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<br /> A GUIDE FOR NEW STUDENTS 2014<br /> LETTER FROM THE DEAN<br /> “We believe clinical opportunities,<br /> combined with a curriculum that<br /> addresses all of the commonly<br /> offered doctrinal courses, prepares<br /> our students to practice in a<br /> variety of law firms and in careers<br /> outside the practice of law. The<br /> education and training we provide<br /> at Valparaiso Law, serve our<br /> graduates in a variety of careers<br /> beyond the practice of law.“<br /> – Dean Bodensteiner<br /> While you can obtain a quality education at all of the ABA accredited<br /> law schools, it is important that you select a school that fits your<br /> needs. Valparaiso Law has a history of providing an education that<br /> prepares you to succeed as a practicing attorney.<br /> With a new curriculum, effective this year, Valparaiso Law provides practice experience in<br /> each of the three years of law school. 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