Category Archives: Students in Service

Stories about Iowa Law students making a difference while in school.

Pro Bono Project Spotlight: ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project

Founded in 1987, the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project is dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of non-citizens and to combating public and private discrimination against immigrants.  For more than twenty years, the IRP has been … Continue reading

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Summer Public Interest Grant Applications Due April 1st!

Summer Public Interest Grant Applications are now available! There are several kinds of grants available, funded in part by Equal Justice Foundation and other grant programs with  unique eligibility criteria.  The grants are designed to ease the financial burden of … Continue reading

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Des Moines Spring Break Informational Meeting 2/28

Informational Meeting Friday Feb. 28 12:40-1:20 BLB 115   The Citizen Lawyer Program will host an informational meeting on Friday for all students interested in participating in the Des Moines Alternative Spring Break Trip. This is a great opportunity for … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Opportunity: Food Bank at the Crisis Center of Johnson County

Need Community Service Hours? Volunteer at the Crisis Center Food Bank!  Three-hour Friday shifts are now open to all law students, and coordinated by the Citizen Lawyer Program.  Each week, volunteers help stock shelves and distribute groceries to over 900 … Continue reading

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Volunteer for MLK Day of Service

Start off the new semester with a day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20. For the last several years, the Citizen Lawyer Program has worked with local nonprofits and charitable organizations to provide opportunities for law … Continue reading

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Annual Food Drive Success!

A big thank you goes out to everyone who helped make the annual food drive a success! This year, the Iowa Law School Community donated food, daily living supplies, and money to the Crisis Center of Johnson County. This year … Continue reading

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Celebrate Pro Bono Service

October is the National Pro Bono month, and the National Pro Bono Celebration week is October 20-26. The Citizen Lawyer Program would like to celebrate Iowa Law service by showcasing service statistics from the 2012-2013 school year. Pro Bono Service: … Continue reading

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Iowa Alum Receives the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship

Matt Hulstein graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2012 and began working at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS). At CVLS, Matt represents low-income people in need of legal help. He also works with the Citizen Lawyer … Continue reading

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