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Ted M. Seldin, a life well lived

Theodore "Ted" M. Seldin was an entrepreneur with a passion for giving back. He was instrumental in shaping the national and local legislation related to affordable and fair-housing statutes and a generous advocate of the University of Iowa and the College of Law. During his 89 years, Ted made a lasting impact on all of the communities he served.
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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.
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Loveliest Books in the Law Library

Great writing and great libraries are created by those with great passion. The remarkable collection of our Law Library, which includes this selection of “loveliest books,” owes its breadth and depth to the passion and vision of bibliophile Professor Arthur Bonfield, who served as the Law Library’s Director from 1985-2014.
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Iowa Law earns A+ rating for Human Rights Law

Iowa Law has established its human rights program as a stand out in a competitive and changing world, recently earning an A+ rating for Human Rights Law from preLaw Magazine, a National Jurist Publication.
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Midwest travels take Marshall-Loving to the Iowa Supreme Court

After a difficult interview process, Marshall-Loving was offered – and accepted – a coveted Iowa Supreme Court clerkship, which she will begin after graduation. “Professors went above and beyond to provide me with letters of recommendation and explain to judges what I could offer to their chambers. I am more than grateful for Iowa Law’s valuable insight and help, and can’t wait to discover yet another corner of the Midwest through my clerkship in Des Moines.”
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Celebrating the 2020 alumni award recipients

In 2009, Iowa Law launched an alumni awards program to recognize law alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. The program features four award categories: Emerging Leader, Alumni Achievement, Alumni Service, and the Iowa Law Review Alumni Achievement.
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3L Adam Ramadan Lorenzana goes Big[Law] back in NYC

Long Island, NY native and third-year law student Adam Ramadan Lorenzana had been to Iowa exactly once before arriving for law school.“ I’m sure things would have worked out just fine if I went back home for law school, but Iowa Law provided me with a unique experience, great faculty, and opened doors across the country. The whole ‘first Iowa, then anywhere’ saying, it really rings true.”
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Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor and remember our Transgender sisters, brothers, and siblings who have been taken from us by the hands of transphobic violence.
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Iowa Law: the Law Dean school

Iowa Law’s community fosters leadership skills that have resulted in a number of faculty members becoming leaders at law schools across the country and earned Iowa Law an informal reputation of “Law Dean School” along the way.