Iowa Law News

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Iowa Law earns A+ rating for Human Rights Law

Iowa Law has established its human rights program as a stand out in a competitive and changing world, recently earning an A+ rating for Human Rights Law from preLaw Magazine, a National Jurist Publication.
JD Emani Marshall-Loving ('20) standing outside of the Boyd Law Building in the fall

Midwest travels take Marshall-Loving to the Iowa Supreme Court

After a difficult interview process, Marshall-Loving was offered – and accepted – a coveted Iowa Supreme Court clerkship, which she will begin after graduation. “Professors went above and beyond to provide me with letters of recommendation and explain to judges what I could offer to their chambers. I am more than grateful for Iowa Law’s valuable insight and help, and can’t wait to discover yet another corner of the Midwest through my clerkship in Des Moines.”
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Celebrating the 2020 alumni award recipients

In 2009, Iowa Law launched an alumni awards program to recognize law alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. The program features four award categories: Emerging Leader, Alumni Achievement, Alumni Service, and the Iowa Law Review Alumni Achievement.
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3L Adam Ramadan Lorenzana goes Big[Law] back in NYC

Long Island, NY native and third-year law student Adam Ramadan Lorenzana had been to Iowa exactly once before arriving for law school.“ I’m sure things would have worked out just fine if I went back home for law school, but Iowa Law provided me with a unique experience, great faculty, and opened doors across the country. The whole ‘first Iowa, then anywhere’ saying, it really rings true.”
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Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor and remember our Transgender sisters, brothers, and siblings who have been taken from us by the hands of transphobic violence.
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Iowa Law: the Law Dean school

Iowa Law’s community fosters leadership skills that have resulted in a number of faculty members becoming leaders at law schools across the country and earned Iowa Law an informal reputation of “Law Dean School” along the way.
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Paul Esker finds the success he was looking for at Iowa Law

We sat down with Iowa Law 3L Paul Esker to talk about how after his time spent traveling the United States as undergrad, he returned home to Iowa for his law school journey. Esker is originally from Cedar Rapids, but lived in New York City, Washington D.C., and Atlanta to work on political campaigns before he came back to Iowa City to start law school.
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Iowa Law alum working for the rights of veterans and their survivors

This Veterans Day we sat down with Amy Kretkowski, a 2008 alumnae and current adjunct professor at Iowa Law teaching Veterans Benefits Law, to learn more about the passion behind her work.
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Incoming international students tackle a challenging semester head on

Iowa Law is honored to welcome 22 international students this semester, several of which are attending their courses entirely online from their home country. Despite the ever changing climate and challenges presented by COVID-19, these students have remained resilient and dedicated to furthering their legal education abroad.
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Law Book Club: Stamped

All College of Law students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the UI Center for Human Rights and the College of Public Health in a reading of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi. The book was the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction and has been honored with numerous awards. Kendi was named one of “The 100 Most Influential People of 2020” by Time magazine.