Iowa Law News

A portrait of former Iowa Law dean and Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge

The story of former Iowa Law dean and Supreme Court Justice, Wiley Rutledge

Friday, March 25, 2022
36 Iowa Law Review described Rutledge as a teacher of law who had “the happy faculty of arousing the interest and latent talents of his students, and of stimulating their best efforts. He was especially attracted by young people and his sincere and genuine interest in his students was rewarded by their warm and abiding affection.
Professors Pettys and Yockey with Dean Washburn at Yockey's investiture ceremony

Professor Joseph Yockey continues the rich legacy of David H. Vernon

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Joseph Yockey was one of seven professors named to endowed positions including chairs, professorships, and fellows last fall. This spring we held his investiture ceremony to celebrate his new position as the David H. Vernon Professor of Law and honor the legacy of David H. Vernon.
Student Spotlight Hannah Altman Class of 2023

Student Spotlight: Hannah Altman follows her passion in public interest

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Second-year law student Hannah Altman shares her experience at Iowa Law and how she pursued her passion for giving back through an internship position with the Lavender Legal Center in Cedar Rapids, a new legal clinic supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
Professor Amy Weismann stands at the front of the room while teaching intro to Human Rights

Undergraduate certificate in Human Rights creates pipeline to law school

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Over the past several years, a small but steady flow of UI graduates have matriculated into law school having earned the College’s undergraduate Certificate in Human Rights offered through the Center for Human Rights. This unique opportunity has often been found to spark interest in students choosing to pursue the study of law.
Maya Sanaba Picture

Student Spotlight: Maya Sanaba's international exposure inspires her interest in law

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Spending time in India as a teenager, second-year law student Maya Sanaba, was inspired to help others, especially the vulnerable. She aims to give them a voice through obtaining a legal education. Read her story.
A courtroom filled with law students at Iowa Law in 1922.

Women who paved the way at Iowa Law

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Iowa Law has a long history of women firsts. Read more about the women who paved the way for others to enter the field of law.
Student Spotlight_Maggie May Lee Class of 2022

Student Spotlight: Maggie Mae Lee realizes her passion for corporate law

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Maggie May Lee grew up in Canada and spent her high school and college years exploring parts of the U.S. She landed at Iowa Law, discovered her passion for corporate law and will head to the Northeast this summer for a position with Phillips Lytle.
Across the Aisle program in action

New program encourages civil discourse around difficult topics

Friday, February 25, 2022
Iowa Law’s DEI committee piloted a new program last week called Across the Aisle. The program seeks to bridge divides and bring people with different perspectives into conversation with each other.
Bryan Porter (20JD) featured next to his book cover

Author and attorney, Bryan Porter (20JD), shares his love of writing

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Iowa Law alum Bryan Porter (20JD) shares his love of writing and his childhood dream to become a lawyer. Bryan published his first book in 2020 and is currently an attorney at the Rock Island County State's Attorney's Office.
Crystal Pound (16JD) back at Iowa Law teaching Justice 101

New Justice 101 course teaches Fourth Amendment Rights at Iowa Law

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
This January, Iowa Law alums Crystal Pound (16JD) and Alexander Lodge (16JD) launched their Justice 101 course at Iowa Law.