Kevin HansenKevin Hansen
J.D. Candidate, 2015
Editor in Chief, ValpoLawBlog

 Starting off, I wrote on and focused in sports law. About the same time we started the ValpoLawBlog, Alex Rodriguez was being suspended and looking to fight his case in court and Northwestern football players were looking to unionize, so I had much to discuss. Now I focus on editing writer’s posts and the administrative part of the blog in order to have that sustainability after the founders graduate and the next class can carry on in our place.

Michelle LauxMichelle Laux
J.D. Candidate, 2015
Managing Editor, ValpoLawBlog

Michelle R. Laux is a third year law student at Valparaiso University Law School.  Michelle is pursuing a career in Juvenile Reform, an interest that sparked when mentoring for Reading For Life, a non-profit reform program based in St. Joseph County.  For more about Michelle, visit her LinkedIn profile.

Faith Alvarez

Faith Alvarez
J.D. Candidate, 2015
Marketing Director, Editor, Writer, ValpoLawBlog

Faith blogs primarily on emerging law and issues arising out of Indiana Supreme Court cases.  The Indiana Constitution is considerably different than its federal counterpart and blogging on how these cases are decided is important for anyone practicing law in the state of Indiana.  Plus, get a feel for how the Indiana Supreme Court rules.  Follow Faith to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in state cases at the highest court.

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Alex Steciuch
J.D. Candidate, 2015
Media Director, Editor, Writer, ValpoLawBlog

Alex Steciuch is an aspiring LEGO Master Builder who pretends to do law on the side. Throughout this charade though he has cultivated a very passionate interest in alternative dispute resolution and family law, practicing both in Valparaiso University School of Law’s Mediation Clinic. You can follow all of his legal analysis here on the ValpoLawBlog, covering a wide variety of topics of whatever peculiar decisions coming out of the 7th Circuit there might be that week.

Paul Nicolosi

Paul Nicolosi 
J.D. Candidate, 2015
Recruitment Editor, Writer, ValpoLawBlog

Paul Nicolosi is a 3L at Valparaiso University School of Law, graduating in May 2015.  He plans to specialize in estate planning, tax, and business law.  He is an Recruitment Editor and Founding Contributor of the Valpo Law Blog, is a member of Valparaiso Law’s Moot Court Society, a 3L Representative of the Student Bar Association, and a Student Attorney/Intern at the Law School’s Post-Conviction Clinic.

Cliff Mason IICliff Mason II
J.D. Candidate, 2016
Writer, ValpoLawBlog, Secretary, Student Bar Association Executive Council

Hailing from the West Coast, Cliff Mason II was born and raised in Santa Ana, California. After a six year teaching career, Cliff joined the Valpo Law community to pursue a career in public service. Advocating for others runs through his veins, so Cliff anticipates eventually serving the great city of Santa Ana as mayor. For now, he enjoys exposing governmental improprieties on his website: www.masonreport.com and spending time with his beautiful Akita, Lorik Byrnison Mason.

Alexander Salvi

Alexander Salvi
J.D. Candidate, 2015
Writer, ValpoLawBlog

Alex is a graduate of DePaul University (Chicago, IL) where he earned his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy. Currently, Alex is a 2L at Valparaiso University School of Law (Valparaiso, IN). Alex primarily writes on constitutional issues that pertain to government and political policy.

DREAAndrea LaMontagne
J.D. Candidate, 2016,
Writer, ValpoLawBlog
Andrea LaMontagne is a Valparaiso University School of Law student, involved in the dual degree MA Psychology program. Andrea is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, where she studied Political Science and History. She is a past intern of the Valparaiso Police Department, and is currently an extern for the Lake County Public Defender’s appellate office. Andrea will be working in the United Kingdom with the Cambridge Police Department this coming summer to research law enforcement professionals there, and has ambitions to work in upper level law enforcement in the future.

Anjelica C Violi

Anjelica Violi
J.D. Candidate, 2016
Writer, ValpoLawBlog

I became interested in the Valpo Law Blog because I have a background in journalism and I have always enjoy writing. I have a B.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Classical Studies from Indiana University Bloomington. I have written several pieces at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I am not sure what area I am most interested in practicing in, but I am considering government work. I am passionate about women’s rights and gender equality.

Jon Acostas

John Mario Acosta Jr.
J.D. Candidate, 2016
Writer, ValpoLawBlog

John Mario Acosta Jr. was born in November 1976 and raised in Southern California. In July, 1996, he enlisted in the United States Army. He served as a Military Police Officer for almosttwo years, with his remaining three years as a Military Police K-9 Officer, at various military installations. In February 2001, he was honorably discharged. In December 2001, he pursued a career in law enforcement. He spent almost twelve years with various Police and Sheriff’s Offices throughout the State of Georgia. During that time, he worked as a patrol officer and was eventually promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Troy University in Alabama.

Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson
J.D. Candidate, 2016
Writer, ValpoLawBlog

Sam Henderson is a registered patent agent and professional translator from Korean, French, German and Dutch into English. He is a proud Shimer College graduate, and also holds a master’s degree in applied linguistics.  He is currently a legal research associate with the Hoosier Environmental Council.

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Jonathan Joseph
J.D. Candidate, 2016
Writer, ValpoLawBlog

Jonathan Joseph is a CPA with an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Prior to law school, he was a partner in an entrepreneurial venture and worked for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in New York City. Jonathan’s professional interests lie in business law with a special emphasis on tax law.