Iowa Law News

Professor Derek Muller teaching Federal Courts in the Boyd Law Building

A Q&A with Professor Derek Muller: Breaking down Moore v. Harper and the amicus brief he filed in the case

Professor Derek T. Muller is the Ben V. Willie Professor in Excellence and Professor in Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. As a nationally-recognized election law scholar, Professor Muller recently filed an amicus brief in Moore v. Harper, a case about partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina.
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Iowa Law launches three new legal writing courses

The College of Law has a longstanding tradition of producing excellent legal writers, and Dean Kevin Washburn has made it a priority to continue to invest in and expand on programing that supports the development of this pivotal skill for our graduates.
2022 Alumni Award recipients pictured with Dean Washburn at Hancher Auditorium.

Celebrating the 2022 Law Alumni Awards recipients

Iowa Law launched the alumni awards program to recognize alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. This year's recipients are...
Jake and his girlfriend, Anne Parrish, after the Minnesota Bar Induction Ceremony

Iowa Law grad pens a letter of gratitude for those who helped him along the way

Recent Iowa Law graduate Jake Bergman (22JD) shares his experience managing law school during a global pandemic and his gratitude for the professor and mentors who helped him along the way. Jake is currently in Minneapolis working as a SALT Consultant at Wipfli and earning an Executive LLM in Taxation at New York University.
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U.S. Court of Appeals visit highlights opportunities for law students to help veterans

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims recently traveled to Iowa City to host live oral arguments at the University of Iowa College of Law and provide programing to students, alumni, and faculty. Their visit was an incredible opportunity for the law community to see the court in action and for students to learn more about the many and varied careers in veterans law to serve those who have served our country.
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Solar Energy in Iowa: Recap and recordings from the Hubbell Environmental Law event

This October, the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative at the College of Law held a series of panel discussions between policy experts, researchers, industry members, public employees, and nonprofit organization representatives focusing on solar policies and practices across the state of Iowa.
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2L Eyasu Yirdaw on the importance of forming relationships in law school

Second year and first-generation law student, Eyasu Yirdaw, shares how forming meaningful relationships with professors, mentors, and friends has helped him succeed in legal education.
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The scariest books in the Law Library...

In celebration of Halloween, our law librarians selected a list of the scariest book in the Law Library. It is advised you put on a book jacket for the chills of reading the scary book list...
The Old Capitol Building at University of Iowa at sunset in the fall.

Pro Bono Society recognizes 38 law students for their service

The Pro Bono Society recognized 36 law students as its Spring 2022 Members. Current students and recent graduates were named to the honors society list for dedicating their time toward serving others and developing skills and values that are important to a life of public service.
A group of students at the 2022 annual law school auction hosted by EJF

Annual Law School Auction is a success, raising money for public interest summer stipends

Hosted by the Equal Justice Foundation (EJF), the event raises money for summer stipends for students pursuing public interest internships—from public defender's offices to non-profit organizations and everywhere in between—which often offer little to no compensation.