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Iowa Law hires diversity officer to advance DEI initiatives

The University of Iowa College of Law recently announced the hiring of Neda Barrett as its first Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Global Engagement.
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Iowa Law Antiracism Committee Works Toward a Bold Plan for Action

“Following the death of George Floyd and amongst the extensive historical backdrop of police brutality among communities of color, we understood that it was time to do more and address racism in the College of Law,” said Committee member Meddie Demmings IV, “The College of Law recognized this, too, and gave us the green light to meet, talk, and submit this report.” 
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Professor Len Sandler's Portrait Unveiled Virtually

The portraits lining the corridor at Boyd Law Building represent a long standing tradition dedicated to those who devote their lives to teaching law school. Faculty who have taught law for 25 or more years - 15 of those years being at Iowa - have the opportunity to have their portrait painted if they wish. Professor Sandler’s portrait will hang among many esteemed colleagues like Dean Adrien Wing and Professor Emeritus William Buss.
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Fall IBL Speakers Examining Institutional Structures: Race, Business and Law

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Statement from the Dean

I wish to recognize the painful and unjust history of systemic racism in this country, predating even its founding and continuing through slavery to the present day. The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others have shed fresh light on a system that has long oppressed communities of color in America.
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DEI Committee and BLSA Statement on Events in Minneapolis

Black Lives Matter. We, the members of the University of Iowa College of Law Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Black Law Students Association, write this statement in support of those directly and indirectly suffering from the consequences of racism and inequality.

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.