Career Planning Center’s Weekly Events

4/1 – 4/7

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
3093 Illinois Association of School Boards Lombard, IL Summer Extern 1L, 2L
3095 Lake County Superior Ct – Judge Diane Schneider Crown Point, IN Law Clerks 2L, 3L
3098 U.S. Foods Legal Department Rosemont, IL Summer Law Clerk 2L
3092 Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Multiple locations around the country Summer Law Clerks 1L, 2L
3094 Porter County Superior Ct. #3  – Judge Jent Portage, IN Summer Extern 1L, 2L

3L Pro Bono Plenary Session – April 18th

Thursday, April 18, 3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tabor Classroom – Required Plenary for students graduating in May 2013, if they did not attend the earlier session in the fall of 2012. The purpose of this final session is to discuss the value of engaging in pro bono work as an attorney. Presenters and students will share their experiences.

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. See Lisa Cannon for details or download the form for the employer to complete at


If you have been selected for a future externship (Sum, Fall or Spring), please review the FAQ site of the Externship webpage to see the forms and to answer most questions you may have.
Contact Lisa Cannon at with further questions.

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!

Public Interest Internship with Summer Public Interest Stipend Funding (SPIS)

If a student is selected for a public interest position, the student can apply for Summer Public Interest Stipend funding provided the summer public interest employer is not one of Valparaiso Law’s approved externship employers.  Students may not count the paid hours of the public interest position towards the pro bono requirement.  However, after the paid hours have been completed, students may use remaining hours to earn pro bono service credit towards graduation.

If you have any questions about these terms and policies or what type of position is best for you, please contact the Career Planning Center. Please submit your application to Robyn Rucker in the Career Planning Center Suite, room 131.

Applications for Summer Public Interest Stipend funding are due Friday, April 12, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.