Iowa Law News

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Iowa Law named Top 25 Most Innovative Law School

The magazine acknowledged Iowa’s well-known reputation of being the “Writing Law School” and explained how the first-year writing courses are structured to deepen students’ understanding of law and develop the tools needed to be an effective legal communicator.
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Iowa Law’s incoming class continues tradition of excellence

This fall, Iowa Law welcomed the Class of 2025—going head-to-head with last year’s class as the most academically qualified first-year students in school history. The class of 2024 had higher scores on the LSAT and GPA than any other entering class in the history of Iowa Law with a median LSAT score of 163 and a median undergraduate GPA of 3.69. This year’s class of 2025 is strikingly similar, sharing a median LSAT score of 163 and a median undergraduate GPA of 3.66.
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Iowa Law welcomes a new class of faculty

Iowa Law welcomes new professors Diane Lourdes Dick, Alicia Solow-Niederman, and Andrew Jordan to the Boyd Law building this fall.
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Iowa Law professor receives R01 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH

Anya Prince, professor of law at the University of Iowa, along with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from across the country, was recently awarded a R01 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH titled, “Beyond the Medical: The ELSI of Polygenic Scores for Social Traits.”
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Iowa Law receives $5 million gift to launch environmental law initiative

Iowa Law received a $5 million gift to establish the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative (HELI) with a goal of generating opportunities for Iowa Law to deepen and broaden its engagement with environmental issues in Iowa and beyond.
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2021-2022 DEI Annual Report

This past year was yet another one of listening and learning in our efforts to improve diversity and inclusion at Iowa Law. Tactics included launching new programs and courses and celebrating and recognizing our students, faculty, and staff.
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HELI introduces new program director, Blake Rupe

Blake Rupe joins the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative from the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and the Environment, where she served as sustainability program manager. There she worked to connect students and faculty with classes, research, and organizations to help advance the mission of sustainability in Iowa.
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Lea VanderVelde earns University of Iowa Distinguished Chair award

Lea VanderVelde, professor of law and the Josephine R. Witte Chair, has been named a recipient of the 2022 University of Iowa Distinguished Chair. The award is one of the highest bestowed on Iowa faculty. It recognizes tenured scholars of national and international distinction who are making a significant positive impact within the university, state of Iowa, and beyond.