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For third-year law student Pablo Guevara, ever since he was a child he’s slowly found himself steadily gravitating towards colder weather on his way to Iowa City for law school and beyond. Although Guevara thought he would be attending law school somewhere warmer, he’s now preparing to graduate in May and begin at Sidley Austin’s Chicago office after graduating, something he says Iowa Law alums played a big role in helping him achieve.
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All rise, judicial clerkship success at Iowa Law

A judicial clerk is an attorney that works for, and closely with, a judge. Clerks typically provide legal research, draft opinions, and provide general assistance to their judge or court. Although the law clerk won’t see their name at the end of the judicial opinion that they may have played a role in researching and drafting, their work is critical.

Events

Law Hooding Ceremony

Friday, May 14, 2021 12:00pm
Virtual
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College of Law Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 14, 2021 2:00pm
Virtual
UI President Bruce Harreld; Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Kregel; Sherry A. Bates of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.; and Dean Kevin Washburn will deliver welcome messages to students. Graduate Adam R. Lorenzana will be the student speaker. The Honorable Kevin Ross will be the guest speaker. Kregel will confer degrees. Spring 2021 commencement will be virtual, the ceremony will be livestreamed at the scheduled time. Degrees will be conferred and graduates who RSVP'd Yes will…

Carrel Clean-Out, May 15th – May 16th: Please remove items from your permanent, spring, or exam assigned carrels by Sunday, May 16th at 8pm.

Saturday, May 15 8:00am to Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:00pm
  Any items that are not cleared out of carrels by students will be removed by staff and placed in boxes or plastic bags with the student’s name and carrel assignment in a locked area. These items will be kept for one semester in the Law Library (in this case, until January 2022). Items will be sent to Lost and Found after that time has lapsed. Please note that items collected from March 2020 to May 16, 2021 will be retained in the Law Library until January 2022.  

Intersession Classes

Monday, May 17, 2021 (all day)
Dates determined by course.

Intersession Classes

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (all day)
Dates determined by course.