Our efforts work to recruit, welcome, and support students before, during, and after their three years.

Iowa law fosters a strong community—one where students stay engaged after graduation, often recruiting and mentoring current students for years to come. Abhay Nadipuram ('13) shares his experience at Iowa Law and beyond.

Iowa Law is a great law school, but its greatness is not built just on its academic standing. What makes Iowa Law a great law school is that it fosters life-long relationships. As I approach my first decade of practicing law, I’m especially grateful that some of my closest friends are from law school, including some of the faculty and staff. It’s those relationships that make it fun to stay engaged with Iowa Law, whether that’s by visiting Boyd Law Building for a football cookout, serving on the Iowa Law School Foundation board of directors, recruiting students to Iowa Law, or mentoring existing students. I hope that all Iowa Law alums can have the same experience I had.

Abhay Nadipuram

Alumni Spotlights

Alumni Spotlights

A group photo of all those in attendance at Back to Iowa in Chicago.

Back to Iowa: Connecting Black alumni and students for real talk about the legal profession

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Tiffany Ferguson (06JD) organized the first Back to Iowa in 1996 and has watched it grow into a Hawkeye institution—an annual gathering that blends educational seminars, professional networking, and happy reunions of old friends.
An aerial view of the Iowa River with multiple bridges.

Iowa Law alum Barbara Rodriguez honored with prestigious 2024 Skadden Fellowship

Monday, December 11, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Law is delighted to announce that Barbara Rodriguez (22JD) is a recipient of the 2024 Skadden Fellowship, marking the first time an Iowa Law graduate has received this esteemed honor. Skadden Fellowships, recognized as the most prestigious and competitive awards for public interest lawyers, grant recipients two years of funding to dedicate themselves to full-time public interest law pursuits.
Alumni Award recipients 2023 with Dean Washburn at Hancher Auditorium.

Celebrating the 2023 Law Alumni Awards recipients

Thursday, October 26, 2023
The College of Law’s alumni awards program recognizes alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. The program features four award categories: Emerging Leader, Iowa Law Review Distinguished Alumni, Alumni Service, and Alumni Achievement.

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.