University of Iowa College of Law

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University of Iowa College of Law
TypePublic
Established1865
DeanKevin K. Washburn
Academic staff
43 (full-time)[1]
Students420[2]
Location, ,
U.S.
ColorsBlack and Gold          
Websitewww.law.uiowa.edu

The University of Iowa College of Law is one of the eleven professional graduate schools at the University of Iowa, located in Iowa City, Iowa. It was founded in 1865.[3] Iowa is ranked the 27th-best law school in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report "Best Law School" rankings.[4]

History[edit]

Iowa's College of Law is said to have graduated the first female law student in the nation, Mary Beth Hickey, in 1873.[5] The second woman to graduate from Iowa Law was Mary Humphrey Haddok in 1875, who later became the first woman admitted to practice before the U.S. District and Circuit Courts.[6] Alexander G. Clark, Jr. was the first African American to graduate from the law school, and his father Alexander G. Clark was the second. The senior Clark was ambassador to Liberia in 1890-1891.

When the Law Building was built in 1986, the project included a low-rise library, classrooms, auditoriums, moot courts, and administrative facilities. The architect was Gunnar Birkets & Associates and the structural engineer was Leslie E. Robertson Associates. The law library has the second-largest collection of volumes and volume-equivalents and the second or third largest number of unique individual cataloged volume and volume-equivalent titles among all law school libraries.[7] It contains more than one million volumes and volume equivalents and is one of the largest and finest collections of print, microform, and electronic legal materials in the United States.[8]

For more than 30 yrs, the law school has sponsored "Bridging the Gap," a minority pre-law conference held at the law school.[9] It participates in, and supports, CLEO and PLSI.

The Boyd Law Building is located in the center of the campus on a bluff overlooking the Iowa River.

Law Journals[edit]

The Law School sponsors features four academic journals, including the Iowa Law Review, founded in 1915 as the Iowa Law Bulletin. It is a scholarly legal journal, analyzing developments in the law and suggesting future paths for the law to follow. The Iowa Law Review ranks high among the top "high impact" legal periodicals in the country, and its subscribers include legal practitioners and law libraries throughout the world.

  • Iowa Law Review, ranked 15th overall law review in Washington and Lee University School of Law's index of legal journals.[10]
  • Journal of Corporation Law, ranked 2nd overall law review in Washington and Lee University School of law's index of legal journals in the area of corporations and associations.
  • Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems
  • Journal of Gender, Race & Justice

Employment[edit]

According to the Iowa College of Law's official 2017 ABA-required disclosures, 77.4% of the Class of 2017 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment within nine months after graduation.[11] Iowa's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 10.9%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2017 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.[12]

Costs[edit]

The total tuition and mandatory fees for the 2018-2019 academic year are $27,344 for Iowa residents and $46,824 for non-resident students.[13]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Austin Adams (1875–1890), lecturer and Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court from 1876-1887.
  • David Baldus (1969–2011), notable academic in the field of Capital Punishment whose research was a key component in Furman v. Georgia (1972)
  • Willard L. Boyd (1954–Present), President Emeritus of the University of Iowa and the Field Museum of Natural History
  • Eugene A. Gilmore (1929–1935) dean of the University of Iowa Law School, and President of the University of Iowa from 1934–1940
  • Herbert F. Goodrich (1914–1922), co-founder of the Iowa Law Review, and circuit judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1940–1947)
  • Herbert Hovenkamp (1986–2017), expert in Antitrust law
  • Emlin McClain (1881–1901), dean of the University of Iowa Law School from 1890–1901 and 1914–1915, co-founder of the Iowa Law Review, and Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court (1901–1914)
  • Wiley B. Rutledge (1935–1939), dean of the University of Iowa Law School, and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1943–1949)
  • Eugene Wambaugh (1889–1892), introduced the Langdell case method to the University of Iowa Law School, and published the first Iowa casebook

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