Valparaiso Immigration Clinic
Valparaiso Immigration Clinic students Danielle DeWinter and Brian Casson capped off their law school experience by winning asylum for a Congolese man. The trial-type hearing in the Chicago Immigration Court occurred on Monday, May 12. The students have spent the last year preparing for the hearing–interviewing their client about the traumatic experiences he endured in the Republic of Congo, gathering supporting evidence, drafting affidavits and a brief, locating expert witnesses, and communicating with fact witnesses in the Congo. The stakes were high; if they had lost, their client would have been deported back to the country where he was tortured. Because of their victory, he can start a new life in the United States.
Office of Admissions’ Admitted Student Events
The Office of Admissions hosted two admitted student open houses on March 20 and April 25. There were 67 students in attendance, and 88% have thus far committed to attending Valparaiso Law. Thank you to the faculty, staff, and current students that help make these events a huge success.
On Friday, June 20, the admitted students will be back again for Pre-Orientation. This welcome event will give our visitors the opportunity to preview their education at Valparaiso Law through experiencing our commitment to personal teaching and learning.
Sunday, May 18, 10:00 a.m., at the University Chapel.
The Commencement Speaker, Ms. Joyce Thompson, is an associate director in the enforcement department at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Please click on the following link for more information: Commencement
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
Effective immediately, the cafe summer hours will be Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., through July 18.