Iowa Law News

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Iowa Law named Best Value Law School for 9th consecutive year

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
The University of Iowa College of Law has been named a “Best Value” law school for the 9th year in a row by the National Jurist's PreLaw Magazine.
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A Q&A with Professor Derek Muller: Breaking down Moore v. Harper and the amicus brief he filed in the case

Monday, November 28, 2022
Professor Derek T. Muller is the Ben V. Willie Professor in Excellence and Professor in Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. As a nationally-recognized election law scholar, Professor Muller recently filed an amicus brief in Moore v. Harper, a case about partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina.
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Iowa Law launches three new legal writing courses

Thursday, November 17, 2022
The College of Law has a longstanding tradition of producing excellent legal writers, and Dean Kevin Washburn has made it a priority to continue to invest in and expand on programming that supports the development of this pivotal skill for our graduates.
2022 Alumni Award recipients pictured with Dean Washburn at Hancher Auditorium.

Celebrating the 2022 Law Alumni Awards recipients

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Iowa Law launched the alumni awards program to recognize alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. This year's recipients are...
Jake and his girlfriend, Anne Parrish, after the Minnesota Bar Induction Ceremony

Iowa Law grad pens a letter of gratitude for those who helped him along the way

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Recent Iowa Law graduate Jake Bergman (22JD) shares his experience managing law school during a global pandemic and his gratitude for the professor and mentors who helped him along the way. Jake is currently in Minneapolis working as a SALT Consultant at Wipfli and earning an Executive LLM in Taxation at New York University.
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U.S. Court of Appeals visit highlights opportunities for law students to help veterans

Friday, November 11, 2022
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims recently traveled to Iowa City to host live oral arguments at the University of Iowa College of Law and provide programming to students, alumni, and faculty. Their visit was an incredible opportunity for the law community to see the court in action and for students to learn more about the many and varied careers in veterans law to serve those who have served our country.
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Solar Energy in Iowa: Recap and recordings from the Hubbell Environmental Law event

Monday, November 7, 2022
This October, the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative at the College of Law held a series of panel discussions between policy experts, researchers, industry members, public employees, and nonprofit organization representatives focusing on solar policies and practices across the state of Iowa.
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2L Eyasu Yirdaw on the importance of forming relationships in law school

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Second year and first-generation law student, Eyasu Yirdaw, shares how forming meaningful relationships with professors, mentors, and friends has helped him succeed in legal education.
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The scariest books in the Law Library...

Monday, October 31, 2022
In celebration of Halloween, our law librarians selected a list of the scariest book in the Law Library. It is advised you put on a book jacket for the chills of reading the scary book list...
The Old Capitol Building at University of Iowa at sunset in the fall.

Pro Bono Society recognizes 38 law students for their service

Thursday, October 27, 2022
The Pro Bono Society recognized 36 law students as its Spring 2022 Members. Current students and recent graduates were named to the honors society list for dedicating their time toward serving others and developing skills and values that are important to a life of public service.