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

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COL nursing workshop

From theory to practice: Collaboration shows how law and healthcare work together in real life

Friday, May 24, 2024
A recent workshop by the College of Law and College of Nursing educated students on end-of-life legal and healthcare issues, emphasizing the practical challenges and importance of interdisciplinary collaboration between future legal and healthcare practitioners.
Connecting Marshallese Students to Dubuque’s Schools

Law students tackle a complex issue, gain appreciation for Iowa community

Through the Community Empowerment Law Project (CELP), Iowa Law students worked with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities and their partnership with the City of Dubuque to collect and synthesize information, and create an action plan to help K-12 Marshallese students improve school attendance.
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Student Spotlight: Andrew Wendel’s unforeseen path to legal excellence

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
From forensics to the federal defense clinic, Andrew Wendel’s legal journey involves unexpected turns and remarkable achievements.

In the News

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Samantha Barbas, legal historian and award-winning author, to join Iowa Law School faculty

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Iowa Law is pleased to announce that Samantha Barbas will join the Iowa Law School faculty in August. Barbas is a prominent scholar and presenter of legal and media history—with a focus on journalism, privacy, defamation, and the First Amendment—and the award-winning author of seven full-length books.
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Jill Wieber Lens, expert on reproductive justice, joins Iowa Law School faculty

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to welcome alumna Jill Wieber Lens to the faculty. Lens, who will start her appointment in August 2024, will serve as the Dorothy M. Willie Professor in Excellence.
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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.

Events

Memorial Day (No classes)

Monday, May 27, 2024 (all day)
Boyd Law Building

Darrow/Baldus Conference 2024

Tuesday, June 4 to Saturday, June 8, 2024 (all day)
Boyd Law Building
The Clarence Darrow/David Baldus Death Penalty College is an annual training program for capital defense attorneys, mitigation specialists, and capital investigators held in Iowa City at the University of Iowa College of Law, located in the heart of the campus. This year's program will be held from June 4-8, 2024. Registration is required.

Darrow/Baldus Conference 2024

Wednesday, June 5 to Saturday, June 8, 2024 (all day)
Boyd Law Building
The Clarence Darrow/David Baldus Death Penalty College is an annual training program for capital defense attorneys, mitigation specialists, and capital investigators held in Iowa City at the University of Iowa College of Law, located in the heart of the campus. This year's program will be held from June 4-8, 2024. Registration is required.

Darrow/Baldus Conference 2024

Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 8, 2024 (all day)
Boyd Law Building
The Clarence Darrow/David Baldus Death Penalty College is an annual training program for capital defense attorneys, mitigation specialists, and capital investigators held in Iowa City at the University of Iowa College of Law, located in the heart of the campus. This year's program will be held from June 4-8, 2024. Registration is required.

Darrow/Baldus Conference 2024

Friday, June 7 to Saturday, June 8, 2024 (all day)
Boyd Law Building
The Clarence Darrow/David Baldus Death Penalty College is an annual training program for capital defense attorneys, mitigation specialists, and capital investigators held in Iowa City at the University of Iowa College of Law, located in the heart of the campus. This year's program will be held from June 4-8, 2024. Registration is required.