The University of Iowa College of Law’s Center for Human Rights, Drake University Law School Legal Clinic, and Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice (Iowa MMJ), with funding support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are partnering to create ALL Iowa, a new collaboration to provide immigration legal assistance to Afghan nationals in Iowa who came to the United States as part of Operation Allies Welcome.
In addition to the Appellate Advocacy program, Iowa Law students can participate in externships that allow them to further advance their legal writing and appellate advocacy skills while working on actual cases.
The event includes discussions between policy experts, researchers, industry members, public employees, and nonprofit organization representatives focusing on solar policies and practices across the state of Iowa.
“Endowed professorships advance the College of Law in transformative ways,” said Dean Washburn, “This kind of private support not only recognizes exceptional faculty, it helps us retain the best. By awarding these positions we are able to recognize our colleagues who have continuously excelled in their teaching, scholarship, and service, along with honoring the donors and their families who made these positions possible. It is an important moment for Iowa Law.”
Founded in 1952, the mission of the Iowa Law School Foundation is to serve, advance and support the Iowa Law School. For 70 years, it has provided financial support to College of Law students, faculty, and a myriad of important legal educational and professional programs.
The magazine acknowledged Iowa’s well-known reputation of being the “Writing Law School” and explained how the first-year writing courses are structured to deepen students’ understanding of law and develop the tools needed to be an effective legal communicator.
This fall, Iowa Law welcomed the Class of 2025—going head-to-head with last year’s class as the most academically qualified first-year students in school history. The class of 2024 had higher scores on the LSAT and GPA than any other entering class in the history of Iowa Law with a median LSAT score of 163 and a median undergraduate GPA of 3.69. This year’s class of 2025 is strikingly similar, sharing a median LSAT score of 163 and a median undergraduate GPA of 3.66.
Anya Prince, professor of law at the University of Iowa, along with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from across the country, was recently awarded a R01 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH titled, “Beyond the Medical: The ELSI of Polygenic Scores for Social Traits.”
Iowa Law received a $5 million gift to establish the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative (HELI) with a goal of generating opportunities for Iowa Law to deepen and broaden its engagement with environmental issues in Iowa and beyond.