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Iowa's Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Team Results

Monday, March 4, 2024
In the oral arguments at Pace University in February, each Iowa Law team member won Best Oralist in preliminary rounds of the oral arguments competition. The student team consists of advocates Spencer Culver (3L), Sophia Gustafson (3L), Samantha Savala (3L).
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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.

In the News

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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)

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**  →  Moved to Room 235 (3/5 only) March 26 - Legal Writing - Effective Revision April 16 - Exam Tips: A Refresher April 23 - Legal Writing: The Next Frontier

Job Search Strategies

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
Join the Career Services Office to discuss strategies and methods for finding summer employment. There are many opportunities being posted now and that will continue to be posted through the semester. We will discuss how to find opportunities for various types of employers, as well as how to do “cold” and “warm” outreach to employers who don’t have postings advertised. Lunch will be available for those who RSVP (via 12Twenty). 
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International Law: Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Blank Honors Center
Spring 2024 Speaker Series Organized In Conjunction With WLLC:2949 & GRMN:2949 | “Accountability, War Crimes And Justice” Feb. 22 | 2-3:15 p.m. Judge Gassia Apkarian | An Invisible Conflict: Why We Should Care About The Forced Dissolution Of The Republic Of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) March 5 | 2-3:15 p.m. Dr. Brian R. Farrell | International Law: Human Rights And Humanitarian Law All lectures are free and open to the public at 214 Blank Honors College Event sponsors are the UI Center for...
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Out of the Archive Series: The Short Films of Aarin Burch

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 6:15pm to 9:00pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
Please join us at FilmScene for the continuation of "Out of the Archive: Envisioning Blackness," a monthly screening and discussion series that celebrates the vibrant  tradition of Black cinema by featuring rarely screened, newly restored, and archivally engaged films. Tickets are pay-what-you-can (with students, in particular, encouraged to pick $0). Join us before each screening for a free dinner reception catered by local restaurants, and stay after each film for post-screening conversations...