Iowa Law News

One Community, One Book 20th Anniversary author and book cover

One Community, One Book celebrates 20 years of human rights education

This year the One Community, One Book (OCOB) program celebrates its 20th anniversary. The program is hosted by the UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR), one of the many centers and institutes at Iowa Law. This annual community-wide reading project invites campus and community members to read the same human rights-related text and participate in related activities.
Faculty alumni story books in a library

Iowa Law alums make their mark as professors and legal scholars

They come from all over the country and teach on subjects from first year classes to niche subjects. Some say they always aspired to become professors, and some came to academia by a more winding route. These are some of the many Iowa Law alumni who now make their mark as professors.
2021 Supreme Court Day in Levitt Auditorium in the Boyd Law Building

The Supreme Court Day tradition continues at Iowa Law

After going virtual in 2020, the University of Iowa College of Law’s long-standing tradition of Supreme Court Day was back in person today at the Boyd Law Building. The seven justices from the Iowa Supreme Court traveled to Iowa City to take part.  
Courtroom Judges Gavel

Iowa Law alums share their paths to the judiciary

This fall marks one of Iowa Law's largest clerkship classes yet. Follow the path of several alumni judges who began their law careers as judicial clerks and are now serving in county, state, and federal courts across the country.
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Iowa Law faculty named to endowed positions

Seven faculty at the University of Iowa College of Law have been named to endowed positions. "Endowed faculty positions advance the College of Law and its faculty in transformative ways,” said Dean Kevin Washburn.
New class of faculty fall 2021

Iowa Law welcomes a new class of faculty

This fall Iowa Law is proud to welcome four new faculty to the Boyd Law Building. Collectively, their work focuses on some of today’s most pressing issues including environmental law, criminal justice, education policy, and social change.
Scott and Whitney Selix

An advocate for the craft beer industry

By the time Scott Selix (JD14) was a 3L at Iowa Law he saw an opportunity to get back into the craft beer industry. He later started his own brewery in Des Moines, IA—Lua Brewing.
Sunset at the Boyd Law Building

2020 - 2021 DEI Annual Report

This past year was one of listening and learning. We worked hard to make data driven and community informed decisions to create lasting and meaningful impact. Tactics included everything from listening sessions to multiple surveys to hear from students, faculty, and staff. Read the full report.
Statue of Jean de Fiennes in front of the Boyd Law Building

New Alumni DEI Council supports recruitment and retention of diverse law students, and more

The University of Iowa College of Law announces the creation of an Alumni-led council, committed to bolster diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Alumni DEI Council is a select group of Iowa Law’s alumni who foster accountability in maintaining and increasing DEI efforts at the College of Law.
Photo of Ellen Wiah, named Federal Magistrate Judges Association Fellow

Ellen Wiah named a Federal Magistrate Judges Association Fellow

For the first time, four law students of diverse backgrounds have been named as Federal Magistrate Judges Association Fellows. Iowa Law's Ellen Wiah is among the group who will intern with a federal magistrate judge this summer and receive a $2,500 stipend.