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At the Intersection of Health and Law

Rapid changes in health care practices and regulations over the past few years have created a greater need for people who understand the convergence between law and health care, making Iowa’s JD-MHA combined degree program more appealing than ever for students and employers.
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Professor Derek Muller teaching Civil Procedure at Iowa Law

Iowa Law in the time of COVID – A year in review 

This past year has been a difficult one. Yet despite many challenges and changes, the Iowa Law community has persisted and succeeded—hiring incredible faculty, recruiting a diverse student body, making a positive impact during the pandemic, advancing DEI initiatives, and giving students valuable experiences they need to succeed.
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Southern CA-native heads east with the help of Iowa Law alum

“Unlike the other law schools I had previously checked out, I felt that Iowa Law was not trying to sell me anything. I got a really genuine impression from the school that impressed me.” Today, almost three years later, Eibschutz feels right at home in Iowa City and within the walls of Boyd Law, finding success in the classroom and out.
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All rise, judicial clerkship success at Iowa Law

A judicial clerk is an attorney that works for, and closely with, a judge. Clerks typically provide legal research, draft opinions, and provide general assistance to their judge or court. Although the law clerk won’t see their name at the end of the judicial opinion that they may have played a role in researching and drafting, their work is critical.
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Against the odds, Ponce follows his passion with purpose

Eddie Ponce's journey into law has taken many twists and turns, and at times things could have gone in another direction, he is steadfast in his belief that he is on the right path, doing exactly what he should be doing. Read his remarkable story.
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Iowa law students play moneyball

A University of Iowa College of Law class uses America’s pastime to give students experience in arbitration—and an opportunity to earn top honors for written work in a national competition.
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Iowa Law alumni create nonprofit to educate youth on Fourth Amendment rights

In response to the killing of Michael Brown and the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, law students Crystal Pound and Alex Lodge created a Street Law course at Iowa Law. They set out to educate youths about what is permitted from both sides of an interaction with law enforcement, with the hopes it could lead to future de-escalation of similar scenarios in local communities.
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Iowa Law students address the pandemic's impact on the workplace

This semester, law students have been doing cutting-edge research into how the pandemic is impacting work laws, as it re-arranges workplaces, requires business closures, transforms the ways we get goods, decimates the service sector, and sickens millions of workers. 
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Patent Warrior: Jason Rantanen's projects seek to help patents serve people

Jason Rantanen, a professor at the UI College of Law, spent his Fall 2020 Obermann Fellow-in-Residency collecting and analyzing data about such cases. Rantanen, whose research area is intellectual property, specifically patent law, wants to help ensure that such cases are being decided objectively.
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Iowa Law's Federal Criminal Defense Clinic fights for compassionate release

The University of Iowa College of Law has partnered with several other law schools across the United States to advocate for compassionate release during COVID-19, including clinical faculty at University of California Irvine and the University of Chicago. For each of these institutions, advocating for compassionate release not only provides incredible learning opportunities for their students; it also begins to establish a precedent within the courts that lengthy sentences and mandatory minimums must be reevaluated.

Events

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IBL Center Presents "Antitrust and Athletics: A Panel Discussion of NCAA v. Alston"

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Do the National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility rules regarding compensation of student-athletes violate federal antitrust law?  On Wednesday, April 14, the Iowa Innovation, Business and Law Center and the Sports Law Society will host a panel discussion on NCAA v. Alston, currently pending before the United States Supreme Court. Moderated by UI College of Law Professor Jason Rantanen and Director of the Innovation, Business & Law Center, the panel will include the following: …

Graduate and Professional Student Government Elections-Meet the GPSG Candidates

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
   Now's your chance to share your vision, talents, and energy to represent and advocate on behalf of all graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa! GPSG elections for officer and committee chair positions will be held virtually on Sunday, April 18, 2021, starting at 6pm. More information and important dates can be found here: https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgpsg.uiowa.edu%2Fne...        All candidates interested in running for a GPSG officer or…

LSAC Skills Check - Zoom Meeting

Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:30am to 11:30am
Virtual

1L Skills Check

Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:00am to 2:00pm
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Revamp your Resume: 4 Strategies to Get Your Materials to the Top of the Stack

Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Virtual
The Grad Success Center’s CareerCore Professional Development Series will focus on helping graduate students hone their professional skills from improving their cover letters and resumes to preparing for interviews. These lunchtime webinars will run from 12-12:30 pm Central Time on Thursdays in April. Register for sessions here. Please email braden-krien@uiowa.edu with questions.