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Valparaiso Law Welcomes the 2016 Entering Class

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PROFILE OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Members of Valpo Law’s Class of 2019 have work and other experiences that exemplify the School’s commitment to service. Almost half of the new students have experience working in the legal field, including positions as paralegals and law clerks, law firm or government internships, and a wide variety of support positions in public defenders’, prosecutors’, and other law-related offices. Furthermore, several students have worked in law enforcement, and the entering class has nine students with military service.

Students in the entering class also have a wide range of other professional experiences, including those that have worked in banking, coaching, compliance, healthcare, insurance, real estate, sales, tax, marketing, and teaching experience at the elementary and secondary levels. The entrepreneurial students have owned and operated businesses such as a video game entertainment company and a family-owned brewing company. Other professional accomplishments include sporting instructors, a pastry chef, a licensed scuba diver, caretakers, a pastor, a CEO, an electrician, radio and news reporters, and a three-time beauty queen winner.

Also in line with Valpo Law’s commitment to service is the vast amount of volunteer work performed by the entering class. Class members have coached numerous teams, including baseball, football, soccer, softball, and cheerleading teams. Many have volunteered on mission trips, in homeless shelters and food pantries, crisis centers, and with organizations such as the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Humane Society, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Salvation Army, Special Olympics, and the United Way. Others have volunteered as tutors, at music and summer camps, and on human rights and political campaigns.

As undergraduates, several students participated in groups ranging from political and religious interests to theatre, college newspapers, mock trial, fraternities and sororities, and intramural sports teams. Many in our entering class also participated in varsity undergraduate athletics, including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, hockey, soccer, tennis, and track and field.

Many members of the Class of 2019 achieved undergraduate academic honors: Over half the class are recipients of merit and academic scholarships, and the class includes multiple members of honors societies, deans’ list recipients, and presidential award recipients.

UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS REPRESENTED (69)

ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY
AQUINAS COLLEGE
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY
BRADLEY UNIVERSITY
BUTLER UNIVERSITY
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-PUEBLO
CORNELL COLLEGE
DEPAUW UNIVERSITY
DEVRY UNIVERSITY
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
FINLANDIA UNIVERSITY
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY
GANNON UNIVERSITY
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY
GRACELAND UNIVERSITY
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-TERRE HAUTE
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-EAST
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-KOKOMO
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTH BEND
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTHEAST
INDIANA UNIV-PURDUE UNIV-INDIANAPOLIS
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BATON ROUGE
MARSHALL UNIVERSITY
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
MIDLAND UNIVERSITY
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY–MANKATO
NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
OAKWOOD UNIVERSITY
PRINCIPIA COLLEGE
PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET-HAMMOND
PURDUE UNIVERSITY-WEST LAFAYETTE
PURDUE UNIV-NORTH CENTRAL-WESTVILLE
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
SHORTER UNIVERSITY
ST. NORBERT COLLEGE
ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY-QUEENS
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
TAYLOR UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSIDAD DE PIURA
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-URBANA
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON
UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY
WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY