University of Iowa College of Law

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University of Iowa College of Law
University of Iowa seal
Established 1865
Type Public
Dean Gail B. Agrawal
Academic staff
58
Students 390
Location Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Campus Boyd Law Building
Colors

Black and Gold

           
Mascot Hawkeyes
Website www.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. Founded in 1865, it is the oldest law school west of the Mississippi River.[1] Iowa is currently ranked the 22nd best law school in the United States according to the U.S. News and World Report Best Law School rankings.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

When the Law Building was built in 1986, the project included a low-rise library, classrooms, auditoriums, moot courts and administrative facilities. The architect behind this project 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.[5] It contains over 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.[6]

The law school has sponsored, for more than 30 yrs, “Bridging the Gap,”[7] a minority pre-law conference held at the law school and participates in, and supports, CLEO and PLSI.

The Boyd Law Building has a central campus location on a bluff overlooking the Iowa River.

Degrees and areas of specialization[edit]

The College offers a JD program, the LLM in International and Comparative Law, as well as a Joint Degree program between the College of Law and other graduate and professional colleges.

Degree objectives include JD/MA (Management), JD/MPH (Public Health), JD/MHA (Health Management & Policy), JD/MA or MS (Urban & Regional Planning), JD/MA (Journalism), and JD/PhD (Communication Studies).

Other graduate departments/colleges in which current law students are enrolled include Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Higher Education, History, Medicine, Philosophy, Political Science, Preventative Medicine and Environmental Health, Social Work, and Sociology.[8]

Law Journals[edit]

The Law School also features four academic journals, including the Iowa Law Review. The Iowa Law Review was founded in 1915 as the Iowa Law Bulletin, and has served as a scholarly legal journal, noting and 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 17th overall law review in Washington and Lee University School of Law's index of legal journals.[9]
  • Journal of Corporation Law
  • Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems
  • Journal of Gender, Race & Justice

Employment[edit]

According to the Iowa College of Law's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 76.3% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[10] Iowa's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 15.8%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.[11]

Costs[edit]

The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) for at Iowa for the 2014-2015 academic year is $23,760 for Iowa residents and $41,296 for non-resident students.[12]

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–Present), 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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