Student News

Pumpkin Painting at the Boys and Girls Club

The Illinois State Bar Association is sponsoring a pumpkin painting event at the Boys and Girls Club of Valparaiso. The event will take place on October 30 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please e-mail Thank you and we hope to see you at the event!


Murder Mystery Dinner

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

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.


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.


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 7 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.


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.


Indiana Tax Court Oral Argument

Thursday, October 25, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Stride Courtroom

Case:  Fraternal Order of Eagles v. Morgan County Property Tax Assessment Board

After the oral argument, Judge Martha Wentworth and the parties’ attorneys will be available for questions and answers

Sponsored by:  The Tax Law Society

Light refreshment will be served after the Q & A


Client Counseling Team Call-out Meeting

Client Counseling Team callout/information meeting will be held on Thursday, October 25 during Chapel Break in Pelzer. All students welcome.


Obamacare: We Won Everything but the Case

Wednesday, October 31st at 5:00 p.m., Ulbricht Classroom

The event will be about the unprecedented expansion of federal power.  The consequences of the SCOTUS decision.  How parts of the decision favor federalism.  There will be commentary from Professor Sy Moskowitz.


Latin and Ballroom Dance is back!

By popular demand, we will again be hosting a free Latin and ballroom dance class for students, staff and faculty. Taught by our own Eduardo Galan, it will meet as follows.

Thursdays. Nov 1 and 15 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., in the Community Room of the Christopher Center.

Both singles and couples welcome. These classes will be social dance-oriented and as we move along we will focus on more of a clean ballroom style. The classes will consist of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha, East Coast swing, and the Country Two-Step. At the end, we will gauge interest in continuing the class in the spring semester. Sign up on the SBA bulletin board or email Eduardo at


Trial Advocacy IntraSchool Finals

Thursday, November 8, Porter County Courthouse, Honorable Judge Bradford’s Courtroom, 6:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

Judges: Honorable Judge Bradford, Professor Bodensteiner, and Professor Vandercoy

State of Sparta v. John Green

Case of First Degree Murder

On March 28, 2010, local resident Kelly Green was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head and she walked back to her car after watching her son’s soccer game at Freedom Park.  Nobody saw the shooter.  Kelly’s ex-husband, John Green, has been charged with her murder