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Alumni Events


Every fall, Iowa Law welcomes back alumni to reconnect and celebrate.  There are opportunities to visit classrooms, talk to our faculty, and tour our facilities and always a chance to tailgate and take in some Hawkeye football.  Whether you are five years out or 65 years, we hope you'll make plans to pay us a visit soon.

Details for the current year's program are available at:


Pregame Cookouts

Every fall, we host pregame cookouts at the Boyd Law Building, thanks to our generous sponsors.  Join us two hours prior to kick-off to meet up with other alumni, faculty, and staff.  We'll have the usual fare (including cheesy potatoes for those early games).

We include details about the cookouts at If you are interested in learning more about sponsoring a cookout, contact

Back to Iowa

Back to Iowa began as a unique and special effort between African American alumni, BLSA and the University of Iowa College of Law to provide highly granular, real-life and real-time information to Iowa law students about the practice of law and the legal job market.  The BTI program was founded in 1996, by Tiffany M. Ferguson (1996), to educate students about the ups and downs of the practice of law as experienced by African American alumni. In subsequent years, due to the program's success and the continued commitment of African American alumni and the College of Law, the program has continued to be successful and to include alumni of other institutions.  This first meeting and all others since have been characterized by frank discussion between students, alumni, professors and deans.  Topics have included job opportunities in various markets, salary trajectories from early career through senior attorney and partnership positions, managing family and personal life, coursework experiences, challenges for attorneys due to gender and race and the importance of networking.  Several mentor relationships, friendships, and employment opportunities have naturally emerged from these sessions.  BTI has been lauded for its high-level of candor and commitment to diversity.  In addition to helping students, alumni have received the added bonus of reconnecting with each other.

For details or to get involved, contact

Alumni Receptions and Happy Hours

Iowa Law's Alumni Relations office is always pursuing opportunities to bring our alumni, friends, and students together.  This summer we are eager to introduce Dean Washburn to alumni and friends near and far.

Details about upcoming events are available at:

CLE Opportunities

Iowa Law provides a number of CLE opportunities for alumni and friends in the fall and spring semesters.  Details are available at: