 N Clark St)

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The party starts at 9:00pm and the specials include:
$5 for a 1/2 liter of Belgian Ale
$6 for a liter of Hofbrauhaus
$3 for a brat and fries

Come join us to kick off the semester Oktoberfest style!!

The International Law Society