Iowa Law News

Iowa Supreme Court building in Des Moines, IA

All rise, judicial clerkship success at Iowa Law

A judicial clerk is an attorney that works for, and closely with, a judge. Clerks typically provide legal research, draft opinions, and provide general assistance to their judge or court. Although the law clerk won’t see their name at the end of the judicial opinion that they may have played a role in researching and drafting, their work is critical.
Exterior of University of Iowa Hospital

At the Intersection of Health and Law

Rapid changes in health care practices and regulations over the past few years have created a greater need for people who understand the convergence between law and health care, making Iowa’s JD-MHA combined degree program more appealing than ever for students and employers.
Civil Procedure class taught by Iowa Law professor Derek Muller

Iowa Law in the time of COVID – A year in review 

This past year has been a difficult one. Yet despite many challenges and changes, the Iowa Law community has persisted and succeeded—hiring incredible faculty, recruiting a diverse student body, making a positive impact during the pandemic, advancing DEI initiatives, and giving students valuable experiences they need to succeed.
Asian American story header image featuring four law students, a faculty member and an Iowa Law alum

It would be great if you considered a story about Asian American law students

In light of the nationwide increase in AAPI hate incidents, we asked six members of the Iowa Law community to tell their stories. These stories highlight the many different experiences and perspectives in the Asian American community and we are grateful for their openness and honesty.
Sydni Eibschutz ('21) student spotlight image in Law Library

Southern CA-native heads east with the help of Iowa Law alum

“Unlike the other law schools I had previously checked out, I felt that Iowa Law was not trying to sell me anything. I got a really genuine impression from the school that impressed me.” Today, almost three years later, Eibschutz feels right at home in Iowa City and within the walls of Boyd Law, finding success in the classroom and out.
Students gather at Equal Justice Fund annual auction event

The Annual Law School Auction looks different this year

The Annual Law School Auction raises money which will provide stipends to students in public-interest internships—from public defender's offices to non-profit organizations and everywhere in between. Often, these internships offer little to no compensation which deters students from pursuing them. The auction seeks to provide enough funding for student’s living expenses during the time of their internship. 
Boyd Law Building on a sunny day shot from an aerial view

Statement from the Dean

No one should have to feel the pain of racial injustice, and we must stand together against it. As the President said over the weekend: “Hate can have no safe harbor in America. It should have no safe harbor anywhere in the world. We must join together to make it stop.” In that spirit, the Iowa Law community stands with all of the members of our community who have felt the sting of racial prejudice.
Eddie Ponce, Class of 2021, in front of the Boyd Law Building

Against the odds, Ponce follows his passion with purpose

Eddie Ponce's journey into law has taken many twists and turns, and at times things could have gone in another direction, he is steadfast in his belief that he is on the right path, doing exactly what he should be doing. Read his remarkable story.
Iowa Law mock arbitration baseball course with adjunct professor Dan Matheson

Iowa law students play moneyball

A University of Iowa College of Law class uses America’s pastime to give students experience in arbitration—and an opportunity to earn top honors for written work in a national competition.
Group of Iowa Law alum in Street Law shirts walking in downtown Iowa City

Iowa Law alumni create nonprofit to educate youth on Fourth Amendment rights

In response to the killing of Michael Brown and the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, law students Crystal Pound and Alex Lodge created a Street Law course at Iowa Law. They set out to educate youths about what is permitted from both sides of an interaction with law enforcement, with the hopes it could lead to future de-escalation of similar scenarios in local communities.