Iowa Law News

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.
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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.
Phyllis Propp Fowle (33JD) honored on Veteran's Day

Phyllis Propp Fowle paved the way for women lawyers to serve their country

On this Veteran’s Day, Iowa Law is proud to share the story of alumna Phyllis Propp Fowle (33JD). Phyllis was accustomed to being a woman of firsts, paving the way for women lawyers to serve their country.
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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...
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Pro Bono Society recognizes 56 law students for their service

The society recently announced its Spring 2021 Members, with 56 current and recently graduated students making the list. The Pro Bono Society is an honor society that recognizes Iowa Law students who have dedicated their time towards serving others and developing skills and values that are important to a life of public service.
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The Writing Law School: Iowa Law continues its tradition of innovative legal writing education

Iowa Law has long been at the forefront of legal writing education. Although the program has evolved over time, current students and alumni alike attest that the emphasis on one-on-one instruction and consistent feedback sets the Iowa Law writing program apart and teaches the art and science of legal writing needed for success in practice.
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Iowa Law welcomes most academically qualified class in school history

This fall Iowa Law welcomed the Class of 2024–the most academically qualified class in school history. A group of 161 incoming students bringing with them the highest LSAT and UGPA in school history.
EJF Auction 2018

The Iowa Law School Auction is back

Every year the Equal Justice Foundation (EJF) hosts one of the most popular student-led events at Iowa Law…The Annual Law School Auction. The event raises funds through silent and live auctions to provide stipends for students in public interest internships—from public defender's offices to nonprofit organizations and everywhere in between.
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One Community, One Book celebrates 20 years of human rights education

This year the One Community, One Book (OCOB) program celebrates its 20th anniversary. The program is hosted by the UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR), one of the many centers and institutes at Iowa Law. This annual community-wide reading project invites campus and community members to read the same human rights-related text and participate in related activities.
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Iowa Law alums make their mark as professors and legal scholars

They come from all over the country and teach on subjects from first year classes to niche subjects. Some say they always aspired to become professors, and some came to academia by a more winding route. These are some of the many Iowa Law alumni who now make their mark as professors.