Friday, February 8, 2019
Indiana Lawyer, Valpo Law School Plans to Continue Operations Through May 2020:
Valparaiso Law School has indicated it plans to remain open through the 2019-2020 academic year to teach-out the last class of students slated to graduate from the 139-year-old institution.
The northwest Indiana law school announced in October 2018 it would be ceasing operations, after nearly a year of searching for an alternative way to stay open. Less than 100 students are currently enrolled at the law school.
At the time of the closure announcement, Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler said the school was exploring the options for the current second-year students who will graduate in 2020. One possibility was to have the students attend another law school for their final year of study, then transfer the credits back to Valparaiso, which would award the J.D. degree.
Now, apparently, the university has submitted a teach-out plan to the American Bar Association that includes having the law school teach all the remaining students.