Important Message from Dean Jay Conison

Dear Alumni and Friends:

I have just announced my departure from Valparaiso University Law School. Effective April 15, I will move to a new position as Dean of the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In the nearly 15 years I have served as Dean, the Law School has had many successes and accomplishments. The one of which I am most proud is building sustainable diversity at the school, most notably in the student body–the percentage of underrepresented minority students has been in the 30-35% range for some time. We have also doubled the number of live client clinics and built a state-of-the-art facility for clinical and skills education. I could easily go on, but you have read my semi-annual alumni letters over the years, and can also take a look at our web site (

It has been a privilege to come to know and work with hundreds of you over the years, as we have collaborated to build a successful and innovative school. I will miss my many friends and partners among you, and wish you all well as you continue to support the school and participate in future initiatives.

Very best wishes,
Jay Conison
Dean and Professor, Valparaiso Law