Iowa Law News

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Iowa Law faculty named to endowed positions

Seven faculty at the University of Iowa College of Law have been named to endowed positions. "Endowed faculty positions advance the College of Law and its faculty in transformative ways,” said Dean Kevin Washburn.
New class of faculty fall 2021

Iowa Law welcomes a new class of faculty

This fall Iowa Law is proud to welcome four new faculty to the Boyd Law Building. Collectively, their work focuses on some of today’s most pressing issues including environmental law, criminal justice, education policy, and social change.
Scott and Whitney Selix

An advocate for the craft beer industry

By the time Scott Selix (JD14) was a 3L at Iowa Law he saw an opportunity to get back into the craft beer industry. He later started his own brewery in Des Moines, IA—Lua Brewing.
Sunset at the Boyd Law Building

2020 - 2021 DEI Annual Report

This past year was one of listening and learning. We worked hard to make data driven and community informed decisions to create lasting and meaningful impact. Tactics included everything from listening sessions to multiple surveys to hear from students, faculty, and staff. Read the full report.
Statue of Jean de Fiennes in front of the Boyd Law Building

New Alumni DEI Council supports recruitment and retention of diverse law students, and more

The University of Iowa College of Law announces the creation of an Alumni-led council, committed to bolster diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Alumni DEI Council is a select group of Iowa Law’s alumni who foster accountability in maintaining and increasing DEI efforts at the College of Law.
Photo of Ellen Wiah, named Federal Magistrate Judges Association Fellow

Ellen Wiah named a Federal Magistrate Judges Association Fellow

For the first time, four law students of diverse backgrounds have been named as Federal Magistrate Judges Association Fellows. Iowa Law's Ellen Wiah is among the group who will intern with a federal magistrate judge this summer and receive a $2,500 stipend.
Tree out front of the Boyd Law Building

Law Journals spark passion for writing

Emphasizing the impact of the written word, be it case briefing or policy written into law, sets Iowa Law alums apart from other institutions by placing significant attention on real-world problems and the language serving as their potential solutions.
The Class of 2021 outside the front of the Boyd Law Building

2021 Iowa Law Commencement Events

We are very proud of what our students and faculty have accomplished and look forward to hearing about what the Class of 2021 will accomplish in the future. Join us in celebrating our distinguished class of law graduates.
Law, Health Policy & Disability Center receives a research grant for jail diversion research.

Law, Health Policy & Disability Center Awarded Grant from Nellie Ball Trust Research Fund

The Law, Health Policy & Disability Center (LHPDC) was recently awarded a $35,000 grant from the Nellie Ball Trust Research Fund to support a one-year research project in collaboration with Polk County Health Services (PCHS) and the Polk County Jail Diversion Program. HPDC is one of many centers and institutes connected to the College of Law.
Pablo Guevara ('21) Iowa Law student

Pablo Guevara takes a chance on Iowa Law & finds BigLaw success

For third-year law student Pablo Guevara, ever since he was a child he’s slowly found himself steadily gravitating towards colder weather on his way to Iowa City for law school and beyond. Although Guevara thought he would be attending law school somewhere warmer, he’s now preparing to graduate in May and begin at Sidley Austin’s Chicago office after graduating, something he says Iowa Law alums played a big role in helping him achieve.