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Student Spotlight: Katrina Crouch thrives with the support of Iowa Law’s writing resources

Friday, December 1, 2023
Katrina Crouch has wholeheartedly embraced her love for writing. She was a member of the Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice and is further honing her writing skills as a tutor in the Writing and Academic Success Center for the second consecutive year. Her role as a tutor, where she offers guidance, support, and feedback on various writing tasks, is an aspect of her law school journey that she deeply cherishes. “It’s truly my pride and joy,” says Katrina.
Native American Heritage month story.

Beyond Expectations: Law student Dane Beaulieu charts a successful path in Indian Law

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
When Dane Beaulieu graduated from college, he knew he wanted to go to law school to study Indian Law, the field that regulates the complex legal relationships between Native American nations, the United States, and the states. As he checked out law schools looking for a good program, he came upon the University of Iowa Law School.
Exterior of Boyd Law Building on a sunny day.

HELI establishes Iowa Law’s first environmental moot court team

Friday, November 17, 2023
This year, HELI created and launched the first environmental moot court team in Iowa Law’s history. For the first time ever, the three-person Iowa Law team is competing in the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) at Pace University’s The Elisabeth Haub School of Law.
Students walks past the bridge leading to the back entrance of BLB in the fall.

A decade of excellence: Iowa Law named a Best Value Law School for 10th year in a row

Thursday, November 16, 2023
For the 10th consecutive year, the University of Iowa College of Law is named a Best Value Law School by the National Jurist's PreLaw Magazine. Iowa Law has consistently been among the top contenders, and this year is no exception, earning the 12th spot in the nation. The 2023 Best Value report includes 52 ABA-accredited public universities and ten private law schools. These institutions have collectively earned cumulative grades of B+ or higher for their commitment to providing students with an exceptional return on investment.
Canoeing the Iowa River at daybreak.

New environmental research center will examine law and policy impacts in the Central Midwest

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Researchers at the University of Iowa have received a $6 million grant for a five-year project focused on collaborative research and community engagement in climate adaptation planning. This initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), aims to enhance climate resilience efforts in the Central Midwest region.
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Celebrating the decorated career of Major General Patrick Reinert (86JD)

Friday, November 10, 2023
For more than 30 years, Reinert served as a prosecutor, trial judge, and commander in the Army JAG Corps, rising to the rank of two-star general; he retired in 2018. And he’s been an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa since 1990, still serving today as senior litigation counsel and prosecutor.
Professor Sean Sullivan teaching antitrust law, pointing in front of a white board.

This year's distinguished faculty appointments at Iowa Law

Thursday, November 2, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Law proudly announces the appointment of eight outstanding professors to named faculty positions. Three faculty have earned professorships and one has been renewed as a distinguished chair and four faculty members have earned faculty fellowships. “Named professorships advance the College of Law in transformative ways. These professors have continuously excelled in their teaching, scholarship, and service. Private endowments like this recognize exceptional faculty and thereby help us to reward and retain the best of them,” said Dean Washburn.
Pride flag waves at Pride Parade in front of the Old Capitol Building in Iowa City 2023

Outlaws: A legacy of empowering LGBTQ+ students at Iowa Law

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Outlaws is a student organization that started almost 35 years ago at Iowa Law, playing an important role in supporting LGBTQ+ students and allies. Outlaws describe their group as a sanctuary of acceptance, a catalyst for change, and a beacon of hope for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies within the law school.
Alumni Award recipients 2023 with Dean Washburn at Hancher Auditorium.

Celebrating the 2023 Law Alumni Awards recipients

Thursday, October 26, 2023
The College of Law’s alumni awards program recognizes alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. The program features four award categories: Emerging Leader, Iowa Law Review Distinguished Alumni, Alumni Service, and Alumni Achievement.
Sunset and dusk photo of Old Capital Mall

Pro Bono Society recognizes 32 law students for their commitment to service

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
These individuals, consisting of both current students and recent graduates, have earned a place on the distinguished honors society list through their dedicated commitment to serving others and cultivating the skills and values essential for a life of public service.