Iowa Law News

Black and white photo of books in the Iowa Law library

The scariest books in the Law Library...

The Law Library at Iowa Law has one of the most comprehensive collections of legal materials in the country, containing more than 1.4 million bound volumes and microform equivalents. This Halloween, take a look at some of the scariest books in the Law Library!
Chandler Mores standing in front of the Boyd Law Building entrance

Iowa Law connections help Chandler Mores get back to the Bay Area

Although two time zones and more than 1,900 miles separate northern California and Iowa City, when it came to attending law school Mores decided on Iowa Law
View of University of Iowa Old Capitol Building during the fall

Acknowledging the homelands of tribal nations where the University of Iowa resides

Iowa Law Dean Kevin Washburn and The Native American Council continue to work on its land acknowledgment statement, creating a version that is briefer than their original statement so it can be easily used in classes or before meetings.
Aerial view of student studying in a study carrel in the Boyd Law Building

Mental Health Awareness Week and its importance in the legal profession

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week at Iowa Law. As racial injustice and the pandemic continues in addition to the stresses associated with law school, we hope that our law school community can come together and support each other’s mental health and well-being during these hard times.
Headshot of Professor Phoebe Jean-Pierre, Iowa Law Faculty Fellow

Iowa Law reinstates Faculty Fellowship program

The University of Iowa College of Law reinstated the Iowa Law Faculty Fellowship program this year, welcoming Professor Phoebe Jean-Pierre as Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Law for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Memorial for Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside of the Boyd Law Building, including a framed photo of Ginsburg and a candle

Women of the UI law school mourn RBG, reflect on gender identity

Women at the University of Iowa law school, both students and professors, reflect on how their identity as a woman affects their place in the legal world in the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
Screenshot of Virtual Supreme Court Day 2020 on Zoom

Iowa Supreme Court Day goes virtual

Every year since the inaugural Supreme Court Day was held in 1928, talented Iowa Law students have argued in front of Iowa Supreme Court Justices during Supreme Court Day. This year it was virtual.
Sunset time lapse of Downtown Iowa City during the summer

Iowa Law nearly doubles the number of Hawkeyes in its entering class

When Kevin Washburn arrived as the University of Iowa College of Law’s new dean two years ago, he was surprised by the low number of Iowa undergraduates staying at Iowa for law school. The vow to improve local recruitment efforts resulted in a dramatic increase in 2020.
Statue of Jean de Fiennes in front of the Boyd Law Building

Iowa Law raises diversity in entering class, highest ever

With the start of the semester, the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, Iowa, welcomed one of the most ethnically diverse classes in its 155-year history. Collins Byrd, assistant dean for admissions, announced that 24.6 percent of the members of the incoming class are people of color, eclipsing the previous high of 23.6 percent in 1992’s incoming class.
University of Iowa main campus during the fall

Iowa Law introduces impressive new class of faculty

Iowa Law welcomed eight new faculty for Fall 2020: three full-time faculty, two Legal Analysis, Writing and Research faculty, a new law library director, and two faculty beginning multi-year visits. We are excited to have this impressive group join us at the Boyd Law Building.