Iowa Law News

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From theory to practice: Collaboration shows how law and healthcare work together in real life

Friday, May 24, 2024
A recent workshop by the College of Law and College of Nursing educated students on end-of-life legal and healthcare issues, emphasizing the practical challenges and importance of interdisciplinary collaboration between future legal and healthcare practitioners.
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Samantha Barbas, legal historian and award-winning author, to join Iowa Law School faculty

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Iowa Law is pleased to announce that Samantha Barbas will join the Iowa Law School faculty in August. Barbas is a prominent scholar and presenter of legal and media history—with a focus on journalism, privacy, defamation, and the First Amendment—and the award-winning author of seven full-length books.
Connecting Marshallese Students to Dubuque’s Schools

Law students tackle a complex issue, gain appreciation for Iowa community

Through the Community Empowerment Law Project (CELP), Iowa Law students worked with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities and their partnership with the City of Dubuque to collect and synthesize information, and create an action plan to help K-12 Marshallese students improve school attendance.
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Student Spotlight: Andrew Wendel’s unforeseen path to legal excellence

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
From forensics to the federal defense clinic, Andrew Wendel’s legal journey involves unexpected turns and remarkable achievements.
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Jill Wieber Lens, expert on reproductive justice, joins Iowa Law School faculty

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to welcome alumna Jill Wieber Lens to the faculty. Lens, who will start her appointment in August 2024, will serve as the Dorothy M. Willie Professor in Excellence.
Jonathan Picado takes part in an environmental law intersession course at Lake McBride.

Research into action: Jonathan Picado leverages his legal education for environmental change

Monday, April 22, 2024
Third-year law student Jonathan Picado shares about his journey in environmental law and how he plans to address environmental injustices after graduation. Last summer, Jonathan was awarded a Hubbell Environmental Law Fellowship to his support his summer work at the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division.
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Student Spotlight: Katelyn Larossa’s lifelong interests come full circle

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
From literary adventures to legal pursuits, 3L Katelyn Larossa navigates the intersection of passion and purpose
Outside of Boyd Law Building at Iowa Law

Iowa Law School announces faculty appointment for Lorraine Gaynor

Monday, April 8, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce that Lorraine Gaynor, who earned her law degree from the Iowa Law School in 2011, will join its faculty as assistant professor of legal analysis, writing, and research. Professor Gaynor currently serves as senior staff attorney for Iowa Legal Aid, a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and education to low-income and vulnerable Iowans. She will begin her appointment in August 2024.
Out front of the Boyd Law Building with three female students standing off to the left on a sunny spring day.

Iowa Law named a Top 50 Go-To Law School for Big Law jobs

Friday, April 5, 2024
For the 4th consecutive year, the University of Iowa College of Law has landed a spot on the Go-To Law Schools: Big Law report. This annual report ranks the top 50 law schools by percentage of 2023 juris doctor graduates who took associate positions at the nation’s 100 largest law firms.
Outside of the Boyd Law Building in summer with Iowa Law sign

Iowa Law welcomes Megan Graham to the faculty

Thursday, March 28, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce that Megan Graham has joined the faculty as clinical associate professor and director of the Technology Law Clinic. Professor Graham is a nationally recognized expert in technology and surveillance issues as they relate to the criminal legal system. Before coming to Iowa Law, she served as clinical supervising attorney for the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.