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Lea VanderVelde earns University of Iowa Distinguished Chair award

Lea VanderVelde, professor of law and the Josephine R. Witte Chair, has been named a recipient of the 2022 University of Iowa Distinguished Chair. The award is one of the highest bestowed on Iowa faculty. It recognizes tenured scholars of national and international distinction who are making a significant positive impact within the university, state of Iowa, and beyond.
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Inaugural Law DEI Award recipients announced

The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce the inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award recipients. The award winners were nominated and selected based on their contributions to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse community at the law school.
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Student Spotlight: Ellen Wiah, motivated to make a difference

With a passion for the law and a determined spirit, Wiah is well on her way to making an impact on the legal profession. After she graduated from Temple University, she had two years left on her military contract. Wiah decided to finish out the military and then go to law school.

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Iowa Law welcomes Diane Lourdes Dick to the faculty this fall

Professor Dick’s teaching and scholarship focuses on business and tax law with an emphasis on commercial finance, business bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring, and business entity taxation.


Baldus Death Penalty Defense Training College

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (all day)
Boyd Law Building

Practical Insights into Commercial Arbitration in the Abraham Accords Economy

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:00am to 9:30am
The Abraham Accords, a set of normalization agreements entered into in late 2020 by Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco, are reshaping the economy of the Middle East. Commercial disputes will inevitably arise in connection with the new economic ties emerging from the Abraham Accords and are expected to overwhelmingly be resolved through international arbitration. This program will provide an introduction to the dispute-resolution issues that will define this...

Baldus Death Penalty Defense Training College

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (all day)
Boyd Law Building

Baldus Death Penalty Defense Training College

Thursday, June 30, 2022 (all day)
Boyd Law Building

Baldus Death Penalty Defense Training College

Friday, July 1, 2022 (all day)
Boyd Law Building