Articles from 2020

Chandler Mores
Chandler Mores

Iowa Law connections help Chandler Mores get back to the Bay Area

Although two time zones and more than 1,900 miles separate northern California and Iowa City, when it came to attending law school Mores decided on Iowa Law
University of Iowa Fall Campus

Acknowledging the homelands of tribal nations where the University of Iowa resides

Iowa Law Dean Kevin Washburn and The Native American Council continue to work on its land acknowledgment statement, creating a version that is briefer than their original statement so it can be easily used in classes or before meetings.
Boyd Law Building

Law Book Club: Stamped

All College of Law students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the UI Center for Human Rights and the College of Public Health in a reading of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi. The book was the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction and has been honored with numerous awards. Kendi was named one of “The 100 Most Influential People of 2020” by Time magazine.
Student at Study Carrels

Mental Health Awareness Week and its importance in the legal profession

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week at Iowa Law. As racial injustice and the pandemic continues in addition to the stresses associated with law school, we hope that our law school community can come together and support each other’s mental health and well-being during these hard times.
Dexter Golinghorst Iowa Law '20

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Phoebe Jean-Pierre Iowa Law Faculty Fellow

Iowa Law reinstates Faculty Fellowship program

The University of Iowa College of Law reinstated the Iowa Law Faculty Fellowship program this year, welcoming Professor Phoebe Jean-Pierre as Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Law for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial

Women of the UI law school mourn RBG, reflect on gender identity

Women at the University of Iowa law school, both students and professors, reflect on how their identity as a woman affects their place in the legal world in the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
Virtual Supreme Court Day 2020

Iowa Supreme Court Day goes virtual

Every year since the inaugural Supreme Court Day was held in 1928, talented Iowa Law students have argued in front of Iowa Supreme Court Justices during Supreme Court Day. This year it was virtual.
Downtown Iowa City

Iowa Law nearly doubles the number of Hawkeyes in its entering class

When Kevin Washburn arrived as the University of Iowa College of Law’s new dean two years ago, he was surprised by the low number of Iowa undergraduates staying at Iowa for law school. The vow to improve local recruitment efforts resulted in a dramatic increase in 2020.