Iowa City used to be the capitol of Iowa. The
Old Capitol building downtown can be seen
from Boyd Law Building.
Amidst the large university setting, the law school feels surprisingly intimate. The unique character of Iowa City and Iowa is reflected in the law school community—students, faculty, and staff work alongside each other in a relaxed, friendly, cooperative, and collegial environment.
The College Community
Each year, approximately 180 first-year students enter our JD program and five foreign-trained legal scholars and practitioners enter our LLM program, preparing to join generations of professional and civic leaders who have shared a unique law school experience that develops analytical skills, independence of mind, and keen personal integrity. Students, alumni, faculty, and law school staff organize a number of law-centered events each year, including numerous lectures and conferences.
The University of Iowa College of Law is a dynamic, professional enclave located in the center of a vibrant 30,000-student research university on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City.
Iowa City is an ideal place to study law. It is centrally located between five major Midwest cities, yet it is insulated from the stress of larger cities, allowing scholars to focus on their work. Campus and community are side by side, making it easy to get around by foot, bike, or an efficient bus network. For more information go to: http://www.uiowa.edu/homepage/visitors/index.html