John S. Allen

Herschel G. Langdon Clinical Professor of Law

John Allen has been on the Iowa faculty since 1990. Allen and his students represent clients before courts and administrative agencies in a broad range of civil matters. Much of his work has focused on employment law, including employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and unemployment insurance cases. He currently supervises the trial advocacy program and directs the Poverty Law Internship Program. Before entering teaching, he was a senior staff attorney with Legal Services Corporation of Iowa.

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Areas of Expertise: 

  • Employment Law
  • Poverty Law
  • Clinical Law Program
  • Trial Advocacy Program


  • Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court 
Research areas
  • Labor and Employment Law
John Allen (3)
BA, St. Olaf College, 1977
JD, University of Illinois, 1980