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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.


National Lawyers Guild All-Member Meeting

Monday, September 25, 2023 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building

Iowa State People to People Career Fair

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 10:00am to 2:00pm
Meet with admissions representatives at an event for prospective law students.

Tuesday Talk-About-It

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 12:35pm to 1:20pm
Boyd Law Building
Building Blocks: Using Your Notes to Hammer Out an Outline We’ll talk about how to take your notes, make sense of them, and make them into a study tool.   To reserve a lunch, you must RSVP here by noon on the Friday before each session:

Christian Legal Society Weekly Meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 12:40pm
Boyd Law Building

Across the Aisle

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 12:45pm
Boyd Law Building
Across the Aisle is back! Our next topic is human-caused climate change. Participants will pair up over the lunch hour to discuss their views after introductory remarks by Professor Robert Andersen. The event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Lunch will be provided!