Iowa Law News

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Iowa's Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Team Results

Monday, March 4, 2024
In the oral arguments at Pace University in February, each Iowa Law team member won Best Oralist in preliminary rounds of the oral arguments competition. The student team consists of advocates Spencer Culver (3L), Sophia Gustafson (3L), Samantha Savala (3L).
A group photo of all those in attendance at Back to Iowa in Chicago.

Back to Iowa: Connecting Black alumni and students for real talk about the legal profession

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Tiffany Ferguson (06JD) organized the first Back to Iowa in 1996 and has watched it grow into a Hawkeye institution—an annual gathering that blends educational seminars, professional networking, and happy reunions of old friends.
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Student Spotlight: Alexis Jones and her pursuit of diversity in law

Friday, February 16, 2024
Alexis Jones' commitment to social justice and community-building serves as a testament to her promising future in the legal field.
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Finding Love in Law: Alums share their stories and best advice

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Students come to Iowa Law with the expectation of earning a top-notch law degree but don't always expect to find their perfect match or best friend. Through classroom interactions as 1Ls to attending the same study groups or working on a grueling case in the Legal Clinic, lasting relationships are formed.
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Meet Iowa Law's first ever environmental law moot court team

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
This year, the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative created and launched the first environmental moot court team in Iowa Law’s history. The three-person Iowa Law team is competing in the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) February 22-24 at Pace University’s The Elisabeth Haub School of Law.
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Student Spotlight: Lex Dosunmu’s resilience, mentorship, and passion for the law

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
In 2022, Lex enrolled in the Advanced Standing Program at Iowa Law, drawn not only by the program’s efficiency but also by the positive testimonials from friends who had followed the same path. During his first summer of law school, Lex worked as a Summer Associate at Dechert LLP in New York City, New York, where he will return after graduation. Lex credits his readiness for the real-world legal landscape to the guidance and teachings of his professors at Iowa Law.
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Four Iowa Law students, two UI undergraduates earn Cmiel and Weston scholarships

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Iowa Law celebrates the 2023 human rights scholarship recipients. Professors Ken Cmiel and Burns Weston shared a common passion: building the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights—a unit of the College of Law—into a world-class, cross-disciplinary resource for human rights education, research, and service. Their scholarships are supporting the next generation of human rights advocates.
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Iowa Law professor receives NSF grant to bring legal education to computer science courses

Monday, January 29, 2024
Mihailis Diamantis, professor of law and the Ben V. Willie Professor in Excellence, and Rishab Nithyanand, associate professor of computer science receive a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring legal education to computer science courses.
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Iowa Law students gain rare insight through grand jury simulation

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Professor Guernsey wanted to give her students a firsthand encounter with the grand jury process. Collaborating with Richard Barker, the First Assistant to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, she proposed and successfully implemented an immersive grand jury simulation at Iowa Law.
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Another year, another A+ in human rights law for Iowa Law

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
For the third year running, the University of Iowa College of Law was cited as one of the top three law schools in the nation for human rights law by preLaw Magazine, a popular digital magazine that helps prospective students search for and apply to law schools.