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Since Fall 2013, Professor Elias and her Advanced Immigration Law and Policy seminar students have worked with many Iowa organizations, ranging from the Iowa Judicial Branch and the Public Defender to Immigrant Allies of Marshalltown and Iowa Justice for our Neighbors, to serve immigrant communities in Iowa. The students' work is now available online for clients, partners, and the general public at the Advanced Immigration Law and Policy Project.
Iowa Law has obtained acquiescence from the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar to move forward with a new master’s program that will allow students to learn more about the law without becoming an attorney.
The Masters of Studies in Law program will provide accessible training in the legal system for students and professionals who need to recognize and respond to legal issues in their work, but do not wish to practice law.
A unique law course has created an opportunity for Iowa students to build relationships with their counterparts on the other side of the world.
The Selected Topics in Comparative Law Seminar — offered by the University of Iowa College of Law this spring — invited Iowa students to compare U.S. and Russian Law in collaboration with students taking a parallel course in Russia.
Iowa Law's patent moot court team, comprised of Shyam Goswami and Abby Neu, is headed to the national Giles Sutherland Rich patent moot court competition in Washington DC after winning Second Place at the regional competition in Chicago. This is the third year in a row that one of Iowa Law's teams has advanced to the national competition.
Iowa Law's IP Advocacy team won the award for Best Brief and advanced to the semi-finals in the Irving Kaufman securities moot court competition hosted by Fordham Law School in New York City. Brett Holubeck, Sarah Raaii, and Raxit Shah beat out teams from Georgetown, New York University, the University of Wisconsin, and others to compete in the final four. This is the first time that our IP Advocacy class has sent a team to this competition.
Professor Thomas Gallanis has been appointed as an Adviser on the American Law Institute’s new project to produce a Restatement Fourth of the Law of Property. The project aims to make property law more accessible and easier to understand. The project will address classification of entitlements, possession, accession, and acquisition; ownership powers; protection of and limits to ownership rights; divided and shared ownership; title and transfer; easements, servitudes, and land use; and public rights and takings.
From Iowa City Press Citizen, February 15, 2015:
As Iowa faces a shortage of legal guardians, two professors at the University of Iowa College of Law have been enlisted by the Iowa Supreme Court to help solve the impending legal crisis.
Gail Agrawal, dean of the College of Law, and Josephine Gittler, a UI professor in the colleges of law, public health and department of pediatrics, were named to the Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force in January.
The University of Iowa College of Law and St. Ambrose University in Davenport have entered into an agreement that will allow undergraduate students at St. Ambrose to earn their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years.
The 3+3 program, which was first announced in November 2013, allows eligible undergraduates at partner institutions admission to the College of Law at the conclusion of their junior year.