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Iowa Law alum Barbara Rodriguez honored with prestigious 2024 Skadden Fellowship

Monday, December 11, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Law is delighted to announce that Barbara Rodriguez (22JD) is a recipient of the 2024 Skadden Fellowship, marking the first time an Iowa Law graduate has received this esteemed honor. Skadden Fellowships, recognized as the most prestigious and competitive awards for public interest lawyers, grant recipients two years of funding to dedicate themselves to full-time public interest law pursuits.
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Iowa Law Magazine 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Read the latest issue of the Iowa Law Magazine featuring environmental law updates, alumni strengths in corporate law, capital punishment, legal writing excellence and more.
Katrina Crouch

Student Spotlight: Katrina Crouch thrives with the support of Iowa Law’s writing resources

Friday, December 1, 2023
Katrina Crouch has wholeheartedly embraced her love for writing. She was a member of the Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice and is further honing her writing skills as a tutor in the Writing and Academic Success Center for the second consecutive year. Her role as a tutor, where she offers guidance, support, and feedback on various writing tasks, is an aspect of her law school journey that she deeply cherishes. “It’s truly my pride and joy,” says Katrina.

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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.


Fall 2023 Exams

Friday, December 8 to Friday, December 15, 2023 (all day)
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BMindful Holy Days: Buddha's Enlightenment Day (Buddhism)

Friday, December 8, 2023 (all day)
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...

Fall 2023 Exams

Monday, December 11 to Friday, December 15, 2023 (all day)
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Fall 2023 Exams

Tuesday, December 12 to Friday, December 15, 2023 (all day)
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Fall 2023 Exams

Wednesday, December 13 to Friday, December 15, 2023 (all day)
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