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Valparaiso law professors hail from a variety of colleges and universities such as the University of Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, University of Illinois, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Minnesota, MIT, NYU, Notre Dame, Princeton, Stanford, UCLA, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Yale, Washington University, Williams, and the University of Wisconsin, among others.  Many of them hold not only J.D. degrees, but also have had post-graduate training in economics, education, ethics, history, religion, sociology, and philosophy.

Numerous faculty members have served as federal court clerks; others have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif.  Some are members of the American Law Institute or are active in key sections of the American Bar Association and engaged in law reform.  Many are grounded in empirical methodology; numerous faculty members are expert in electronic media and the ways in which they affect legal scholarship.  A substantial number of professors—especially those teaching clinical and practical skills—are expert practitioners actively engaged not only in classroom teaching, but in the practice of law.

Given the breadth and depth of our faculty’s experience, it is not surprising that its members are deeply involved in national and international discourse and activities concerning the cutting-edge social, political, and economic issues of our time.

Recent Faculty News:

  • Valparaiso University Law School Professor David R. Cleveland, was recently named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
  • Professor Geoff Heeren and the the Immigration Law Clinic helps woman win fight for asylum.
  • Sally Holterhoff was presented with the Jacqueline Fessard Johnson Distinguished Service Award by INDIGO (Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations).
  • Legal Writing Specialist and Adjunct Instructor Katharine Wehling discusses mastering legal writing and guiding students during the transformational process of becoming lawyers in her recent article titled, “Writing Rangers.”
  • Professor David Herzig discusses potential conflicts if Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is elected while his tax returns are under an IRS audit in Wall Street Journal article.
  • Professor Faisal Kutty details the efforts by the right-wing Hindu nationalist ruling party to rewrite India’s history and promote Hinduism in Toronto Star article.
  • Professor David Herzig’s article titled The Tax Boondoggle Donald Trump Should Attack, But Didn’twas published by Forbes.
  • Professor Faisal Kutty’s article titled How Harper Sows Fear of Muslims in Pursuit of Votes, was published by the Huffington Post.
  • Professor David Herzig and Professor Faisal Kutty co-authored an article titled The Kim Davis Debacle Exposes the Limits of Religious Liberty, for the Huffington Post.
  • Professor Faisal Kutty addresses the current Islamophobic climate and the opportunity for Muslims to make their position of peace and tolerance clear in recent Toronto Star article.
  • Professor Curt Cichowski was named to the Conferences and Programming Committee of the ABA’s Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.