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Jonathan Picado takes part in an environmental law intersession course at Lake McBride.

Research into action: Jonathan Picado leverages his legal education for environmental change

Monday, April 22, 2024
Third-year law student Jonathan Picado shares about his journey in environmental law and how he plans to address environmental injustices after graduation. Last summer, Jonathan was awarded a Hubbell Environmental Law Fellowship to his support his summer work at the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division.

Student Spotlight: Katelyn Larossa’s lifelong interests come full circle

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
From literary adventures to legal pursuits, 3L Katelyn Larossa navigates the intersection of passion and purpose
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Iowa Law named a Top 50 Go-To Law School for Big Law jobs

Friday, April 5, 2024
For the 4th consecutive year, the University of Iowa College of Law has landed a spot on the Go-To Law Schools: Big Law report. This annual report ranks the top 50 law schools by percentage of 2023 juris doctor graduates who took associate positions at the nation’s 100 largest law firms.

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Iowa Law School announces faculty appointment for Lorraine Gaynor

Monday, April 8, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce that Lorraine Gaynor, who earned her law degree from the Iowa Law School in 2011, will join its faculty as assistant professor of legal analysis, writing, and research. Professor Gaynor currently serves as senior staff attorney for Iowa Legal Aid, a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and education to low-income and vulnerable Iowans. She will begin her appointment in August 2024.
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Iowa Law welcomes Megan Graham to the faculty

Thursday, March 28, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce that Megan Graham has joined the faculty as clinical associate professor and director of the Technology Law Clinic. Professor Graham is a nationally recognized expert in technology and surveillance issues as they relate to the criminal legal system. Before coming to Iowa Law, she served as clinical supervising attorney for the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Iowa Law professor receives NSF grant to bring legal education to computer science courses

Monday, January 29, 2024
Mihailis Diamantis, professor of law and the Ben V. Willie Professor in Excellence, and Rishab Nithyanand, associate professor of computer science receive a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring legal education to computer science courses.


Sit with Sam

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 11:30am to 1:30pm
Boyd Law Building
Mental health programming at BLB should remain relevant and responsive to students' needs! Sign up to have a conversation with Social Worker Sam while enjoying a free lunch from The Eat Shop. Voice your concerns, suggest ideas for the fall, and shoot the breeze, too. All students are welcome! Students must RSVP in advance in order to get free lunch:

Christian Legal Society Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
Christian Legal Society (CLS) Weekly Meetings

OutLaws Weekly Social

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
Weekly Social Hour hosted by OutLaws

HLLSA General Body Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Boyd Law Building
Hispanic/Latinx Law Student Association (HLLSA) Meeting

Last Day of Spring 2024 Classes

Thursday, April 25, 2024 (all day)
Boyd Law Building