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Back to Iowa: Connecting Black alumni and students for real talk about the legal profession

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Tiffany Ferguson (06JD) organized the first Back to Iowa in 1996 and has watched it grow into a Hawkeye institution—an annual gathering that blends educational seminars, professional networking, and happy reunions of old friends.
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Student Spotlight: Alexis Jones and her pursuit of diversity in law

Friday, February 16, 2024
Alexis Jones' commitment to social justice and community-building serves as a testament to her promising future in the legal field.
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Finding Love in Law: Alums share their stories and best advice

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Students come to Iowa Law with the expectation of earning a top-notch law degree but don't always expect to find their perfect match or best friend. Through classroom interactions as 1Ls to attending the same study groups or working on a grueling case in the Legal Clinic, lasting relationships are formed.

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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.
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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. 

Events

Across the Aisle

Monday, February 26, 2024 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
After introductory remarks, participants will pair up over the lunch hour to discuss their views. Hot lunch will be provided!

The Art of Black Liberation

Monday, February 26, 2024 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Virtual
In honor of Black History Month, the Center for Human Rights presents The Art of Black Liberation. Alexander Lodge and Crystal Pound will discuss how creative arts and other artistic expression have been mainstays of Black liberation throughout U.S. history. Sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights and the Black Law Student Association. Please register for this webinar at http://tinyurl.com/BlkLiberation.
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The Rights of the Child: Children & Conflict

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
The first webinar in our Spring 2024 series examines children in conflict situations. Panelists will describe the issues and particular vulnerabilities that children face in conflict zones, explain the applicable legal frameworks to protect children, and discuss efforts to mitigate risk and provide humanitarian assistance.   The Rights of the Child: Children & Conflict Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 noon to 1 p.m. CST   Join us live on Zoom for The Rights of the Child series during spring 2024...

BLSA x BSU 'Know Your Rights’ Workshop

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Boyd Law Building

Christian Legal Society Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
Christian Legal Society (CLS) Weekly Meetings