The Office of Career Planning Weekly Email

9/23 – 9/29


Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
3974 Johnson, Rappa & Ivancevich Merrillville, IN Paid Law ClerkApply by 10/7 3L
3908 Allen Superior Court Fort Wayne, IN Post-Graduate Judicial ClerkshipApply by 9/30 3L
3973 Indiana State Police Lowell and Valparaiso, IN 2014 Spring ExternApply by 10/9 2L, 3L
3807 National Railway Equipment Company Dixmoor, IL In House Corporate Law Clerk – PaidApply by  10/30 3L
3861 Porter County Circuit Court Valparaiso, IN 2014 Spring State Judicial ExternApply by 9/27 2L, 3L

Alumni Mentor Program  

Attention Students! Sign up for the Alumni Mentor Program. This is an available resource for all students. With over 100 Alumni volunteers signed up to participate, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. The program is accessible through Strategy, click here for more details on how to get started!

Bar Association Reception

Thursday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Atrium

Meet representatives from a number of state and local bar associations and learn about how you can become involved and expand your network

Professional Development Day Speaker

Part of Valparaiso Law’s Professionalism Series events-

Topic: Self-Assessment – A Powerful Career Tool

Presenter: Diane M. Costigan, Senior Managing Director, SJL Shannon Legal Center Management

When: Friday, September 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Pelzer Classroom

Professional Development Day with Alumni

Opportunity to learn about different practice areas-

When: Friday, September 27th, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., First Floor Hallway and Atrium

Some of the employers represented by alumni participating in table talk sessions with students:

Indiana Attorney General

JP Morgan

Mayer Brown

Jenner & Block

Penn State University Department of Athletics

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

Indiana Department of Child Services

Ohio Attorney General

Volkswagen Group of America

UAW Legal Services Plan

Sidley Austin

Indiana State Bar Association Panel Discussion

-Bar Associations:  How Bar Memberships Assist Students with Career Development

When: Thursday, September 26th,  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pelzer Classroom

The Panelists: Jamie M. Oss, Michigan City;  Michael J. Jasaitis, Crown Point;  Robyn M. Rucker, Valparaiso; and Michael E. Tolbert, Merrillville.  These lawyers will share with you the type of law they practice and their unique involvement with bar associations and the opportunities available through these professional associations.

Speaker – John Bouman

Come out on Friday, October 4th from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., in Benson to hear Valparaiso Law alumnus (1975), John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law speak about his work at the Center and how those passionate about public work can become involved. Michael Bergmann, Executive Director at the Public Interest Law Initiative will also be presenting on public interest internship and fellowship opportunities.  There will be an informal meet and greet with Mr. Bouman from 12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m. in the CPC suite for students unable to attend the presentation.  Please sign up for the Benson presentation in Strategy.