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Emani Marshall-Loving ('20)

Midwest travels take Marshall-Loving to the Iowa Supreme Court

After a difficult interview process, Marshall-Loving was offered – and accepted – a coveted Iowa Supreme Court clerkship, which she will begin after graduation. “Professors went above and beyond to provide me with letters of recommendation and explain to judges what I could offer to their chambers. I am more than grateful for Iowa Law’s valuable insight and help, and can’t wait to discover yet another corner of the Midwest through my clerkship in Des Moines.”
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Celebrating the 2020 alumni award recipients

In 2009, Iowa Law launched an alumni awards program to recognize law alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. The program features four award categories: Emerging Leader, Alumni Achievement, Alumni Service, and the Iowa Law Review Alumni Achievement.
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Iowa Law: the Law Dean school

Iowa Law’s community fosters leadership skills that have resulted in a number of faculty members becoming leaders at law schools across the country and earned Iowa Law an informal reputation of “Law Dean School” along the way.


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International Law on Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:40pm

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: 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

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

Application workshop

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

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)
Boyd Law Building

Small group in-person activities will be hosted throughout March. Stay tuned for more details.