Iowa Law News

Transgender Flag flying in the wind on a sunny day

Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor and remember our Transgender sisters, brothers, and siblings who have been taken from us by the hands of transphobic violence.
Cyndi Nance and Dennis Shields at 2017 Alumni Awards ceremony

Iowa Law: the Law Dean school

Iowa Law’s community fosters leadership skills that have resulted in a number of faculty members becoming leaders at law schools across the country and earned Iowa Law an informal reputation of “Law Dean School” along the way.
Paul Esker in front of the Ted M. Seldin Portico outside of the Boyd Law Building

Paul Esker finds the success he was looking for at Iowa Law

We sat down with Iowa Law 3L Paul Esker to talk about how after his time spent traveling the United States as undergrad, he returned home to Iowa for his law school journey. Esker is originally from Cedar Rapids, but lived in New York City, Washington D.C., and Atlanta to work on political campaigns before he came back to Iowa City to start law school.
Rows of small American flags displayed on the Pentacrest for Veteran's Day

Iowa Law alum working for the rights of veterans and their survivors

This Veterans Day we sat down with Amy Kretkowski, a 2008 alumnae and current adjunct professor at Iowa Law teaching Veterans Benefits Law, to learn more about the passion behind her work.
Ariel image of the Boyd Law Building and University of Iowa campus in the summer

Incoming international students tackle a challenging semester head on

Iowa Law is honored to welcome 22 international students this semester, several of which are attending their courses entirely online from their home country. Despite the ever changing climate and challenges presented by COVID-19, these students have remained resilient and dedicated to furthering their legal education abroad.
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.
Black and white photo of books in the Iowa Law library

The scariest books in the Law Library...

The Law Library at Iowa Law has one of the most comprehensive collections of legal materials in the country, containing more than 1.4 million bound volumes and microform equivalents. This Halloween, take a look at some of the scariest books in the Law Library!
Chandler Mores standing in front of the Boyd Law Building entrance
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
View of University of Iowa Old Capitol Building during the fall

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.
Aerial view of student studying in a study carrel in the Boyd Law Building

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.