Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Uluocha Funds Alexander Clark jr. Award Fund


A message from Winnie Uluocha ('19) about the Alexander Clark Jr. Award Fund:

As part of my work on the Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, I learned more about the Admissions process. One of the needs identified by Collins Byrd, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, is support to help underrepresented students visit our campus. We know that visits play an important role in the decision-making process. For this reason, I decided to establish the Alexander Clark Jr. Award Fund.

This fund will provide stipends to help diverse students visit Iowa Law. I chose to name it after Mr. Clark as a way to honor his legacy. As the first African-American graduate of Iowa Law in 1879, he truly paved the way for students like me to attend Iowa Law.

If you want to read more about this fund and the inspiration behind it, here are a few recent articles. You can add to this fund at by making a gift today


In addition to Uluocha's leadership in starting this fund she also was awarded the Phillip G. Hubbard Human Rights Undergraduate Award during her 3L year at Iowa Law and her second-year earning her Master of Health Administration at the UI College of Public Health.

Uluocha has made significant contributions toward furthering the university’s human rights policy through her work at the Colleges of Law and Public Health, service on diversity committees at both colleges, and a leadership role in the Black Law Students Association. She has taken an ongoing leadership role in revitalizing the law school’s Diversity Committee and focusing on the role of diversity and inclusion across the curriculum. This included being the driving force behind the creation of the Diversity Task Force to work on issues of diversity and inclusion within the Masters in Health Administration program.

Uluocha has also performed research on the implications of implicit bias in the criminal justice system, and in particular in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion and its disproportionate impact on communities of color. Uluocha’s research resulted in a paper that was recognized in 2018 with a Dare to Discover banner issued by the University’s Office of Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

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