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Valparaiso Law Celebrates New Academic Year at 2017 Welcome Picnic

Crawpuppies with the Valparaiso University Crusader

On Friday, August 18, new and returning students mingled with staff and faculty to kick off the 2017 academic year and welcome the class of 2020. Valparaiso Law offers a broad range of student organizations where students cultivate and explore personal and intellectual interests and develop practical skills in a team environment and from 2 – 4 p.m. student groups socialized with new and returning students. Students then celebrated another new year at Valparaiso Law at the traditional Welcome Back Picnic. Valparaiso University Law School Dean Andrea Lyon and Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler officially welcomed students to campus with opening remarks. Students, faculty, and staff then enjoyed great food and live music performed by Valparaiso’s own Crawpuppies. The Crusader mascot was on hand to join in the fun, friendship, and enthusiasm.