Valparaiso University Law School prepares you for a career in law by offering a strong program in both legal theory and experiential education. Our clinic program and pro bono service requirement have been central to the Valparaiso Law experience for a long time. Combined with our externship program, a broad selection of internships and intensive skills programs in legal writing, research, and analysis, you will learn the hands-on practice of law. Through the truly personal teaching and learning that Valparaiso Law faculty provide, your law school experience will be distinguished by a focus on you and your legal education. Read more about Valparaiso Law >>>
We Welcome Your Application to Valparaiso Law
Applications to the J.D. Program can be submitted electronically through LSAC September 1 – June 1 each year. To learn more about Applying to Valparaiso Law, please also visit our application information page.
We invite you to submit your 2013 application for admission as soon as possible, while scholarship funds are still available.
Our Students Reflect on the Advantages of Their Valparaiso Law Education
Jonathan Sichtermann, Class of 2012, says that the writing and appellate advocacy training he received at Valparaiso Law is important in his current position as a Deputy Indiana Attorney General: “I learned how to write a better appellate brief—learning the finer points courts looks for, how to get more policy into my briefs, and how to show the courts why the law needs to change.”
Chelsey Newcomb, Class of 2013, made her choice because of community: “Few schools actually deliver community. At Valparaiso Law, students and faculty really care, and they hold nothing back. It’s not about winning and making it to the top…we’re all here together to succeed in our law school experience.”
Tim Rigdon, Class of 2011, now the Risk Manager at Transportation Solutions Enterprises, feels his business externship at ArcelorMittal gave him valuable professional experience: “Going beyond the classroom and acquiring hands-on experience at a Fortune Global 500 company gave me practical skills and knowledge that has greatly enhanced the start of my career in corporate law.”
Lakeisha Murdaugh, Class of 2012, now an associate at the law firm of McCain & White, PC, feels her training as a member of the oral advocacy team offered her “mentors that helped me develop writing and oral advocacy skills and prepare my arguments.” In turn, she ran for and won a leadership position on Moot Court so “I could give back what others had poured into me.”
Please email or phone us if you have questions or would like personal assistance in submitting an application for admission.
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