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Iowa City

There’s something special about Iowa City: It has a rare combination of urban, metropolitan offerings and affordable, tree-lined neighborhoods. You’ll find people here who are genuinely interested in each other and their community. It’s invigorating—and a wonderful place to live during law school.

Features that make Iowa City your ideal law-school home:

Top rankings in multiple categories: one of the best small metropolitan areas for doing business; one of the best cities in America for singles; and one of the top smart places to live.
Big Ten sporting events—and all the Hawkeye solidarity that that implies. Take a break from studies and go to a Hawkeyes game. Iowa Law has a proud tradition of tailgate festivities.
“Live from Prairie Lights” a reading series in one of the world’s most famous bookstores, featuring renowned authors and up-and-comers from all over the globe. UNESCO has designated Iowa City a “City of Literature”—one of only seven in the world.
A site of presidential politics. Visit the Hamburg Inn, a family diner that’s a regular stop for candidates during the Iowa Caucuses. Spot the presidential hopefuls and media personalities who come courting—and order a “pie shake” while you’re there.