Law Connection – February 7, 2018

2018 Tabor Institute on Legal Ethics Lectures

Mr. John Ruger
Senior Director of US Volleyball and Former US Olympic Committee Ombudsman

Thursday, February 8,  Wesemann Hall, Tabor Classroom
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — Bench & Bar Lecture
4 – 5 p.m. — Public Lecture

Ethical Issues in Olympic Sport

With the XXIII Olympic Winter Games approaching, we take a look at how ethics in Olympic sport has shaped this international event. It was November of 1998 when the Salt Lake City bid scandal broke with the leaders of the Organizing Committee ultimately resigning, replaced by Mitt Romney. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) instituted new bid reforms and now almost 20 years later, Carlos Nuzman, IOC member and head of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, is under arrest for bribery in Brazil’s bid for the 2016 Games. Are bid scandals inevitable in Olympic sport, and as such, baked into the culture of event? Or is it simply individuals who are rogue operators?


More Information

This event has been approved for the Professionalism Series.

Please join us for Law Day at the ARC Sunday , February 11

Valpo vs. Illinois State

  • Free food & giveaways!
  • Join us in the McGill Room (in the ARC) at 2 p.m. for food & drinks!
  • Free for students, faculty & staff with OneCard. Tickets can also be purchased online or at the ARC.
  • Tip-off at 3 p.m.

Valparaiso University Law SchoolLaw Clinic Open House and Registration Information
Wednesday, February 14, 10 – 11 a.m., Heritage Hall

The Clinic is hosting an open house for students interested in enrolling in the law clinic next year.  The open house is an opportunity for students to talk with current Law Clinic students, supervisors and staff, and complete a pre-registration application.

To become a legal intern certified to practice in Indiana, a student must have completed ½ of the credits required for graduation and have taken, or be taking, Legal Profession.  Applications available at the Law Clinic office Monday, February 5 – Friday, February 16.  Students must sign up for an interview with the supervising attorney(s) before the application period closes.  Descriptions of each clinic are available at the Law Clinic office or in the course catalogue.  Please stop by to get your questions answered, fill out a Law Clinic application, and schedule an interview.

Handling Tough Interview Questions

The Career Planning Center will discuss how to handle tough interview questions in Stride at 10 a.m. (during Chapel Break) on the following days:
– Thursday, February 15
– Wednesday, February 21
– Thursday, February 22

Barrister’s Ball
Friday, March 30, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. Aberdeen Manor Ballroom

Ticket sales will be held February 19-23 in the Law School Atrium. $20 General Admission, $15 Alumni, free for all students.