Iowa Law News

Headshot of Professor 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.
Memorial for Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside of the Boyd Law Building, including a framed photo of Ginsburg and a candle

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.
Screenshot of Virtual Supreme Court Day 2020 on Zoom

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.
Sunset time lapse of Downtown Iowa City during the summer

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.
Statue of Jean de Fiennes in front of the Boyd Law Building

Iowa Law raises diversity in entering class, highest ever

With the start of the semester, the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, Iowa, welcomed one of the most ethnically diverse classes in its 155-year history. Collins Byrd, assistant dean for admissions, announced that 24.6 percent of the members of the incoming class are people of color, eclipsing the previous high of 23.6 percent in 1992’s incoming class.
University of Iowa main campus during the fall

Iowa Law introduces impressive new class of faculty

Iowa Law welcomed eight new faculty for Fall 2020: three full-time faculty, two Legal Analysis, Writing and Research faculty, a new law library director, and two faculty beginning multi-year visits. We are excited to have this impressive group join us at the Boyd Law Building.
Headshot of Neda Barrett, Diversity Officer, in front of Boyd Law Building

Iowa Law hires diversity officer to advance DEI initiatives

The University of Iowa College of Law recently announced the hiring of Neda Barrett as its first Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Global Engagement.
Boyd Law Building during sunset in the fall

Iowa Law Antiracism Committee Works Toward a Bold Plan for Action

“Following the death of George Floyd and amongst the extensive historical backdrop of police brutality among communities of color, we understood that it was time to do more and address racism in the College of Law,” said Committee member Meddie Demmings IV, “The College of Law recognized this, too, and gave us the green light to meet, talk, and submit this report.” 
Portrait of Professor Leonard Sandler

Professor Len Sandler's Portrait Unveiled Virtually

The portraits lining the corridor at Boyd Law Building represent a long standing tradition dedicated to those who devote their lives to teaching law school. Faculty who have taught law for 25 or more years - 15 of those years being at Iowa - have the opportunity to have their portrait painted if they wish. Professor Sandler’s portrait will hang among many esteemed colleagues like Dean Adrien Wing and Professor Emeritus William Buss.
Jean de Fiennes statute in front of the Boyd Law Building entrance

Fall IBL Speakers Examining Institutional Structures: Race, Business and Law