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Faculty News

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Iowa Law students address the pandemic's impact on the workplace

This semester, law students have been doing cutting-edge research into how the pandemic is impacting work laws, as it re-arranges workplaces, requires business closures, transforms the ways we get goods, decimates the service sector, and sickens millions of workers. 
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Patent Warrior: Jason Rantanen's projects seek to help patents serve people

Jason Rantanen, a professor at the UI College of Law, spent his Fall 2020 Obermann Fellow-in-Residency collecting and analyzing data about such cases. Rantanen, whose research area is intellectual property, specifically patent law, wants to help ensure that such cases are being decided objectively.
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Iowa Law's Federal Criminal Defense Clinic fights for compassionate release

The University of Iowa College of Law has partnered with several other law schools across the United States to advocate for compassionate release during COVID-19, including clinical faculty at University of California Irvine and the University of Chicago. For each of these institutions, advocating for compassionate release not only provides incredible learning opportunities for their students; it also begins to establish a precedent within the courts that lengthy sentences and mandatory minimums must be reevaluated.

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.