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2022 grads outperform in competitive job market

Thursday, May 18, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Law has once again proven its excellence in the competitive job market, standing out as a top 10 law school for full-time job placement (Reuters).
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Chris Odinet honored with the Grant Gilmore Award for excellence in legal scholarship

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Chris Odinet, the Josephine R. Witte Professor of Law, and co-authors received the Grant Gilmore Award for their article published in the Arizona State Law Review entitled, “The Private Law of Stablecoins.”
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Law students put their writing and analytical thinking skills to the test

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
To secure a spot on one of Iowa Law's top-ranked journals, first-year students must complete a rigorous writing assessment known as the "Write-On."
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Supreme Court Day inspires law students to excel in Moot Court

Thursday, April 27, 2023
A tradition going back almost 100 years, Iowa Supreme Court Day is the culmination of course work, moot court competitions and hard work. “I remember watching Supreme Court Day as a 1L, two years ago on Zoom, and thinking that would be the most exciting thing I could do,” says Iowa Law student Jamie McCarthy.
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Hubbell Initiative expands environmental law in Iowa

Saturday, April 22, 2023
With the launch of the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative (HELI) in 2022, the College of Law has continued to build upon its solid reputation for teaching and scholarship in environmental law. The initiative has engaged students, practitioners, and scholars this past year in ways that contribute actionable solutions to some of today's most pressing environmental issues.
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Research assistant, Claire Eichhorn, improved skills and built a strong relationship with faculty

Friday, April 21, 2023
Rising third-year law student Claire Eichhorn improved her legal research and writing skills and gained invaluable mentorship while working as a research assistant for Dean Adrien Wing. 
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Student Spotlight: Apoorva Gokare's career path to corporate law

Friday, April 14, 2023
Gokare discovered her passion for corporate law after being approached by two childhood friends who had founded an e-commerce clothing company. Despite facing financial constraints, the friends sought Gokare’s legal assistance, which not only kindled her interest in corporate law but also highlighted her proficiency in the field.
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Rodriquez (22JD) wins Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Barbara (Barbi) Rodriguez (22JD) has been awarded the 2023 “Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award" by the Burton Awards for her note published in the Iowa Law Review titled, “In the Interest of Justice: Presuming Prejudice When the Right to Counsel in Removal Proceedings Is Denied.”
Third year law student Tatiana Smith poses in the Law Library.

Tatiana Smith pursues her passion for public interest law

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Growing up, Tatiana (Tia) Smith was exposed to the many social and economic challenges common in underprivileged communities. As she got older, she became increasingly aware of the discrimination and injustice experienced by her friends and neighbors, which motivated her to pursue a career in human rights. 
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Inspiring the next generation of Iowa lawyers

Friday, March 3, 2023
Iowa Law alum Tim Semelroth (97JD) has always had a passion for mock trial. As a coach, Tim has helped students examine legal processes and current legal issues as well as develop important critical-thinking, fundamental research, preparation, and presentation skills.