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Iowa Law nearly doubles the number of Hawkeyes in its entering class

When Kevin Washburn arrived as the University of Iowa College of Law’s new dean two years ago, he was surprised by the low number of Iowa undergraduates staying at Iowa for law school. The vow to improve local recruitment efforts resulted in a dramatic increase in 2020.
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Iowa Law raises diversity in entering class, highest ever

With the start of the semester, the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, Iowa, welcomed one of the most ethnically diverse classes in its 155-year history. Collins Byrd, assistant dean for admissions, announced that 24.6 percent of the members of the incoming class are people of color, eclipsing the previous high of 23.6 percent in 1992’s incoming class.
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Iowa Law introduces impressive new class of faculty

Iowa Law welcomed eight new faculty for Fall 2020: three full-time faculty, two Legal Analysis, Writing and Research faculty, a new law library director, and two faculty beginning multi-year visits. We are excited to have this impressive group join us at the Boyd Law Building.


Auburn University Virtual Law School Fair

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Endless Possibilities: Iowa’s African American History

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Through a collaboration of the College of Public Health and the College of Law/UI Center for Human Rights, students, faculty, staff, and interested members of the community are invited to participate in a joint reading reading of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi. The William Lloyd Garrison section of Stamped from the Beginning examines the deep and long-lasting impacts of slavery, abolition, and the Civil War on U.S. history. But…

Young Lawyers Division of the Iowa State Bar Association

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:45pm to 2:00pm

This Wednesday, 1/27, from 12:45-2:00pm there is a Zoom panel with the Young Lawyers Division of the Iowa State Bar Association to discuss the transition from law student to practicing attorney, as well as what it’s like to be a young attorney in the Iowa legal market. All law students are welcome, even if you don’t plan to practice in Iowa. Here is the Zoom information: Meeting ID = 957 4373 1260; Passcode = 120846. 

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9th Annual Fulbright Workshop

Friday, January 29, 2021 9:30am to 11:30am

Would you like to teach English, study, or do research or creative work abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for the ninth annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop on Friday, January 29, 2021, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. via Zoom.  Please join UI Fulbright Program Advisor Karen Wachsmuth, Fulbright Faculty Mentors, and recent UI Fulbright student awardees to find out more about opportunities to teach English, study, research, or do creative work abroad…

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Living the Dream: Perspective, Privilege and Personal Power

Friday, January 29, 2021 12:40pm

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the College of Law and the UI Center for Human Rights welcomes Iowa Representative Ras Smith to speak on January 29 at 12:40 PM.  Join the event at: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99114585318 All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. Representative Ras Smith represents Iowa House District 62, which includes Waterloo, Elk Run Heights, Evansdale, and Raymond. Smith, a Waterloo native, is the son of L.C. and the Rev. Dr. Belinda…