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Iowa Law nearly doubles the number of Hawkeyes in its entering class

When Kevin Washburn arrived as the University of Iowa College of Law’s new dean two years ago, he was surprised by the low number of Iowa undergraduates staying at Iowa for law school. The vow to improve local recruitment efforts resulted in a dramatic increase in 2020.
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Iowa Law Raises Diversity in Entering Class, Highest Ever

With the start of the semester, the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, Iowa, welcomed one of the most ethnically diverse classes in its 155-year history. Collins Byrd, assistant dean for admissions, announced that 24.6 percent of the members of the incoming class are people of color, eclipsing the previous high of 23.6 percent in 1992’s incoming class.
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Iowa Law Introduces Impressive New Class of Faculty

Iowa Law welcomed eight new faculty for Fall 2020: three full-time faculty, two Legal Analysis, Writing and Research faculty, a new law library director, and two faculty beginning multi-year visits. We are excited to have this impressive group join us at the Boyd Law Building.


Big Law Recruiting Panel: Midwest

Friday, September 18, 2020 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Virtual Event

Are you interested in Big Law in the Midwest? Wondering how this year's hiring timeline may look different and what you can do now to set yourself up for success? Join the Peer Advisors and Career Services Office on Friday, September 18, from 12:45-1:45 p.m. for a zoom panel featuring recruiters and hiring partners to get your questions answered! Students are encouraged to submit questions in advance to melissa-norman@uiowa.edu.

Peer Advisors Weekly Meeting

Friday, September 18, 2020 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Virtual Event

Weekly zoom meeting for the Career Services Office Peer Advisors.

UNI Graduate School Fair

Monday, September 21, 2020 10:00am to 3:00pm
Virtual Event

Tamisiea Lecture

Monday, September 21, 2020 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Virtual Event

   Tamisiea Lecture    Suzanne Shier    "Wealth Management 2020: Opportunity Amid Uncertainty"

International Scholarship/Fellowship Open House

Monday, September 21, 2020 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Virtual Event

Are you interested in the possibility of international study, research, or teaching? Join International Programs for our International Scholarships and Fellowships Open House to learn how you can apply for different types of merit-based scholarships, such as the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Stanley Awards for International Research, and many others! The event will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2020, from 3 - 4:30 p.m. via Zoom - pre-register for zoom event: https://doodle.com…