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John S. Allen

John Allen
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.

Practice & Teaching: 

He teaches in the Clinical Law Programs and offers a seminar on Poverty Law with Professor Cox. He has frequently taught in the law school’s trial advocacy program.


He is a member of the Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court and is the law school liaison for the Inn.


BA, St. Olaf College, 1977

JD, University of Illinois, 1980

380 Boyd Law Building