Student News

Office of Admissions – Spring Travel Update

​Throughout the spring semester, the Assistant Directors travel to various Graduate/Professional/Law School Fairs, Career Fairs, undergraduate personal visits, and pre-law club presentations across Indiana, Illinois, and the Greater Chicagoland area. Prospective applicants interact with us face-to-face to discuss Valparaiso Law’s personal learning and teaching, clinic and skills-based learning, and the practical experience opportunities available through the Externship and Law Clinic Programs. Assistant Directors encourage all prospects to apply and provide guidance in completing the application requirements. During recruitment travel, we engage with pre-law advisors by providing them with news updates and discussing their students’ fit at Valparaiso Law.

Between January and March, we attended a total of eleven events and met with 90 Valparaiso Law prospects seeking admission to Valparaiso Law for 2013 or beyond.


Bar Prep Weekend Workshop

Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Benson Classroom

Please RSVP by April 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Kaplan PMBR will present a two day workshop covering four MBE subjects – Contracts, Criminal Law/Procedure, Evidence, and Property


SALDF Presents: Ledy VanKavage and Laura Nirenberg 

On Monday April 15, SALDF is bringing in two well known animal law attorneys, Ledy VanKavage and Laura Nirenberg. The event will start at 4:30 p.m., in Ulbricht, but please feel free to come around 4:00 p.m., for light appetizers and mingling before the event starts.

Ledy VanKavage is a nationally known animal law attorney. She has helped pass over 30 humane treatment bills! Her main focus is legislation and helping to prepare and lobby the passage of animal friendly legislation. She will be speaking on what it is like to be a legislative attorney as well as careers in animal law. Additionally, she will be touching on breed discriminatory legislation pertaining to pit bulls.

Laura Nirenberg is a Valparaiso Law Alumna who is also a legislative attorney right here in Indiana. She will be speaking on her experience as a legislative animal law attorney as well as feral cat and other wildlife issues. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about careers in animal law and also what it is like to work as a legislative attorney in general. Both Ledy and Laura work for Best Friends Animal Society.


International Moot Court Call Out Meeting

The International Moot Court will be hosting a Call Out Meeting on Friday, April 5 during Chapel Break in Benson. The E-Board will discuss the organization, provide information on try-outs and answer questions.


WLSA’S Night with the Professionals

This event is on April 4th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., in Tabor and the Atrium. We have invited several amazing and successful female attorneys to come and speak to us about what it is like being a successful woman in the law. There will be a panel of professional women of whom we can ask questions. On top of it being a great networking event, free appetizers and refreshments will be provided!


Elections for Next Year’s E-Board and a Stress Break

Elections for Next Year’s WLSA’s E- board will be held on April 30, during chapel break at 10:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m., in Benson. At the same time we are having the end of the year stress break where we will provide healthy goodies and advice before finals. If you are interested in taking a break from stress and/or running for an e-board position, or voting for an e-board member- this is when and where you can do that!


Coffee and Community

The next Coffee & Community will be held on Wednesday, April 3 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Wesemann Café.

Created as a means to get to know one another better and open up opportunities for conversation between students, faculty and staff, Coffee and Community will be held the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Wesemann Café.

Gourmet coffee, cookies, and biscotti will be provided as will an alternative beverage and hot tea for non coffee-drinkers. Have a burning question you’ve been waiting to ask a professor? Been wondering who that new staff member is you see every morning in the parking lot? Come to Coffee and Community and get the answer to your question.