Law Connection – September 27, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 5:30 p.m. Benson Classroom
Please join the Diversity and Inclusion Committee as they discuss “Dissent in the Classroom.” This is an opportunity for students to openly discuss civility, respect, and inclusion at the law school.
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.
Sunday, October 15, 3 p.m. Law School Pavilion
Thursday, October 26, 7 – 9 p.m. Tabor Classroom