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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.