John S. Allen

John Allen (3)
Herschel G. Langdon Clinical Professor of Law

John Allen has been on the Iowa faculty since 1990. Allen and his students represent clients before courts and administrative agencies in a broad range of civil matters. Much of his work has focused on employment law, including employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and unemployment insurance cases. He currently supervises the trial advocacy program and directs the Poverty Law Internship Program. Before entering teaching, he was a senior staff attorney with Legal Services Corporation of Iowa.

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Practice and Teaching: 

  • Employment Law
  • Poverty Law
  • Clinical Law Program
  • Trial Advocacy Program


  • BA, St. Olaf College, 1977
  • JD, University of Illinois, 1980


  • Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court