Iowa Law News

Portrait of Professor Leonard Sandler

Professor Len Sandler's Portrait Unveiled Virtually

The portraits lining the corridor at Boyd Law Building represent a long standing tradition dedicated to those who devote their lives to teaching law school. Faculty who have taught law for 25 or more years - 15 of those years being at Iowa - have the opportunity to have their portrait painted if they wish. Professor Sandler’s portrait will hang among many esteemed colleagues like Dean Adrien Wing and Professor Emeritus William Buss.
Jean de Fiennes statute in front of the Boyd Law Building entrance

Fall IBL Speakers Examining Institutional Structures: Race, Business and Law

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Statement from the Dean

I wish to recognize the painful and unjust history of systemic racism in this country, predating even its founding and continuing through slavery to the present day. The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others have shed fresh light on a system that has long oppressed communities of color in America.
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DEI Committee and BLSA Statement on Events in Minneapolis

Black Lives Matter. We, the members of the University of Iowa College of Law Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Black Law Students Association, write this statement in support of those directly and indirectly suffering from the consequences of racism and inequality.
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Call to Action

Robert Miller

Opinion: A Better Alternative to State Bankruptcy or Default (WSJ)

With tax revenue crashing and expenditures soaring, states face severe financial problems. Illinois has already requested a federal bailout of its pension system, and last month Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested that Congress should enact legislation allowing states to go bankrupt.