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New course offering examines law through literature

English Law and Literature explores the relationships between English law and English literature at the historical, practical, imaginative, and theoretical levels, encouraging students to consider the depiction of law and jurisprudential questions in works of literature.
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From Partner for a Day to making partner at the firm

The Partner for a Day program helps law students connect with practicing attorneys in the field. Eric Fischer (16JD) participated in the Partner for a Day program during his 1L year at Iowa Law. He was hired by his "partner" firm and effective January 1, 2022 he will assume shareholder status at that same firm.
Gada Al Herz (22JD) poses on a bridge in front of the Old Capitol building.

Prepared for anything, Gada Al Herz will pursue international law in D.C.

Al Herz feels that Iowa has prepared her for a vast range of career possibilities. “I'm prepared for an international career. But I also feel like if I go out into the world and realize that I miss Iowa, I am also aware of the rural practices. I’m prepared for a big law career, while at the same time I feel like I’m prepared to work at a small practice in Iowa or a public organization.”


I got my grades, now what?

Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
Week of January 24th – “I know what you did last summer” with Peer Advisors – tabling in the lobby
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MLK's Dream. Living our Values.

Friday, January 21, 2022 12:45pm to 1:45pm
In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the College of Law, the UI Center for Human Rights, BLSA, and the Law DEI Committee welcomes Camille deJorna and Steff Reed for a special virtual lecture. Camille deJorna is deputy for legal education at the Law School Admission Council, who had previously served at the University of Iowa. She has spoken nationally and internationally on the subject of diversity and inclusion and recently was awarded the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement...

Summer Legal Placement Information Session

Monday, January 24, 2022 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Boyd Law Building
Summer Legal Placement Information Session.  Confused about summer externships?  Want to know more about how Summer Legal Placement works?  Worried about funding and financial aid for the summer?  We’ll lay out the process in this information session.  Professor Tai will provide an overview of the Summer Legal Placement Program and the public interest Summer Grant application process.  Representatives from Financial Aid and Career Services will be on hand to answer questions.  Join us in person...

Lawyers & Leader: The Role of the Prosecutor

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 12:40pm to 1:40pm
Join Assistant Linn County Attorney Jennifer Erger, Assistant Johnson County Attorney Haley Huddleston, and Scott County Prosecuting Intern Marc Wyers for a discussion of the role of the prosecutor in the criminal system and a look at Iowa's Prosecuting Internship Program.  Iowa Law students can join the event via the Zoom link using their UI credentials.  Be sure to sign in for L&L credit using this online form. Attendance at one L&L event is one requirement for membership in the Pro Bono...

OCI Bootcamp

Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building