College of Law

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Looking back at spring 2017 commencement ceremonies

...and forward to the final commencement, for the College of Dentistry, May 26
UI graduates celebrated a series of commencements May 11–14. From the Carver College of Medicine to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Hawkeyes cheered and shed some tears at the closing of an important chapter in their lives. Read a recap and check out some photos of the festivities.
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Danielson completes JD with husband, kids in tow

Former intelligence analyst attends Iowa Law, already has job lined up
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, joining the military, and working as an intelligence analyst, Lindsay Danielson came to the University of Iowa to earn a JD—and with a husband and kids in tow. Now graduating from Iowa Law, she already has a job lined up.
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University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 11, wrap May 26
About 4,800 UI students will receive their degrees at spring 2017 commencement ceremonies, which begin May 11 with the College of Pharmacy and end on May 26 with the College of Dentistry. All other ceremonies will take place May 12–14. Read on for college-specific information, including links to live video.
University of Iowa College of Law Commencement - May 12, 2017

Video: College of Law commencement ceremony

A video recording of the spring 2017 UI College of Law commencement ceremony is now available for viewing. The event took place Friday, May 12.

Iowa Law alum uses classroom theory to parse courtroom problems

When Iowa Law alumna Sara Davenport began working as assistant county attorney in Jackson County, Iowa, she didn’t expect to stay very long. But when the Jackson County attorney resigned, Davenport found herself appointed to the position, one she’s grown to love.

OneIT door-access automation project saves staff time, increases security

Thanks to a OneIT subproject, many UI students’ and employees’ Iowa One Card door access is now automatically updated based on information from MAUI and human resources or housing databases. The new system saves staff members’ time and increases security.

Honors Diversity Catalyst Award recipients announced

Six people have been selected to receive 2016–2017 Diversity Catalyst Awards, which are sponsored by the Chief Diversity Office and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

The Daily Beast Jim Leach: Why we must save the National Endowment for the Humanities

Former congressman Jim Leach writes in defense of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and touts the organization’s support of “vitally important intellectual work.” The visiting professor in the UI College of Law and former chairman of the NEH says that “the humanities are America’s stock and trade.”