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Faculty News

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Lea VanderVelde earns University of Iowa Distinguished Chair award

Lea VanderVelde, professor of law and the Josephine R. Witte Chair, has been named a recipient of the 2022 University of Iowa Distinguished Chair. The award is one of the highest bestowed on Iowa faculty. It recognizes tenured scholars of national and international distinction who are making a significant positive impact within the university, state of Iowa, and beyond.
Professors Diamantis and Fisher-Page and Jonathan Molony headshots featured as DEI Award winners

Inaugural Law DEI Award recipients announced

The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce the inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award recipients. The award winners were nominated and selected based on their contributions to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse community at the law school.
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Iowa Law welcomes Diane Lourdes Dick to the faculty this fall

Professor Dick’s teaching and scholarship focuses on business and tax law with an emphasis on commercial finance, business bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring, and business entity taxation.
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Iowa Law welcomes Professor Alicia Solow-Niederman this fall

Professor Solow-Niederman’s research evaluates how digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, both challenge and offer opportunities to improve existing legal institutions and regulatory approaches
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Iowa Law welcomes Professor Andrew Jordan this fall

The University Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Andrew Jordan will be joining the Iowa Law faculty as an associate professor starting this fall. Professor Jordan’s research focuses on issues in legal and moral philosophy, constitutional theory, and contract law.

Chris Odinet elected as a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)

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Professor Lea VanderVelde named Research Scholar of the Year

Lea VanderVelde, professor of law and the Josephine R. Witte Chair, was named a 2022 Scholar of the Year by the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Iowa. The award celebrates nationally recognized achievement in outstanding research and scholarly/creative activities by faculty.
Professors Pettys and Yockey with Dean Washburn at Yockey's investiture ceremony

Professor Joseph Yockey continues the rich legacy of David H. Vernon

Joseph Yockey was one of seven professors named to endowed positions including chairs, professorships, and fellows last fall. This spring we held his investiture ceremony to celebrate his new position as the David H. Vernon Professor of Law and honor the legacy of David H. Vernon.

Faculty Fellowship

The Iowa Law Faculty Fellowship is designed to provide research opportunities, faculty mentoring, and career development for promising legal scholars and teachers.

Iowa Legal Studies Workshop

The purpose of the Iowa Legal Studies Workshop is to give authors at the University of Iowa College of Law an opportunity to receive constructive, critical analyses of their written work.