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Law Commencement Ceremony

2022 grads outperform in competitive job market

Thursday, May 18, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Law has once again proven its excellence in the competitive job market, standing out as a top 10 law school for full-time job placement (Reuters).
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Law students put their writing and analytical thinking skills to the test

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
To secure a spot on one of Iowa Law's top-ranked journals, first-year students must complete a rigorous writing assessment known as the "Write-On."
Photo of 4 student advocates preparing for Supreme Court Day.

Supreme Court Day inspires law students to excel in moot court program

Thursday, April 27, 2023
A tradition going back almost 100 years, Iowa Supreme Court Day is the culmination of course work, moot court competitions and hard work. “I remember watching Supreme Court Day as a 1L, two years ago on Zoom, and thinking that would be the most exciting thing I could do,” says Iowa Law student Jamie McCarthy.

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Chris Odinet honored with the Grant Gilmore Award for excellence in legal scholarship

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Chris Odinet, the Josephine R. Witte Professor of Law, and co-authors received the Grant Gilmore Award for their article published in the Arizona State Law Review entitled, “The Private Law of Stablecoins.”


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Welcome Class of 2026 - Orientation

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Welcome Class of 2026 - Orientation