College of Law

Jury rules UI did not discriminate in political bias case

After two trials and several appeals spanning the course of the last six years, a jury has ruled that former University of Iowa College of Law Dean Carolyn Jones did not discriminate against Teresa Manning (formerly Teresa Wagner) for her political views or affiliations.
Heather Jackson

The Student Experience: Heather Jackson

Iowa law graduate set for career in public defense after hands-on experience, expert mentorship
Ever since joining her middle school mock trial team, Dubuque native Heather Jackson has practiced her trade with the hope of earning a law degree that would, one day, help her use her passion for argument to serve Iowans as a public defender.
Jay Sieleman poses with a guitar

A true Blues Brother

A UI law alumnus preserves an American treasure—and earns a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
In June, the University of Iowa Alumni Association will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to 14 outstanding nominees, including Jay Sieleman—a true blues brother. He's president and chief executive officer of the Blues Foundation in Memphis, which is now the largest and most renowned blues organization in the world.
Graduates take photo in front of the Old Capitol.

Celebrating commencement

Sights and sounds from spring 2015 commencement weekend
This past weekend, thousands of UI students were joined by faculty, staff, and families as they celebrated their educational milestone at commencement ceremonies around campus.

College of Law Law professor honored for role in Iowa Civil Rights Act

This year, on the Act’s 50th anniversary, the Iowa legislature honored Iowa law Professor Arthur Bonfield for his work as principal draftsman by passing a House Resolution, which recognizes him for his role in persuading Iowa lawmakers that new, comprehensive civil rights legislation was necessary.

Students in cap and gown at graduation

University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 14; wrap in early June
About 5,100 University of Iowa students will mark educational milestones as they receive their degrees at spring 2015 commencement ceremonies. Ceremonies begin Thursday, May 14, with the College of Pharmacy commencement and end Friday, June 5, with the College of Dentistry. All other ceremonies will be held May 15-16.
University of Iowa College of Law Commencement - May 15, 2015

Video: UI College of Law commencement 2015

Friday, May 15, noon, Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge
The spring 2015 UI College of Law commencement ceremony will be streamed live from "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins Friday, May 15, at noon. Archival video will replace the live stream shortly after the ceremony concludes.
Finkbine dinner

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni honored with one of UI’s highest honors

Finkbine Dinner recognizes leadership, learning, and loyalty
University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution’s highest honors Tuesday, May 5, at the 98th anniversary of the Finkbine Dinner for Representative Student Leaders.