Iowa Law News


The Clinical Advantage

Thursday, January 26, 2023
At Iowa Law, students in the clinical education program receive real-world training while providing much-needed service to the community. Consisting of six clinics, each dedicated to a distinct practice area, the Law Clinic program gives students the opportunity to represent clients (under the supervision of licensed attorneys) at all stages of the legal process. Read on for a look at how the clinics continue to raise the bar for experiential education—despite the many challenges posed by COVID. 
Nick Goodenow

Finding purpose in serving others

Monday, January 23, 2023
Read about third-year law student Nick Goodenow and his long track record of serving others. His commitment to service began when he was young, continued throughout college, and will carry on through his new job as a public defender for the state of Colorado next year.
Iowa Law and Iowa nursing students smiling

Working across disciplines to solve complex problems

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Iowa Law students have partnered with the Estate Planning Clinic. In addition to representing real clients, students partnered with Iowa’s top ranked nursing program to learn how their professions can work together to solve problems in the health care system
22-23 London Law Program students

Iowa Law's London Law Program returns for 2022-2023 winter session

Thursday, December 22, 2022
The London Law Program at Iowa Law will resume this winter after being postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is open to law students who are in good standing at ABA accredited schools and who have completed their first year, with preference given Iowa Law students.

The power of an introvert: Carol Havemann-Lynch (72JD) receives Alumni Achievement Award

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Carol Havemann-Lynch was recently recognized with the College of Law’s Alumni Achievement Award for significant accomplishments in her legal career and service to the law school, including as former president of the Iowa Law School Foundation. Now retired from a 38-year career with Exxon Mobil Corporation, Havemann-Lynch brought her thoughtfulness, analytical skills, and natural concern for colleagues to a series of impressive positions with the company as well as leadership in the Iowa Law alumni community.

No joke: Hon. Sharon Soorholtz Greer (82JD) is serious about service

Thursday, December 15, 2022
The Iowa Law Review Board recognized Iowa Law alum, Sharon Soorholtz Greer (82JD), for its Alumni Achievement Award. As a law student in the early 1980s, Soorholtz Greer frequently organized social activities among classmates. Her service-minded nature now extends to her work on the court, where she says she writes opinions so the litigants will be able to truly understand the reasoning behind the court’s decisions.

Hon. Rita Garman receives Alumni Service Award after paving the way for women in the Illinois judiciary

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Iowa Law alum, Rita Garman (68JD), was recently awarded the University of Iowa College of Law’s Alumni Service Award. The longest-serving judge in Illinois at the time she retired in 2022, Garman’s story is one of tenacity and seizing opportunities that weren’t readily available for women.

Emerging Leader Award winner Ozan Varol on nonconformity, creativity, and doing nothing

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Iowa Law Alum, Ozan Varol (07JD), is the winner of Iowa Law’s 2022 Emerging Leader Award. A rocket scientist (really), attorney, professor, and – most recently – author, Varol has taken steps on his career path that are both conventional and unconventional. He recently finished writing his second book, “Awaken Your Genius: Escape Conformity, Ignite Creativity and Become Extraordinary,” and is gearing up for promotion and marketing in preparation for its release in April 2023.
Aerial view of students sit in the Seldin Portico during fall.

Iowa Law named Best Value Law School for the 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.
Professor Derek Muller teaching Federal Courts in the Boyd Law Building

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.