Student News


3L Pro Bono Plenary

The spring 2014 pro bono plenary session will take place on April 25th in Benson from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The speaker for the session will be Michael Bergmann the Executive Director of the Public Interest Law Initiative.  Michael is a frequent speaker on issues relating to legal aid, pro bono and public interest law at the state and national level.  During his tenure at PILI, Michael has handled pro bono matters through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Lawyers Committee for Better Housing and the National Immigrant Justice Center.  Prior to joining PILI in 2006, Michael served as the Guardian Ad Litem Program Director for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

Presentation on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

Join the Federalist Society on Tuesday, April 1, at 5:00 p.m., in Pelzer as we welcome Professor Scott Gaylord, Elon University Law School. Professor Gaylord authored an amicus brief for the case, which was argued before the Supreme Court on March 25. He will discuss the case, which includes the intersection of free exercise and religious objections by for-profit corporations for contraceptives coverage.

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Trial Advocacy Tryouts

Tryouts will take place on Friday, April 11, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 12, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Stride Courtroom.

SBA Elections

SBA Class of 2015 and 2016 Representative Elections will be held starting Monday, April 14 at 8:00 a.m., until Tuesday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m.

All elections will be conducted through TWEN on Westlaw.

New IMC E-Board

The 2013-14 International Moot Court Executive Board is pleased to announce the new E-Board for next year:

Julie Johnson, President
James Annunziata, Justice of Coaching and Research
Tori Feddeler, Justice of Marketing Communications
Naila Alam, Justice of the Intraschool Competition
Jimmie Hoch, Justice of Finance

Thank you to those who have helped IMC with the process and congratulations to the new board! IMC also hopes to meet all of the new 1Ls interested in IMC at try-outs on April 7 and 8.

Law Review Symposium – Money in Politics

Friday, April 4, 8:30 a.m., Wesemann Hall

This symposium will address where election law has been, where it is currently, and where it is going. With the first panel, we intend to have an in-depth examination of Citizens United v. FEC and what led up to it.

The second panel will review campaign finance tax law and discuss the IRS controversy that arose this past summer.

The last panel will examine campaign finance issues from the practitioner’s point of view and will touch on the McCutcheon v. FEC case, which was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2013.

Each panel is composed of geographically and politically diverse scholars and practitioners who will strive to provide a balanced discussion of the issues.

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Ambulance Chase 5k Fun Run

The Fitness Club is once again holding the Ambulance Chase 5k Fun Run. This event will be held on April 12, 10:00 a.m., at the ARC. All proceeds from the event will go to the Crisis Center in Gary, Indiana. Students and faculty can register for the event on April 7, 8, 9, & 10 in the atrium during chapel break, or the day of the event from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Early registration is $10, and day of registration is $15. If there are any questions, please contact Tori at victoria.feddeler@valpo.edu.

Alumni Events

Be sure to visit the Alumni “Coming Up Next” Page to see the upcoming schedule of alumni activities. All students are welcome to attend!

Wesemann Café Menu

For the menu (week of 3/31/14), please click on the following link: Menu