Iowa Law News

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Student Stotlight: Anelisa Gamiz Sandoval defies the odds with confidence and compassion

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
“No one in my family has been to law school, so I didn’t know what to expect. The image I had in my head was that you’re on your own, and no one will help you. I did not want a school like that—especially since I was used to the warm and friendly environment of a small liberal arts college,” says Anelisa. “I knew when I went to law school that I wanted to feel at home, and when I visited Iowa Law, I definitely felt that.” 
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Student Spotlight: Isaac Sarinana's journey of determination and discovery

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
rowing up in the town of Nichols, Iowa, Isaac Sarinana found himself on an extraordinary path that led him to Iowa Law. Isaac’s interest in pursuing a legal education began after he hired an immigration attorney to sponsor a family member. It was during his final year of college that he had a life-changing encounter with an immigration attorney and Iowa Law alum.
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One Community, One Book tackles motherhood, money, and merit

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
This year’s One Community, One Book (OCOB) program features "The Farm" by author Joanne Ramos. This program, hosted by the UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR), an affiliated center with the College of Law, has become a cherished tradition.
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HELI Announces Full Fall 2023 Event Schedule

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Events and programing made possible by the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative (HELI) engage the College of Law with some of today’s most pressing environmental law issues. Events this fall feature discussions on land use in the Midwest, biodiversity, wildfire management, prescribed burns, and water in the Western United States.
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Iowa Law School Foundation elects three new board members

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
The Iowa Law School Foundation (ILSF) is proud to announce the election of three new alumni board members: Mark Steffensen (92JD), Lonnie Johnson (91JD), and David Sindt Day (77JD).
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Iowa Law graduates see marked improvement in bar passage rates, exceeding statewide averages

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
The recent Iowa bar passage results show remarkable improvements in performance for Iowa Law graduates. This year Iowa Law had 59 grads taking the Iowa bar exam, including 55 taking the exam for the first time. These alums achieved a cumulative bar passage rate of 92% and a 93% first-time bar passage rate. 
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Iowa Law's incoming class achieves remarkable three-year streak of excellence

Monday, September 11, 2023
For the third consecutive year, the incoming class at Iowa Law has achieved the highest LSAT score in history. This achievement speaks volumes to Iowa Law's ongoing commitment to academic excellence.
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Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative launches new field course at Iowa Law

Thursday, August 31, 2023
The College of Law’s Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative recently launched an environmental law field course, with the help and support of the University of Iowa Wildlife Instruction and Leadership Development (UI WILD) team and the UI College of Education.
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Lucas Wetsch gains valuable career skills working as research assistant for Professor Odinet

Thursday, August 17, 2023
Motivated by the variety of research opportunities and financial support, Lucas Wetsch pursued a research assistant position with Professor Chris Odinet. 
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Bringing law and medicine together to improve criminal defense representation

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Professor Guernsey and Dr. Lynch highlight why collaboration between law and medicine is critical, especially when defending clients with severe mental health conditions or substance use disorders.