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Iowa Law earns A+ rating for Human Rights Law

Iowa Law has established its human rights program as a stand out in a competitive and changing world, recently earning an A+ rating for Human Rights Law from preLaw Magazine, a National Jurist Publication.
JD Emani Marshall-Loving ('20) standing outside of the Boyd Law Building in the fall

Midwest travels take Marshall-Loving to the Iowa Supreme Court

After a difficult interview process, Marshall-Loving was offered – and accepted – a coveted Iowa Supreme Court clerkship, which she will begin after graduation. “Professors went above and beyond to provide me with letters of recommendation and explain to judges what I could offer to their chambers. I am more than grateful for Iowa Law’s valuable insight and help, and can’t wait to discover yet another corner of the Midwest through my clerkship in Des Moines.”
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Celebrating the 2020 alumni award recipients

In 2009, Iowa Law launched an alumni awards program to recognize law alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. The program features four award categories: Emerging Leader, Alumni Achievement, Alumni Service, and the Iowa Law Review Alumni Achievement.
Cyndi Nance and Dennis Shields at 2017 Alumni Awards ceremony

Iowa Law: the Law Dean school

Iowa Law’s community fosters leadership skills that have resulted in a number of faculty members becoming leaders at law schools across the country and earned Iowa Law an informal reputation of “Law Dean School” along the way.
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Iowa Law alum working for the rights of veterans and their survivors

This Veterans Day we sat down with Amy Kretkowski, a 2008 alumnae and current adjunct professor at Iowa Law teaching Veterans Benefits Law, to learn more about the passion behind her work.
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Mental Health Awareness Week and its importance in the legal profession

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week at Iowa Law. As racial injustice and the pandemic continues in addition to the stresses associated with law school, we hope that our law school community can come together and support each other’s mental health and well-being during these hard times.
Memorial for Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside of the Boyd Law Building, including a framed photo of Ginsburg and a candle

Women of the UI law school mourn RBG, reflect on gender identity

Women at the University of Iowa law school, both students and professors, reflect on how their identity as a woman affects their place in the legal world in the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
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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.

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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.