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Law Connection – September 27, 2017

Dissent in the Classroom – Part II
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.”

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Justice Robert D. Rucker Lecture
Thursday, October 12, 4 – 5 p.m. Benson Classroom

Lawrence G. Albrecht

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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.


International Law Society (ILS) and Asian American Pacific Islander Law Student Association (AAPILSA) Potluck
Sunday, October 15, 3 p.m. Law School Pavilion
Please bring your friends and family and join ILS and AAPILSA for a potluck. Bring a food dish, either hot or cold. The supplies such as paper plates, napkins and utensils will be provided.

Valpo’s Got Talent
Thursday, October 26, 7 – 9 p.m. Tabor Classroom
Join the Black Law Students Association and The Jewish Law Students Association for the year’s hottest talent show. Tickets will be sold in the atrium for $5 until show day.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross to benefit Hurricane Irma and Harvey victims.
Everyone at the law school will have the opportunity to sign up and reserve their spot in the talent show. If you have a talent you would like to share, sign up in the atrium at the Valpo’s Got Talent table between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Valparaiso University Hurricane Relief 
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.