Career Planning Center’s Weekly Events

3/11/13 – 3/17/13

Top 5 Jobs
Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
2937 Sachs & Hess, PC Schererville, IN Law Clerk 1L, 2L
2932 Marshall County Superior Court No. 2, Judge Colvin Plymouth, IN Law Clerk 2L, 3L
2864 Ray Gupta & Associates, LLC Schererville, IN Law Clerk 2L, 3L
2936 Lake County Circuit Court, Judge Pera Crown Point, IN Summer or Fall 2013 Extern 1L, 2L
2925 U.S. Attorney’s Office Hammond, IN Fall 2013 Extern 2L
Estate Planning CLE, Charity Drive & YLS Monthly Mixer

This event will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m., at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Valparaiso (upstairs gathering room). The free one hour CLE, “The Basics of Special Needs Trusts and Estate Planning”, will be presented by PCBA President, Alissa Kohlhoff. Please bring a donation (laundry detergent, canned goods, paper products, cleaning supplies, other necessary pantry items or $25 cash donation) for Housing Opportunities. The YLS Monthly Mixer will immediately follow at 6:30 p.m.

Externship New Proposal deadline extended to April 26

If you wish to submit a new externship proposal for the Curriculum Committee to consider for Summer or Fall 2013, you MUST do so before April 26, 2013.  See Lisa Cannon for details or download the form for the employer to complete at


Alumni Forum

Last week alumni received the law schools new eNewsletter the Alumni Forum. The Forum is designed to share news about alumni and other subjects of interest to the Valparaiso Law community. To view the Alumni Forum go to:


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! Website:


Legal Rebel Panel Discussion and Networking Reception

Location: Harre Union, Brown & Gold Room, Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.

The panel will consist of alumni that have combined their J.D. with another career interest:  Stephen Starks, Certified NFL Agent & Former Director of Legal Affairs for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency;  Beth Kreppein, FBI Gang Task Force/Chicago Crisis Negotiation Co-Coordinator; Marc Trent, JD/MBA, Partner at Financial Strategies Group.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Career Planning Center, Sports & Entertainment Law Association and Phi Alpha Delta.  Please RSVP for the Legal Rebel Panel Discussion and Networking Reception through Strategy.


Employers seeking Summer 2013 Externs – Details in Strategy

Chicago Park District – Job ID 2669

IL Attorney General – Job ID 2694

US Dep’t of Homeland Security – Job ID 2783

DuPage Co Public Defender – Job ID 2813

Juvenile Justice Center – Job ID 2881

Starke Circuit Court – Job ID 2917

IL Human Rights Commission – Job ID 2916

Hammond Legal Aid Clinic – Job ID 2918

IN State Dep’t of Health – Job ID 2915

General Counsel, Human Resources- Valparaiso University – Job ID 2884

Hoosier Environmental Council – Job ID 2859

Internal Revenue Service – Job ID 2863

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Job ID 2844

Chicago Board of Education – Job ID 2846

Farmworker & Landscape Advocacy Project – Job ID 2796


Distinguished Alumni Speaker

Tammy Somers ’01, Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division Office of the Indiana Attorney General.  Ms. Somers will be giving a presentation Monday, March 25, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., in Ulbricht Classroom. Following the presentation, Ms. Somers will be visiting Professor Huss’ Animal Law Class 11:45 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., for more in-depth discussion on her work with Puppy Mills.

Selected Career Highlights:
*Mrs. Somers first case involved a puppy mill. Two months later, the combined efforts of the OAK and the Dept. of Revenue shut down the mill and removed 74 dogs and four horses. Since then she has worked on many cases involving animals.
*Somers is currently a member of the Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy, Class II.
To attend the presentation, please RSVP through Strategy. You are welcome to join Professor Huss’ class if you would like to learn more.