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Iowa Law student awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship

Monday, June 3, 2024
Justin Rempe from University of Iowa College of Law has been awarded a Peggy Browning Fund fellowship in workplace justice advocacy. This summer he will be working at United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) in Triangle, VA.
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Kevin Washburn to conclude his term as College of Law dean

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Kevin Washburn, who joined the University of Iowa College of Law as dean in 2018, has announced that he will step down from the position at the end of the year, effective on Dec. 31, 2024. During his tenure as dean, Washburn developed a vision for the College of Law as the “Writing Law School” and helped develop an ambitious new environmental law program known as the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative.

In the News

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Kate Melloy Goettel, expert in immigration litigation, joins Iowa Law School faculty

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce that Kate Melloy Goettel, a national leader in immigration law and federal court practice, will join the faculty in August 2024.
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Samantha Barbas, legal historian and award-winning author, to join Iowa Law School faculty

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Iowa Law is pleased to announce that Samantha Barbas will join the Iowa Law School faculty in August. Barbas is a prominent scholar and presenter of legal and media history—with a focus on journalism, privacy, defamation, and the First Amendment—and the award-winning author of seven full-length books.
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Jill Wieber Lens, expert on reproductive justice, joins Iowa Law School faculty

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to welcome alumna Jill Wieber Lens to the faculty. Lens, who will start her appointment in August 2024, will serve as the Dorothy M. Willie Professor in Excellence.

Events

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DC Social

Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join us for an Iowa Law Alumni & Student Social in Washington D.C.! RSVP here.
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BMindful Holy Days: Eid al-Adha (Islam)

Sunday, June 16 8:43pm to Monday, June 17, 2024 8:43pm
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events. BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith—days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to...
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Human Rights & The Environment: Recent Developments

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Human Rights & The Environment: Recent Developments Recent cases before the European Court of Human Rights and the International Court of Justice have explored the relationship between human rights and climate change. UI law professor Jon Carlson will provide background and discuss the implications of these and future cases with our associate director, Brian Farrell.   Wednesday, June 19 1–2 p.m. CST Zoom ID: 972 5341 2234   All UICHR webinars will be closed captioned. Individuals with...

Barrier Breakers Virtual Law Fair

Saturday, June 22, 2024 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Virtual
Meet with admissions representatives at an event for prospective law students.

Independence Day (No classes)

Thursday, July 4, 2024 (all day)
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