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International Business and Trade Summer Law Program Kraków, Poland, The Cathlic Univerisity of America


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20th Annual Summer Law Program

Our twentieth joint venture with the Jagiellonian University in Cracow will take place over a six-week period this summer beginning in mid-June. Students will receive intensive training in the global aspects of modern trade, comparative perspectives of regulated industries and antitrust laws in the U.S. and the European Union, international business transactions, and other substantive areas of law. Classes will be conducted in English at the 14th century Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe. Unlike most summer abroad programs, a number of English-speaking law students from Polish universities will also participate. The Polish and American students will attend classes together, live together and participate in all co-curricular activities together. This cross-cultural aspect of the Cracow program is unique and has resulted in many lasting friendships and business contacts.


Market Square, KrakowCracow is an ancient royal city famous for its architectural beauty and cultural heritage, and was almost entirely spared the destruction wrought upon many urban cities of Europe during World War II. The city center is the “Rynek Glowny” or Market Square, which at ten acres is by far the largest city plaza in Europe. Avenues teeming with cafes, clubs, restaurants, antique shops and endless curiosities to be discovered and explored surround the square. As a city on UNESCO’s World Natural and Cultural Heritage list, Cracow is a vibrant masterpiece of Europe whose heritage ranks it among the other great artistic and cultural complexes of highest value in Europe.

The Jagiellonian University was founded in the 14th century and is one of Europe’s most prestigious universities. It counts among its distinguished alumni the renaissance scientist Nicholas Copernicus. The university’s law faculty is regarded as one of the finest in Central Europe. It also hosts numerous international conferences every year and was recently honored with a visit from another Jagiellonian alumnus, His Holiness, Pope John Paul II.

With more than 22,000 students attending the Jagiellonian University, Cracow is in many ways, the quintessential college town. During the summer, many students can be found at the university taking classes and working around the city. June and July are the busiest months in Cracow for cultural and music festivals, including historic and traditional religious celebrations, month-long jazz and opera festivals and numerous other theatrical and musical events happening almost daily in the market square.


Admission is open to any law student in good academic standing at his or her law school who has completed the first year of full-time or part-time study.

This program has been authorized by the Accreditation Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education.  However, each applicant’s school still has the discretion whether to accept the transfer of summer credits.

Applicants who are interested in using the summer credit to accelerate graduation should check with their Registrar’s Office to determine whether this summer program meets residency requirements.  It is unlikely that the credits in a foreign summer program can be used to accelerate graduation.


The Summer Law Program in Cracow—HIGHLIGHTS

Experience first-hand a country in transition

  • Poland is an emerging free market economy and European leader. Poland is assuming a pivotal role in the expanding democracies of Europe.
  • Cracow is a rich example of a city whose politics, society and legal systems are rapidly changing.
  • Receive practical and theoretical training in global aspects of modern trade, comparative commercial law and European legal history, and other substantive areas of law.
  • Interact with the best Polish law students and with American students from diverse schools and backgrounds.
  • Join more than 600 well-trained and educated alumni who are becoming future leaders of democratic Poland and the United States.
  • Create an international network of colleagues and resources through dialogue between faculty, program guests and lecturers and fellow students.
  • Obtain academic credit for courses in the Cracow Summer Law Program from The Catholic University of America, both fully accredited by the American Bar Association.
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American Bar Foundation – Research Faculty (Senior positions)

Pending budgetary approval, the American Bar Foundation (ABF) invites applications to join its Residential Research Faculty as Research Professors beginning in the 2011-12 academic year.

We seek candidates with distinguished records of scholarship in law and the social sciences or demonstrated potential for such accomplishments.  Research area, discipline, methodology, and rank are open.  The ABF is strongly committed to diversity in hiring.

The ABF is an independent, scholarly research institute committed to social science research on law, legal institutions, and legal processes.  Its faculty consists of leading scholars in the fields of law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology.  Research Professors may be appointed either full- or part-time.  When Research Professors are jointly appointed with law or social science faculties of Chicago-area institutions, the ABF works closely with these institutions to coordinate on matters such as salary, benefits, and other work arrangements.

The Appointments Committee will begin reviewing applications on August 15, 2010.  We ask that applicants submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a brief (no more than 2-page) description of current research and plans for future research, and a list of three references.

Application letters should be addressed to Robert Nelson, Director, and sent in electronic form to Roz Caldwell, Senior Administrative Assistant, at with the subject line “Faculty Search.” Queries about the application process can be directed to Ms. Caldwell at 312-988-6531.

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Call for Papers: “Transitional Justice and Reconciliation,” The Review of International Affairs, Deadline: March 31

Call for Papers

The Review of International Affairs, a reviewed and renowned International
Relations Journal published since 1951 by the Institute of
International Politics and Economics together with the Transitional Justice
Program of the Foundation for European Studies ( issue the
following call for a special edition on:

“Transitional Justice and Reconciliation”

In this special issue, we would like to focus on the link between
different transitional justice schemes, ranging from vetting procedures to national trials, truth commissions
and international tribunals and post-conflict stabilization and reconciliation between formerly
conflicted groups and/or states.

We encourage researchers from various disciplines, history, philosophy,
social psychology, political science, anthropology, law and International Relations to
submit papers dealing with case studies, comparative approaches and theoretical topics. We particularly welcome
empirical studies on ICTY and ICTR.

Papers should be between 8000 and 12000 words long, double spaced,
using Times New Roman font size 12. All papers should include a 100
word abstract and keywords. Full references should be given in
footnotes, in the following order: full name and surname of the
author, title of article in double quotes, title of journal in
italics, vol., no., pp range separated by an end dash. When referring
to books the full name of the author(s) should be followed by the book
title in italics, publisher, place and year of publication. Edited
volumes should be marked by an (ed.) between the name of the editor
and the title of the book or (eds) without a dot where there are
several editors.

A separate list of quoted literature should also be given at the end
of the paper.

The first page of the paper should contain only the title. The full
name and institutional affiliation of the author should be given on a
separate page to facilitate blind revieweing.

Articles should reach the editor by the end of March 2010. They should be
sent by electronic mail to: Mina Zirojevic, Editor-in-Chief, The
Review of International Affairs, Institute of International Politics
and Economics, 25 Makedonska St., Belgrade 11 000, Serbia. Email:

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