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Bar Exam Registration Information 

Each state has its own bar registration and admission rules. Those who intend to practice law are encouraged to become acquainted with the rules in the state in which they plan to practice, especially those rules relating to registration deadlines and specific courses or course credit hours that might be required during law school. Generally, registration for the bar exam is required during the student’s third-year of law school. However, a few states offer financial discounts and encourage registration for the bar exam prior to the student’s third year:

Alabama:          Law students are encouraged to register within 60 days of starting law school (registration fees increase after the 60 day period)

Florida:             Law students are encouraged to register in the first year of law school (financial discount available if file by January 15 of the first year)

Illinois:             Law students are encouraged to register in the first year of law school (financial discount available if file by the March 1 of first year)

Iowa:                 Law students are encouraged to register by November 1 of the first year of law school (registration fees increase after that date)

Mississippi:     Law students are encouraged to register by October 1 of applicant’s second year of law school (registration fees increase after that date)

North Dakota: Law students are encouraged to register by October 1 of the second year of law school, or 14 months after the first day of the first year (registration fees increase after this time)

Ohio:                 Law students are encouraged to register by November 15 of the applicant’s second year of law school (registration fees increase after that date)

Oklahoma:      Law students are encouraged to register by October 15 of the second year of law school (registration fees increase after that date)

Please check your state’s board of bar examiners website for additional details.  If you have any question regarding bar registration or bar applications, please contact Bethany Lesniewski or Kim Kass.

Religion in the Workplace

Law school professors discuss if it is ever appropriate to express and share one’s faith in a professional legal setting. The event will be held in place of CLS’s regular meeting in Stride courtroom on October 16th at 6:30 p.m.

American Red Cross Blood Donation

Sign up to donate blood with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, October 15 from 1pm-5pm at redcrossblood.org. Schedule your blood donation appointment using the sponsor code “vulaw”.  If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact Saba Uddin at saba.uddin@valpo.edu.

Bar Exam Question and Answer Session

Do you have questions regarding the bar exam registration process or just have general questions regarding the bar exam? If so, stop by the student lounge on Wednesday, October 9th during chapel break to have your questions answered by your bar prep coaches, Bethany Lesniewski and Kim Kass.

Seegers Lecture on Jurisprudence

Popular Sovereignty and the Judicial Duty to Assess the Rationality of Laws

Speaker – Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory

Director, Georgetown Center for the Constitution Georgetown Law

Thursday, October 3, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wesemann Hall

For more information: http://www.valpo.edu/law/seegers-lecture-on-jurisprudence-2

To RSVP for this event: http://www.valpo.edu/law/lecture-series-rsvp

1st annual ISBA Erik Chickedantz Law School Fitness Award

Valparaiso Law School has won the 1st Annual ISBA Law School Fitness Award. Valparaiso Law has done an excellent job addressing both the mental and physical health concerns of its students. Congratulations to the SBA and the student body for winning this award.

Wesemann Café Menu

For the menu (week of 9/30/13), please click on the following link: Wesemann Cafe