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HELI Announces Full Fall 2023 Event Schedule

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Events and programing made possible by the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative (HELI) engage the College of Law with some of today’s most pressing environmental law issues. Events this fall feature discussions on land use in the Midwest, biodiversity, wildfire management, prescribed burns, and water in the Western United States.
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Iowa Law graduates see marked improvement in bar passage rates, exceeding statewide averages

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
The recent Iowa bar passage results show remarkable improvements in performance for Iowa Law graduates. This year Iowa Law had 59 grads taking the Iowa bar exam, including 55 taking the exam for the first time. These alums achieved a cumulative bar passage rate of 92% and a 93% first-time bar passage rate. 
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Iowa Law's incoming class achieves remarkable three-year streak of excellence

Monday, September 11, 2023
For the third consecutive year, the incoming class at Iowa Law has achieved the highest LSAT score in history. This achievement speaks volumes to Iowa Law's ongoing commitment to academic excellence.

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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. 
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Diane Lourdes Dick's summer research examines the thorny intersection of federal tax, banking, and bankruptcy law

Monday, July 10, 2023
Diane Lourdes Dick, professor at Iowa Law, focuses her teaching and scholarship on business and tax law, with an emphasis on commercial finance, business bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring, and business entity taxation.
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Ryan Sakoda's summer research dives into empirical analysis of the criminal legal system

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Ryan Sakoda, associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, is currently working on an empirical analysis of crime and criminal justice policy, criminal law and procedure, and law and economics. He has recently written on the use of solitary confinement and the effects of post-release supervision and probation.


Picnic With Your FGL Mentor - First Generation Lawyers

Thursday, September 28, 2023 12:45pm
Boyd Law Building
Picnic With Your FGL Mentor     Join First-Generation Lawyers in the courtyard outside Boyd for a fun fall picnic! Meet and connect with your mentor, bring your lunch, and we'll provide dessert. Cookies provided for FGL mentorship program participants.  

Iowa Supreme Court Day

Friday, September 29, 2023 (all day)
Boyd Law Building

Miami LSAC Law School Forum

Saturday, September 30, 2023 10:00am to 4:00pm
Meet with admissions representatives at an event for prospective law students.

Cookout – Iowa vs. Michigan State

Saturday, September 30, 2023 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Boyd Law Building
Kickoff for the Iowa vs. Michigan State game is at 6:30pm, so the cookout will begin at 4:30! Sponsor:  Shuttleworth & Ingersoll

University of Georgia Law Fair

Monday, October 2, 2023 10:00am to 2:00pm
Meet with admissions representatives at an event for prospective law students.