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Valparaiso Co-sponsors Forum on Immigration Court Reform

On November 3, 2014, Valparaiso University Law School co-sponsored a symposium on Immigration Courts at the Union League Club in Chicago. The symposium was organized by a working group of immigration experts in the Chicago region, including...

Valparaiso Immigration Clinic Student Argues in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

On October 30, 2014, Immigration Clinic student Monalisa Dugué argued an asylum appeal before a three-judge panel of the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case involved an Eritrean woman who had been detained, imprisoned, and...

Dean Andrea Lyon

Dean Andrea Lyon, former Gary mayor Richard Hatcher ’59 J.D., and the Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered powerful speeches to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act and Freedom Summer at the Genesis Convention...

Tax Clinic Student’s Obtain Tax Exempt Status for Client Organizations

Students participating in the Tax Clinic during the 2013-2014 term were successful in obtaining tax exempt status from the IRS for three different client-organizations.  One organization provides canine CPR and first aid training to first...

Faculty News

Professor Susan Stuart and Professor Ruth Vance’s article on Bringing a Knife to the Gunfight: The Academically Underprepared Law Student & Legal Education Reform, has become part of the Illinois State Bar Association’s...

Civil Clinic Client Cases

Interns in the Civil Clinic represent numerous consumer defendants sued by debt buyers, who purchase old credit card debt for pennies on the dollar, often without proof of their standing or of the underlying debt. Interns draft pleadings,...

The Law Clinic at Valparaiso University Law School is now accepting new cases

The Law Clinic at Valparaiso University Law School, which provides free legal representation to individuals with limited income, is now accepting new cases. The Law Clinic represents low-income residents of the region in matters such as debt...

Associate Professor Sally Holterhoff

Sarah (Sally) Holterhoff, Associate Professor of Law Librarianship, traveled to Lyon, France, recently to participate in the 80th annual World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and...

Professor Nicole Negowetti

Assistant Professor Nicole Negowetti was quoted in an LA Times article titled “Food Buyers Lean Toward ‘Natural,’ a Claim That’s Hard to Define.” In the article, Professor Negowetti, remarks “there’s a...

Valparaiso Immigration Clinic Students Win Asylum Case

On July 31, 2014, the Valparaiso University Law School Immigration Clinic won a very challenging asylum case. Recent graduates Maria Blumenfeld and Yamir Gonzalez-Velez represented the client, who fled Honduras after he witnessed corrupt...

Professor Curt Cichowski

The Indiana Lawyer highlighted a recent Indiana Court of Appeals case involving an intellectual property dispute. The dispute concerned a competition claim regarding the rights to use the internet domain name...

Dean Andrea Lyon

Dean Andrea D. Lyon, J.D. has a profile on the Huffington Post. On the post, Dean Lyon shares her thoughts on Drug Reform and the United States Sentencing...

Professor David Herzig

Professor David Herzig was quoted in a WSJ article titled, ”Are Shippers Responsible for Legality of Goods They Transport? U.S. Case Against FedEx Involves Controlled Substances.” In the article, Professor Herzig comments on whether...

Professor Faisal Kutty

Assistant Professor Faisal Kutty’s article “Getting Rid of Tenure Won’t Fix Our Post-Secondary Problems” was published by the Huffington Post on July 10, 2014. Assistant Professor Faisal Kutty’s article “The...

Andrea D. Lyon, J.D., Joins Valparaiso University Law School as the Twelfth and First Female Dean

On July 1, 2014, Andrea D. Lyon, J.D., will begin her tenure as the twelfth and first female dean of Valparaiso University Law School. Lyon will replace interim dean and longtime faculty member Ivan Bodensteiner, who will return to teaching. In...

Valparaiso Law School to Host International Conference

On Saturday, June 28th, Valparaiso University Law School will host scholars from Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria and the United States at its Hyde Park, Chicago venue, located on the campus of the Lutheran School of Theology. The...

Valparaiso Law Changes Name of Highly Successful Professionalism Series

Starting this fall, Valparaiso University Law School is changing the name of its highly successful Professionalism Series to honor longtime faculty member and former dean Louis F. Bartelt, Jr. Dean Bartelt served on Valparaiso’s faculty from...

Valparaiso University Law Students Celebrate Commencement

  156 Valparaiso University Law School graduates received their diplomas at the Chapel of the Resurrection on the Valparaiso University campus on Sunday, May 18. Ms. Joyce Thompson served as this year’s commencement speaker....

Sally G. Holterhoff is named the 2014 Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award Recipient

The American Association of Law Libraries announced today that Sarah (Sally) G. Holterhoff, government information/reference librarian and associate professor of law librarianship at the Valparaiso University Law School Library in Valparaiso,...

Court of Appeals names three Valparaiso University Law School students as Carr L. Darden 2014 CLEO Interns

The Court of Appeals of Indiana has selected three students from Valparaiso Law for its 2014 Carr L. Darden Conference for Legal Education Opportunity internship program, or CLEO. The 10-week internships will immerse the students in the...