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Student Spotlight: Katelyn Larossa’s lifelong interests come full circle

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
From literary adventures to legal pursuits, 3L Katelyn Larossa navigates the intersection of passion and purpose
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Iowa Law named a Top 50 Go-To Law School for Big Law jobs

Friday, April 5, 2024
For the 4th consecutive year, the University of Iowa College of Law has landed a spot on the Go-To Law Schools: Big Law report. This annual report ranks the top 50 law schools by percentage of 2023 juris doctor graduates who took associate positions at the nation’s 100 largest law firms.
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Iowa Law excels in National Moot Court Competition

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Iowa Law's Moot Court team of third-year students—Isabelle Breitfelder, Mike Hegarty, and Kameron Reed—submitted the nation’s top-scoring Respondent’s brief, tied for second place overall for briefs, and made it to the quarterfinals in New York City.

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Iowa Law School announces faculty appointment for Lorraine Gaynor

Monday, April 8, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce that Lorraine Gaynor, who earned her law degree from the Iowa Law School in 2011, will join its faculty as assistant professor of legal analysis, writing, and research. Professor Gaynor currently serves as senior staff attorney for Iowa Legal Aid, a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and education to low-income and vulnerable Iowans. She will begin her appointment in August 2024.
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Iowa Law welcomes Megan Graham to the faculty

Thursday, March 28, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce that Megan Graham has joined the faculty as clinical associate professor and director of the Technology Law Clinic. Professor Graham is a nationally recognized expert in technology and surveillance issues as they relate to the criminal legal system. Before coming to Iowa Law, she served as clinical supervising attorney for the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.
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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.

Events

Global Ties Visitors

Monday, April 22, 2024 11:00am to 12:00pm
Boyd Law Building
Global Ties Iowa is hosting international visitors through the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program for a project titled "US Judicial System: Protecting Women and Children." They will be in the 4th Floor Student Lounge on Monday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Sit with Sam

Monday, April 22, 2024 11:30am to 1:30pm
Boyd Law Building
Mental health programming at BLB should remain relevant and responsive to students' needs! Sign up to have a conversation with Social Worker Sam while enjoying a free lunch from The Eat Shop. Voice your concerns, suggest ideas for the fall, and shoot the breeze, too. All students are welcome! Students must RSVP in advance in order to get free lunch: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3D9UlVoR01FP1NI
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BMindful Holy Days: Passover (Judaism)

Monday, April 22 7:55pm to Tuesday, April 30, 2024 8:04pm
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events. BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith—days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to...

Sit with Sam

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 11:30am to 1:30pm
Boyd Law Building
Mental health programming at BLB should remain relevant and responsive to students' needs! Sign up to have a conversation with Social Worker Sam while enjoying a free lunch from The Eat Shop. Voice your concerns, suggest ideas for the fall, and shoot the breeze, too. All students are welcome! Students must RSVP in advance in order to get free lunch: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3D9UlVoR01FP1NI

Tuesday Talk About It

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 12:35pm to 1:20pm
Boyd Law Building
April 23 - From Classroom to Practice: Writing in the Real World → MOVED TO Room 235* To reserve a lunch, you must RSVP here by noon on the Friday before each week: http://tinyurl.com/TuesTalkSpring24 [Past Spring 2024 Tues Talks: 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 → Moved to Room 225 (3/26 only); April 16 -...