Iowa Law News

Stella Elias in the Classroom

New course offering examines law through literature

English Law and Literature explores the relationships between English law and English literature at the historical, practical, imaginative, and theoretical levels, encouraging students to consider the depiction of law and jurisprudential questions in works of literature.
Career Advisor Melissa Norman meets with a student in the Ladd Conference Room.

From Partner for a Day to making partner at the firm

The Partner for a Day program helps law students connect with practicing attorneys in the field. Eric Fischer (16JD) participated in the Partner for a Day program during his 1L year at Iowa Law. He was hired by his "partner" firm and effective January 1, 2022 he will assume shareholder status at that same firm.
Gada Al Herz (22JD) poses on a bridge in front of the Old Capitol building.

Prepared for anything, Gada Al Herz will pursue international law in D.C.

Al Herz feels that Iowa has prepared her for a vast range of career possibilities. “I'm prepared for an international career. But I also feel like if I go out into the world and realize that I miss Iowa, I am also aware of the rural practices. I’m prepared for a big law career, while at the same time I feel like I’m prepared to work at a small practice in Iowa or a public organization.”
2021 Alumni Awards Recipients group photo

Celebrating the 2021 Alumni Award recipients

Iowa Law launched the alumni awards program to recognize law alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. The program features four award categories: Emerging Leader, the Iowa Law Review Alumni Achievement, Alumni Service, and Alumni Achievement. Learn more about this year's award recipients.
Kenyan Delegation Visit 2021

Iowa Law hosts the Kenyan Judiciary, the largest foreign delegation to visit

The Center for Human Rights and its collegiate home, the College of Law, recently hosted the first in-person foreign delegation to visit the University of Iowa since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Student spotlight Leighton Berridge (23JD)

A passion for politics led Leighton Berridge to Iowa Law

Berridge has “always been interested in law and politics,” and law school seemed like the natural next step after college to forward these goals. Learn more about he made his way from Texas to Iowa Law.
Three students walk outside of the Boyd Law Building on sunny fall day.

Iowa Law named Best Value Law School for 8th consecutive year

"Iowa Law believes strongly in its mission as a public law school. Accessibility and affordability are critical to our success. Being a best value law school ensures that our students can pursue their hopes and dreams without being overwhelmed by debt," said Dean Washburn 
Fall 2021 Old Capitol Building at the University of Iowa

Human Rights Program at Iowa Law earns A+ rating second year in a row

Iowa Law has established its human rights program as a standout in a competitive and changing world, and this year Iowa Law continues its A+ rating for Human Rights Law from PreLaw Magazine, a National Jurist Publication.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Karla Olivas story

Early life experiences led to public interest advocacy for alum Karla Olivas

For alum Karla Olivas, her true desire to work as an immigration advocate sparked in 2018 when the Department of Justice and Homeland Security were required to reverse their family separation policy.
Veterans Day Flags on the Pentacrest representing University of Iowa Veterans - 2021

Iowa Law students are fighting for U.S. veterans in court

Since 2018, law students who have successfully completed Professor Amy Kretkowski’s fall course in Veterans Benefits Law have had the chance to join Kretkowski in an appellate advocacy independent study program during the spring semester.