Law Connection – August 30, 2017

The Valparaiso University Law School weekly newsletter

Town Hall Meeting
Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting with Dean Andrea Lyon.
Wednesday, August 30, Tabor Classroom
Two times will be offered to accommodate schedules:
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
5:00 – 5:45 p.m.

Open to all students

Amnesty International Call Out Meeting

Thursday, August 31, 10 – 10:30 a.m. Stride Courtroom
Have a passion for human rights?
Come see what we’re all about! Snacks will be available.

Seegers Lecture

Thursday, August 31, 4 – 5 p.m.
Benson Classroom

Professor Martha Albertson Fineman
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law
Emory University School of Law


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Vulnerability, Social Justice, and the Need for a Responsive State

This meaning of the concept of “social justice” has changed over time.  The fact of change is not surprising: meanings continuously evolve in relation to changing political, economic, and social circumstances. However, the term social justice has lost much of its social focus, partly as the result of the ascendancy of a progressive, but individually focused, human rights agenda that valorizes individual liberty and choice. Justice, no longer socially focused, is now found in protection of the liberty of the individual, not in the collective creation of the public good. State action has been construed as inconsistent with notions of liberty and equality under the law, and is too often seen as interfering with individual choice or autonomy. Instead of appreciating the need for collective responses, we seek ways to ensure individual responsibility.

Annual Intra-School Moot Court Competition

Friday, September 1, 6 p.m.
Valparaiso University Center for the Arts (VUCA) Duesenberg Recital Hall

Refreshments will be served after the competition.

Documented Movie Event

Thursday, September 14, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Tabor Classroom

About “Documented”
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. ‘Documented’ chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years.

Panel Discussion Post Screening – Moderated by Professor Geoffrey Heeren
Immigration Enforcement: A Dialogue Concerning Borders and Sanctuary


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RSVP is REQUIRED for this event. Limited seating available.

Professor David Herzig discusses tax exempt status of white supremacists groups in The New York Times article, “White Supremacist Groups Don’t Deserve Tax Exemptions.”




Brandis Bowling League

Every Monday at 8:30 p.m.
Inman’s Fun Center, 3201 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso
Everyone is welcome to play!
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