Student News

Valparaiso Immigration Clinic Wins Case before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

On August 5, 2013, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granted a petition for review filed by the Valparaiso Immigration Clinic on behalf of a Ukrainian refugee. The Court found that the Board of Immigration Appeals had not given a rational reason for its failure to consider the long-term resident of the United States for a discretionary waiver of deportation. 2013 graduate Yolanda Ruiz argued and briefed the case before the Seventh Circuit and graduates Michelle Golebiewski, Miguel Heras, and Worthe Holt also co-wrote the briefs.

Valparaiso University Opening Convocation

Valparaiso University will celebrate the start of the new academic year with Opening Convocation at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 27, which will provide an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to greet colleagues, make new friends and have fun. For more information click on the following link,

Coffee and Community

Coffee and Community for the month of August will be held on Friday, August 16th to welcome the entering law class. This monthly gathering was created as a means to get to know one another better and open up opportunities for conversation between students, faculty and staff.  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 questions.


Exclusively for 2013 entering students, Orientation activities will begin on Monday, August 12 and continue through Friday, August 16, 2013 in Wesemann Hall. Please click on the following link for more information,

Academic Success Workshop

Friday, August 23, 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. in the Tabor Classroom, please join us for the first Academic Success Workshop, Starting Out Right:  Reading Cases Efficiently and Effectively.  We’ll discuss tips and strategies for getting the most out of your reading for class.  We hope to see you there!

Wesemann Café Menu

The cafe will open on Tuesday, August 13.

For the menu (week of 8/13/13), please click on the following link: Wesemann Cafe Orientation Flyer