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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.
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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.

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International Law on Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:40pm
Virtual

The UI Center for Human Rights and the College of Law will host Dean S. James Anaya from University of Colorado Law School who will address international law on indigenous peoples.  Join the event at: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91993128666 All are welcome to attend. No need to register in advance. 

Professor Ilya Somin: Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom. Hosted by the Federalist Society

Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Virtual

The University of Iowa College of Law chapter of the Federalist Society is happy to welcome Professor Ilya Somin from George Mason University to speak about his new book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom."

Wisconsin Private Colleges Career Consortium Workforce Fair

Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual

Application workshop

Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Virtual

Looking for funding to help support your summer in/externship? The UI Center for Human Rights will host an application workshop to assist with creating strong applications for the Weston and Cmiel internship funding programs. This competitively awarded funding may be used to support housing, transportation, incidentals, etc. The Burns H. Weston funding program provides $2,500 to a UI law student (single recipient). The Kenneth J. Cmiel funding program awards $10,000 to UI undergraduate,…

Admitted Students Day (In-Person)

Friday, March 5, 2021 (all day)
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Small group in-person activities will be hosted throughout March. Stay tuned for more details.