Friday, May 6, 2022
By Giovanna Deo

The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce Professor Diane Lourdes Dick will join the Iowa Law faculty as a professor this fall.

Professor Dick’s teaching and scholarship focuses on business and tax law with an emphasis on commercial finance, business bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring, and business entity taxation.

She has published and has forthcoming articles in law reviews, peer-reviewed journals, practitioner-oriented publications, and on prominent commercial law blogs. Her work has been selected via blind review for highly competitive conferences like the 6th Annual Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, the Emerging Scholars in Commercial and Consumer Law panel of the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, and the George Washington University Center for Law, Economics & Finance Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop.

Professor Dick’s scholarship has been featured in The New York Times and Reuters Breaking Views, as well as cited and discussed in courts and by litigants. She has been invited to speak at the Harvard Kennedy School, The Brookings Institution, and at conferences and meetings hosted by professional associations, law schools, and graduate tax programs throughout the U.S.

As a member of the faculty at Seattle University School of Law, Professor Dick has been actively engaged in public service in the Pacific Northwest and around the country. She recently served as Chair of the Business Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association and has been a longstanding member of the Washington State Citizen Commission for the Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences. She has co-authored reports in Washington and Florida providing guidance for lawyers involved in business and commercial finance transactions and serves as Reporter for the Dodd-Frank Study Group of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal and a contributing author to the Bankruptcy Law Letter.