For what it's worth, I visited Valpo on Friday (the day before my pseudo-acceptance letter arrived.
I really liked the school. Unfortunately, I've found visiting schools to be making the decision making process harder rather than easier. I've like various features of each school I visited. Notes from my Valpo visit:
Valpo the town is a midwestern college town. Housing is abundant and inexpensive.
Valpo has one of the smallest class sizes of any law school that I've toured.
The building is relatively new (built in 1986 I believe).
Parking is abundant... this is a big bonus when compared to CASE WESTERN or DePaul where parking promises to be difficult.
I found the following curriculum items unique:
The school REQUIRES 20hrs of PRO-BONO work.
The school also REQUIRES all 1L's to give an ORAL argument in the Moot Courtroom.
Notes about the dean:
The dean of admissions was very informative.
He has been there for 2 1/2 years and he is really pushing forth an agenda.
He wants to encourage students to gain more work experience before entering law school. He said the avg age of 1L's has recently gone from 22 to 25.
He dropped all of the affirmative action stuff. He wants students because they are smart, not because they are a certain sex, race or religion.
He heavily advocates externships. In fact, the university offers pro-bono scholarships to help students persue the non-paying externship opportunities that the school has lined-up.
According to the dean, the most notable feature of Valpo law is the joint-degree program. I believe that he said that more students take joint (JD/masters) degrees from Valpo than any other accredited law school (I know that he specifically compared against Harvard and Yale).
So... Valpo left an impression with me... now I guess I just wait for a seat.