Student News

Murder Mystery Dinner

At the Murder Mystery Dinner the guests try and figure out who killed the murder victim, Romeo the club owner, by interacting with the suspects themselves to solve the mystery. Dinner is served and various prizes are given out. The cost is $5 and all proceeds go to summer scholarships for law students who do public interest internships. Tickets sold during Chapel Break on Tuesday and Wednesday in the atrium. Contact: with Equal Justice Alliance (EJA) for more information.

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Valparaiso Immigration Clinic Community Forum on Deferred Action

If you entered the U.S. before your 16th birthday and are under the age of 31, you may be eligible for Deferred Action. With Deferred Action, you cannot be deported for two years, and you can obtain a work permit.

At the forum, we will:

  • Explain what “Deferred Action” means
  • Help you to figure out if you’re eligible
  • Teach you how to apply for Deferred Action
  • Help you decide whether you need a lawyer to assist with your application

Where: Valparaiso University Law School – Tabor Classroom

When: Saturday, November 10, Check in:  12:30 p.m., Session: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.


Thank You from WLSA

Dear Valpo Staff & Students,

WLSA would like to personally thank all of you for your support, efforts, and donations in the past week! Our baked sale was a huge hit and enabled us to donate nearly $500 on behalf of Valpo to the American Cancer Society! While each class and the faculty showed great support and participation, the 2L’s brought home the victory! Congrats! Thank you all again, words can’t express our gratitude for all the support we have received!

WLSA E board


LLSA General Body Meeting

General Body Meeting, Chapel Break in Stride on Friday, October 19. We will have the Immigration Clinic come in and talk about DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, along with a presentation by CPC and the Admissions Office. We will also discuss upcoming events such as Dia De Los Muertos.


Veterans Day 5K Fun Run/Walk

The Veterans Day 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m., around Ring Road. Check-in is in front of the fitness center starting at 1:00 p.m. PETS ARE WELCOME! Pre-registration is $10 per person and registration the day of the event is $15 per person. All proceeds will go towards Help a Vet Get a Pet and an adoption booth will be on site.


24th Annual Swygert Moot Court Competition

The final round of the 24th Annual Luther M. Swygert Memorial Moot Court Competition will take place on November 7th at 4:00 p.m., in the Duesenberg Recital Hall in the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts.  The Moot Court Society is proud to present their top four oralists before a panel of federal judges.  This year’s competition problem confronts the limits of First Amendment protection of free speech on specialty license plates.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the competition.  The hall fills up quickly so come early to get a seat.


VLR – Candidate Night

Porter County Republicans’ ”Candidate Night” is Wednesday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Westchester Library Service Center, located at 100 West Indiana, Chesterton. Beverages (coffee and soft drinks) will be provided by the Duneland organization.

Come hear what the GOP candidates have to say about the important topics in this upcoming election.


Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross Blood Drive will be on October 18, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The Red Cross will bring their blood drive truck and park it in front of the law school.  If anyone wants to give blood they will be able to make reservations in the upcoming weeks.


Harvest Fair

The Harvest Fair is an event being put on by the Student Bar Association.   This is a family friendly event at which there will be lots of games, entertainment options and food for everyone to enjoy. The Harvest Fair will have a fall/Halloween theme so people can dress in costumes if they please. It will be held on the green at the law school on October 20, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


3L Composite Pictures

3L composite pictures will be taken on November 12 and 13. Everyone should sign up for a time slot on the steering committee board in the main hallway. Time slots are 15 minutes each and the student will be getting measured for their cap and gown at this time as well. Times are November 12: 9-1 OR 3-6 and November 13: 11-2. Also, these days are the ONLY days for pictures, there will be NO make-ups.