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Today’s complex legal issues require not only a deep understanding of legal doctrine, but also the ability to build partnerships and communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, experts and stakeholders.

At the "Writing Law School," our graduates are collegial, hard-working and skilled advocates. They are the future of law.

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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 excels in National Moot Court Competition

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Iowa Law's Moot Court team of third-year students—Isabelle Breitfelder, Mike Hegarty, and Kameron Reed—submitted the nation’s top-scoring Respondent’s brief, tied for second place overall for briefs, and made it to the quarterfinals in New York City.
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Jobs preview: Iowa Law grads land jobs throughout Iowa and the nation

Monday, March 11, 2024
For the graduating class of 2023, 99.8% have secured full-time jobs within ten months of graduation—another strong year for employment. Iowa Law has seen near perfect job placement numbers over the last 3 years years with 98.1% job placement in 2022, 99% job placement in 2021, and 100% job placement in 2020.

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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.

Events

Breakfast with Jeffrey Scudder (Snell & Wilmer)

Friday, April 12, 2024 8:45am to 9:45am
Boyd Law Building
Join Jeffrey Scudder from Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office to learn about working in Phoenix, working in Big Law, and working at Snell & Wilmer! Coffee and breakfast items will be provided to those who RSVP.

DVIP Donations Collection (OWLSS)

Friday, April 12, 2024 9:00am to 11:00am
Boyd Law Building
OWLSS will be tabling to collect donations for Domestic Violence Intervention Program from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Our collection bucket will then be left in the lobby for further donations until finals.

Student Town Hall

Friday, April 12, 2024 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Boyd Law Building

ILSF Spring 2024 Board Meeting

Saturday, April 13, 2024 (all day)
Boyd Law Building

Charting Your Path

Saturday, April 13, 2024 9:15am to 1:30pm
Boyd Law Building
Join the Career Services Office to get a start on your 2L summer job search! We will discuss what to expect regarding preparing for your job search, give an overview of OCI, and hear from panelists on how to best leverage your current summer job toward your 2L summer job search!