Spring Break in Des Moines - Behind the Capitol scenes
Law students spend spring break seeing the legislative and judicial process up close. [Read More] (Photo by Bill Adams)
ALUMNI NEWS AND EVENTS
Class of 2012 Employment Data - We are pleased to report on the employment outcomes for the Class of 2012. This class boasts an ABA employment rate of 94.05 percent. Our data were reported to the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar on March 15, 2013. Our employment data can be reviewed and compared to prior years' classes here. Our graduates found employment down the street and around the world, again showing that an Iowa Law degree can take you as far or keep you as near as your professional dreams require. We are grateful to the Iowa Law Alumni Network for supporting our students in their job searches during this challenging time. As our attention shifts to the Class of 2013, we encourage you to keep our Career Services office informed of any needs that you or your employer may have by calling 319-335-9011.
Professor Kurtz to present Health Law CLE in the Twin Cities - On Tuesday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Leonard, Street, and Deinard (150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MN 55402), Professor Kurtz will present a CLE on Health Law for Lawyers: End-of-Life Care Decisions, Anatomical Gifts and Final Disposition. Following the CLE is a reception for all Twin Cities area alumni. [Register Online]
Register now for the Spring Tax CLE - The 59th Annual Spring Tax Institute is scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2013 at the University Club (1360 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City). [More Information] [Register Online]
Annual Dean's Cup at Finkbine Golf Course on May 20 - Sign up for the Ninth Annual Dean's Cup in Iowa City! The event is for all alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the University of Iowa College of Law and Drake Law School. The outing raises funds for Iowa Legal Aid. To sign up or for more information go to: http://www.law.uiowa.edu/documents/DeansCupRegistrationForm_2013.pdf. The registration fee is partially tax deductible.
COL hosting alumni events this spring and summer - Find out more about upcoming Iowa Law alumni events. Go to: http://www.law.uiowa.edu/alumni/outreach-events.php.
Alumni directory expands to include practice areas - Currently in its beta version, alumni can now use our online directory to add their practice areas as well as search for other law graduates in specific practice areas. The directory can continue to be used to search for COL alumni by name, class year, degree, city, and state. [ Sign-in to the Directory]
Were you part of a summer entrant class at the UI College of Law? - We know our summer entrant classes had a unique schedule and our reunion program, October 25-26, 2013, is being shaped to recognize this experience. Since summer entrant classes graduated over two calendar years, we have designated the latter of the two for the reunion schedule. Summer entrants who began law school in the summers of: 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005 will have a reunion this fall. Click here for the reunion schedule. Please contact Alumni Relations if you have questions at 319-335-9158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional reunion information can be found at: http://www.law.uiowa.edu/alumni/reunions.
ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Former U.S. Senator, Norm Coleman, '76, gives advice to the GOP - (MinnPost, March 18, 2013) [Read More]
Judge Annette Scieszinski, '80, and Judge John Telleen, '84, appointed to the new business court trial project - (Des Moines Business Record, March 5, 2013) [Read More]
Nick Benson, '10, makes connections between the UI and Iowa Communities - Nick Benson serves in a number of roles these days, but his favorite is probably matchmaker. As Coordinator of the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC), Benson is making new connections between the University of Iowa and Iowa communities. [Read More]
Emily Harris, '03, comments on state universities' shift on intellectual property policy - (Des Moines Register, March 8, 2013) [Read More]
Professor Adrien Wing to head up UI Center for Human Rights - The College of Law will be the new collegiate home for the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR), with Adrien Wing, Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law, as its new Director. [Read More]
Professor Steinitz takes on litigation funding - Professor Maya Steinitz has launched a website that takes on controversial issues in litigation financing. [Read More] [A Model Litigation Finance Contract website]
Law in the Muslim World course, taught by Professor Wing, looks at law and theology in Muslim countries - [Read More]
COLLEGE OF LAW EVENTS
Professor Miller hosts Monetizing Debt conference - Professor Miller will host "Fiscal Reform, Monetization or Default: How will the United States solve the problem of its national debt?" on April 13 at 1 p.m. in the Buchanan Auditorium, Pappajohn Business Building. [Read More] Click on the link for information about the Conference's speakers: http://www.law.uiowa.edu/documents/Monetizing_Debt.pdf [pdf]
Judicial Clerkship Forum held on April 5 - On Friday, April 5, the University of Iowa College of Law hosted a number of judges and law clerks from a variety of courts for its 2013 Judicial Clerkship Forum. [Read More]
The Honorable James Baker spends time at BLB as the 2013 Jurist-in-Residence - The Honorable James Baker, Chief Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, visited the University of Iowa College of Law April 10-11, 2013, as Iowa Law's jurist-in-residence. [Read More]
Katie Finn Milleman Lecture and Belle Babb Mansfield Women in Law Conference to be held April 12 - The Women in Law Conference, organized by the Organization of Women Law Students and Staff, will take place on Friday, April 12 from 12:30-2:15 p.m. at the Boyd Law Building. [Read More]
Trademark team sees success at nationals - Our Trademark Team, Alex Johnson, '13, Ravi Narayan, '13, and Sam Young, '13, took second place at Nationals, and earned bragging rights for having the best brief in the country. [Read More]
Iowa Law Review ranked #17 - This ranking places the journal in the top 20 for the first time. The Iowa Law Review was ranked 21st last year. [Read More]
Law students assisting the United Nation's criminal tribunal - This spring, three University of Iowa law students are assisting the United Nation’s criminal tribunal trying the brutal leaders of the former Yugoslavia for war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity. [Read More]
Race Seminar has students writing op-eds - Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig began her Critical Race Theory Seminar, a course that examines race and race relations, with a new twist. This spring, she is leading 11 students through the process of writing opinion/editorials (op-eds) for publication. [Read More]
Read the published op-eds written by three of the course's students.
Kelsey Hollingshead, '13, plans to open rural practice - Rural and small-town residents are quickly losing access to legal services as aging attorneys retire and close their small practices, leaving a void that often isn’t filled by younger lawyers. Hollingshead hopes to change that when she starts her career as a solo practitioner in Britt, Iowa (pop. 2,000). [Read More]
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