Student News

Valparaiso University Law School – Law Week 2013

Monday, February 11

Trivia Night.  FOOD, TRIVIA and FELLOWSHIP! This will be a Jeopardy style trivia contest (non-law related).  Trivia night will be held in Wesemann Cafe from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13th

Bar-A-Thon– A night of fun and games at Inman’s Bowling Alley (3201 Evans Avenue) from 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. There will be bowling, pool, darts and other miscellaneous games.  Also, there will be pizza and beverages for attendees to enjoy.

Friday, February 15th

Ascension to Excellence: An Evening with the Tuskegee Airmen. This event will be held at the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Local Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen have a prepared presentation where they chronicle their efforts in WWII; as well as the lives they all lived here in America before and after the war. They will share their story at this event.

Saturday, February 16th

Barrister’s Ball – Fire and Ice.  Barrister’s Ball will be at the Radisson Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN from 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.  The address is 800 E. 81st Avenue Merrillville, IN 46410.  If you are not familiar with Barrister’s Ball, it is essentially law school’s prom.  There will be a formal dinner followed by an evening of dancing the night away! Tickets for Barrister’s will go on sale the first week of February.  If you want to reserve a room for the night call the Radisson and tell them you are with the Valpo Law Ball, and you will be given a special rate.

Law Library Open Forum

Do you have an opinion about the library you would like to share? Do you have suggestions for services the library could provide or how the library physical space could be updated? If so, please stop by the Benson classroom from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., on Tuesday, January 22 to chat with Associate Dean Janoski-Haehlen. Ice cream with all the toppings will be provided so come by even if you just want a snack.

Last call for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers.

Do you need to finish your pro bono hours before graduation, or are you interested in tax law?

Email Nick Hoeffler ( or Cassidy Emery ( to signup.

First, we’ll send you all instructions and training material. Second, you’ll take an open book certification exam on Saturday, January 26th. Third, all your training time counts towards your pro bono hours.

VITA begins on February 2nd, breaks for school Spring Break, then runs through April 6th.

Volunteer hours are flexible and priority signups go to 3Ls who have not completed their pro bono hours.

Please email Nick or Cassidy to sign up or talk to us during Friday chapel break in the atrium.

Valparaiso University Law Review

Valparaiso University Law Review welcomes all students to try out for the Case Comment Competition in the beginning of March. More details concerning the Case Comment Competition coming soon!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture

Featuring Speaker Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana

From A Dream to a More Perfect Union

Thursday, January 24, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tabor Classroom

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CIVILITY MATTERS – Civility in Politics, Media and Business

Monday, February 4, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Valparaiso University Center for the Arts

Featuring Congressman Lee Hamilton who represented the State of Indiana in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1965 to 1999. This event is free, registration required, please RSVP to 219.465.0294.

Wesemann Cafe Menu

For the Wesemann Café menu, please click on the following link:  ​

Wesemann Café Menu: Wesemann Cafe Menu