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Beyond Expectations: Law student Dane Beaulieu charts a successful path in Indian Law

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
When Dane Beaulieu graduated from college, he knew he wanted to go to law school to study Indian Law, the field that regulates the complex legal relationships between Native American nations, the United States, and the states. As he checked out law schools looking for a good program, he came upon the University of Iowa Law School.
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HELI establishes Iowa Law’s first environmental moot court team

Friday, November 17, 2023
This year, HELI created and launched the first environmental moot court team in Iowa Law’s history. For the first time ever, the three-person Iowa Law team is competing in the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) at Pace University’s The Elisabeth Haub School of Law.
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A decade of excellence: Iowa Law named a Best Value Law School for 10th year in a row

Thursday, November 16, 2023
For the 10th consecutive year, the University of Iowa College of Law is named a Best Value Law School by the National Jurist's PreLaw Magazine. Iowa Law has consistently been among the top contenders, and this year is no exception, earning the 12th spot in the nation. The 2023 Best Value report includes 52 ABA-accredited public universities and ten private law schools. These institutions have collectively earned cumulative grades of B+ or higher for their commitment to providing students with an exceptional return on investment.

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Professor Sean Sullivan teaching antitrust law, pointing in front of a white board.

This year's distinguished faculty appointments at Iowa Law

Thursday, November 2, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Law proudly announces the appointment of eight outstanding professors to named faculty positions. Three faculty have earned professorships and one has been renewed as a distinguished chair and four faculty members have earned faculty fellowships. “Named professorships advance the College of Law in transformative ways. These professors have continuously excelled in their teaching, scholarship, and service. Private endowments like this recognize exceptional faculty and thereby help us to reward and retain the best of them,” said Dean Washburn.
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Emily Hughes develops database to better understand and improve criminal jury trials

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Professor Emily Hughes and Professor Kori Khan, Iowa State University, are building one of the largest databases of trial transcripts in the U.S. It's a vast resource of information to help analyze what is working well in our criminal legal system, as well as what could be improved—and how to improve it. 
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Diane Lourdes Dick's summer research examines the thorny intersection of federal tax, banking, and bankruptcy law

Monday, July 10, 2023
Diane Lourdes Dick, professor at Iowa Law, focuses her teaching and scholarship on business and tax law, with an emphasis on commercial finance, business bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring, and business entity taxation.


Last Day of Fall 2023 Classes

Thursday, November 30, 2023 (all day)
Boyd Law Building

Coffee & Chat with Jaret

Thursday, November 30, 2023 8:30am to 9:30am
Boyd Law Building
Come and join us for a warm and welcoming 'Coffee and Chat with Jaret'! This is your cozy, judgment-free space to have low-stakes conversations with our cherished embedded therapist, Jaret Morlan. Whether you're feeling the pressure of law school finals or just need someone friendly to talk to about life's stresses, we're here for you. Grab a cup of coffee, relax, and get ready to connect with Jaret and fellow law students in an atmosphere that's all about support. It's a time to kick back...

End of the Semester Luncheon

Thursday, November 30, 2023 11:00am to 1:00pm
Boyd Law Building
All College of Law students, faculty and staff are cordially invited to an End of the Semester Luncheon! Please stop by to celebrate the end of classes this semester and enjoy Jerry & Margie's Catering.
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Wide Lens: Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, November 30, 2023 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
In the past week, you’ve probably asked Google to answer questions, chatted with Siri, rocked out to a new band recommended by Spotify, or asked Chat GPT to produce a first draft of a form letter for you—reminders that our lives are already deeply entwined with artificial intelligence. The term "AI" covers a host of technologies. What connects them? Our very human ambition to create machines that can learn to solve problems. Join us for the next Wide Lens panel as experts from computer science...

Fall 2023 Exams

Monday, December 4 to Friday, December 15, 2023 (all day)
Boyd Law Building