Faculty Profile

Jason Paupore, J.D.

Assistant Professor

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Professor Paupore first began teaching courses in the Valparaiso University Communication department in 1999 and joined the faculty full-time in 2006. 

After graduating law school, Professor Paupore served as federal judicial law clerk for the Hon. Andrew P. Rodovich in the Northern District of Indiana, where he assisted in conducting trials and drafting legal opinions for the court.  After completing his clerkship, Professor Paupore worked in private practice, concentrating in media law, commercial civil litigation, and insurance bad faith. 

Academically, Professor Paupore is especially interested in persuasive methods and process, teaching courses in rhetoric, advocacy, negotiation theory, and argumentation.   He also teaches courses in media law, including defamation, privacy, and new media regulation. 

Professor Paupore believes that one of the most important assets of an aspiring professional is the ability to communicate in a well-reasoned, clear, and persuasive manner – both orally and in writing.   His greatest gratification comes from watching students become skilled orators and advocates, growing into well-rounded professionals.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Professor Paupore serves as academic advisor to The Torch, VU’s award winning student newspaper.   He is also the faculty advisor for the VU Pre-Law Society and coaches the university’s intercollegiate Mock Trial team.  In addition to teaching, Professor Paupore is also a practicing attorney and principal of the law firm Wruck Paupore LLC.   


B.A. - Western Michigan 
J.D. - Valparaiso University School of Law