Law Connection – October 4, 2017
Valparaiso University Law School Named Top 20 Most Innovative Law School by preLaw Magazine
Immigration Law: Chicago Alumni Reception & Panel Discussion
Monday, October 9, 6 – 8 p.m., Sidley Austin LLP, One South Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60603
Please join us for a panel discussion among immigration law experts and Valparaiso University Law School alumni covering the topic, “Practicing Immigration Law in an Era of Heightened Immigration Enforcement.”
Justice Robert D. Rucker Lecture
Thursday, October 12, 4 – 5 p.m. Benson Classroom
Lawrence G. Albrecht
CONFRONTING GOVERNMENTAL IMPUNITY AND IMMUNITY “FROM BELOW”
The hierarchy of judicial doctrines advancing governmental immunity have created a legal thicket of obstacles for civil and international human rights victims to overcome. Powerful policy pronouncements often accompany judicial decisions dismissing or limiting such litigation – policy which reinforces and often expands judicial absolution of alleged civil and human rights abuses. Impunity or qualified immunity may triumph regardless of the egregiousness of governmental conduct. Missing from this immunity architecture is fulsome judicial consideration of the legal interests of victims of injustice and public policy factors supporting a more balanced and inclusive legal framework. This missing law circumscribes consideration of unsettled or novel constitutional and statutory interpretation and embedded policy assessed from the plaintiff’s perspective and impedes the development of law responsive to new realities.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Sunday, October 15, 11 a.m., Coffee Creek Preserve
International Law Society (ILS) and Asian American Pacific Islander Law Student Association (AAPILSA) Potluck
Sunday, October 15, 3 p.m., Law School Pavilion
International Law Society (ILS) 2017 Fall Speaker Event
A Combat Pilot’s Perspective on the Expanding Landscape of Warfare
Wednesday, October 18, 5 – 7 p.m., Pelzer Classroom
International Law Society presents Retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, Shawn Dawley. For more information please contact Zoe.Rea@valpo.edu.
Thursday, October 19, 7 – 9 p.m., Harre Union, Hearth Room
Women Law Students Association (WLSA) will be holding a coin drive to determine who will be the representative from each class. Whoever earns the most coins will be selected. Also, any gentlemen from the law school that would like to participate should contact WLSA representative Marina.Sekosan@valpo.edu.
Thursday, October 26, 7 – 9 p.m., Tabor Classroom
In light of recent events in Texas and Florida, the Public Health Student Association is leading a supply drive to benefit those affected by the Hurricanes in Texas and Florida. The different colleges across campus have been assigned various necessities for collection. The law school will be collecting Neosporin. A drop-off box is located in the entrance of the law school.
Professor David Herzig discusses the tax boon for shareholders under President Trump’s new tax plan in The New York Times article, “The Trump Tax Idea That’s a Boon for Shareholders.”