Iowa Law News

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Lea VanderVelde earns University of Iowa Distinguished Chair award

Lea VanderVelde, professor of law and the Josephine R. Witte Chair, has been named a recipient of the 2022 University of Iowa Distinguished Chair. The award is one of the highest bestowed on Iowa faculty. It recognizes tenured scholars of national and international distinction who are making a significant positive impact within the university, state of Iowa, and beyond.
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Inaugural Law DEI Award recipients announced

The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce the inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award recipients. The award winners were nominated and selected based on their contributions to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse community at the law school.
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Student Spotlight: Ellen Wiah, motivated to make a difference

With a passion for the law and a determined spirit, Wiah is well on her way to making an impact on the legal profession. After she graduated from Temple University, she had two years left on her military contract. Wiah decided to finish out the military and then go to law school.
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Iowa Law welcomes Diane Lourdes Dick to the faculty this fall

Professor Dick’s teaching and scholarship focuses on business and tax law with an emphasis on commercial finance, business bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring, and business entity taxation.
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2022 Iowa Law Commencement Events

The Class of 2022 faced many challenges during the past three years. Challenges that have tested their spirit, proved their resilience, and helped prepare them for their future legal careers. We look forward to celebrating their achievements this week.
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Student Spotlight: Ezzat Nsouli discovers his passion for policy

The fast pace and ability to interact with people are some of his favorite aspects of politics. “It's a lot of moving parts, and no two days are the same. It really teaches you to think on your feet, move fast, and work well under pressure.”  
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Hubbell gift provides new environmental law opportunities and cross-disciplinary experience

The Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative (HELI), made possible by the $5 million gift from Iowa Law alumni Charlotte Beyer Hubbell (76JD) and Fred Hubbell (76JD), is helping the law school take its environmental law program to the next level.
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Iowa Law welcomes Professor Alicia Solow-Niederman this fall

Professor Solow-Niederman’s research evaluates how digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, both challenge and offer opportunities to improve existing legal institutions and regulatory approaches
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Student Spotlight: Lauren Knudson heads to D.C. to focus on antitrust law

Before she heads out to Washington D.C. to join Mayer Brown’s litigation team with a focus on antitrust after graduation, 3L Lauren Knudson will be spending a year as a law clerk for Senior Judge Michael J. Melloy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. This is especially exciting for Knudson who enjoys, and has plenty of experience with, research and writing.