Valparaiso Law Welcomes the Class of 2017

Members of Valpo Law’s Class of 2017 have work and other experiences that exemplify the School’s commitment to service. Almost 30% of the new students have experience working in the legal field, including positions as paralegals and law clerks, law firm or judicial internships, and a wide variety of support positions in public defenders’, prosecutors’, and other law-related offices. Many of the entering students have been politically active by volunteering in campaigns, working for political parties, and working in legislative positions at both the state and federal levels. Furthermore, several students have worked in law enforcement, and the entering class has veterans from each branch of the military.

Students in the entering class also have a wide range of other professional experiences, including those that have worked in banking, insurance, real estate, sales, and marketing, and many have teaching experience at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. The entrepreneurial students have owned and operated businesses such as restaurants, a vending machine company, a lawn services company, community outreach programs, and even a private detective firm. Other accomplishments include a model and voice actor, a film producer, a CEO, a semi-professional basketball player, sporting instructors, and a former NFL athlete.

Also in line with Valpo Law’s commitment to service is the vast amount of volunteer work performed by the entering class. Class members have coached numerous teams, including soccer, baseball and softball, basketball, football, golf, tennis, and cheerleading teams, as well as athletes in the Special Olympics. Many have volunteered on mission trips, in homeless shelters and food banks, and with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Boys and Girls Club, Make-A-Wish Foundation, AmeriCorps, and the United Way. Others have volunteered as tutors, a court appointed special advocate (CASA), and worked in hospitals and nursing homes. One student volunteered in an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Many members of the Class of 2017 achieved undergraduate academic honors: Over 30 have been recipients of merit and academic scholarships, and the class includes multiple members of honors societies, deans’ list recipients, and All- Academic athletic scholars.

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