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Back to Iowa: Connecting Black alumni and students for real talk about the legal profession

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Tiffany Ferguson (06JD) organized the first Back to Iowa in 1996 and has watched it grow into a Hawkeye institution—an annual gathering that blends educational seminars, professional networking, and happy reunions of old friends.
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Student Spotlight: Alexis Jones and her pursuit of diversity in law

Friday, February 16, 2024
Alexis Jones' commitment to social justice and community-building serves as a testament to her promising future in the legal field.
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Finding Love in Law: Alums share their stories and best advice

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Students come to Iowa Law with the expectation of earning a top-notch law degree but don't always expect to find their perfect match or best friend. Through classroom interactions as 1Ls to attending the same study groups or working on a grueling case in the Legal Clinic, lasting relationships are formed.

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Iowa Law professor receives NSF grant to bring legal education to computer science courses

Monday, January 29, 2024
Mihailis Diamantis, professor of law and the Ben V. Willie Professor in Excellence, and Rishab Nithyanand, associate professor of computer science receive a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring legal education to computer science courses.
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This year's distinguished faculty appointments at Iowa Law

Thursday, November 2, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Law proudly announces the appointment of eight outstanding professors to named faculty positions. Three faculty have earned professorships and one has been renewed as a distinguished chair and four faculty members have earned faculty fellowships. “Named professorships advance the College of Law in transformative ways. These professors have continuously excelled in their teaching, scholarship, and service. Private endowments like this recognize exceptional faculty and thereby help us to reward and retain the best of them,” said Dean Washburn.
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Emily Hughes develops database to better understand and improve criminal jury trials

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Professor Emily Hughes and Professor Kori Khan, Iowa State University, are building one of the largest databases of trial transcripts in the U.S. It's a vast resource of information to help analyze what is working well in our criminal legal system, as well as what could be improved—and how to improve it. 

Events

Week of Abolition Tabling (NLG)

Monday, March 4, 2024 11:00am to 2:00pm
Boyd Law Building
The National Lawyers Guild holds an annual event called the Week of Abolition (formerly the Week Against Mass Incarceration). Each year, the event is held the first full week of March; this year the WoA falls on March 3, through March 9. There is also a different theme each year highlighting a different issue of criminal justice. The theme this year centers on Political Prisoners. To highlight the issues of political prisoners, the NLG will be tabling March 4 - March 6, each day presenting a...

Local Authority of Environmental Issues

Monday, March 4, 2024 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
Please join the Environmental Law Society to hear about visiting Professor Sarah Fox's research—the importance of local action on a variety of environmental health and safety issues and the preemption barriers that often face those local governments. Lunch provided!

ISBA Panel Discussion: Life as a Transactional Lawyer

Monday, March 4, 2024 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
The Iowa State Bar Association’s Council on the Section of Business Law is pleased to present “Life as a Transactional Lawyer.” Join us for an informal discussion to learn more about what practicing as a transactional attorney is like. Free lunch provided for everyone who RSVPs Panelists: Diane Lourdes Dick (Iowa Law) Peter Arling (O’Connor & Thomas PC) Kathleen Kleiman (Simmons Perrine PLC) Brett Marshall (Lane & Waterman LLP) Moderators: Bill Boyd III (Nyemaster Goode) Joe Yockey...

Week of Abolition Tabling (NLG)

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 11:00am to 2:00pm
Boyd Law Building
The National Lawyers Guild holds an annual event called the Week of Abolition (formerly the Week Against Mass Incarceration). Each year, the event is held the first full week of March; this year the WoA falls on March 3, through March 9. There is also a different theme each year highlighting a different issue of criminal justice. The theme this year centers on Political Prisoners. To highlight the issues of political prisoners, the NLG will be tabling March 4 - March 6, each day presenting a...

Tuesday Talk About It

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 12:35pm to 1:20pm
Boyd Law Building
To reserve a lunch, you must RSVP here by noon on the Friday before each week:  http://tinyurl.com/TuesTalkSpring24 Jan. 23 - Where to Go from Here: Mining the First Semester for a Successful Second Semester March 5 - Technology Tips for the Brief Writer March 26 - Legal Writing - Effective Revision April 16 - Exam Tips: A Refresher April 23 - Legal Writing: The Next Frontier