Class Ranking Information after spring 2014 semester

Class Ranking After Spring 2014 Semester

Students in the top 10% of their class will receive an email letter with their exact rank.

The grade point average at the 12.5% and 37.5% follows:

Cass of 2016 – 12.5% GPA is 3.70; 37.5% GPA is 3.44; based on 92 students.

Class of 2015 – 12.5% GPA is 3.66; 37.5% GPA is 3.46; based on 150 students

Class of 2014 – 12.5% GPA is 3.77; 37.5% GPA is 3.51; based on 177 students

Online System for Clerkship Application and Review

2Ls (class of 2016) can now register for an OSCAR account to search for post-graduate federal clerkships. Be sure to contact Jess Malott in the Career Services Office if you have any questions about applying! If you would like to subscribe to Iowa Law’s judicial clerkship email listserv, please send your request to, and include your graduation year in the email.

Class Ranking Info for the Class of 2016

Class Ranking Information for the Class of 2016

Students in the top 10% of their class will receive an email letter with their exact rank.

The grade point average at the 12.5% and 37.5% follows:

Cass of 2016 – 12.5% GPA is 3.70;        37.5% GPA is 3.44,     based on 92 students.

As soon as all grades are submitted for upper class students ranking information for the class of 2014 and 2015 will be posted.

Fall 2014 Field Placements still available

There are still openings with the fall 2014 Field Placement program.  Those positions currently open are:

Federal Public Defender, Cedar Rapids                                                                                  7-9   credit hours
Iowa Department of Revenue, Des Moines                                                                            6      credit hours
State Appellate Defender, Des Moines                                                                                   9-12 credit hours
State Public Defender, Davenport                                                                                            6      credit hours
Iowa Attorney General, Criminal Appeals                                                                              6      credit hours

Judicial **minimum GPA of 2.8 to apply for judicial positions
U.S. District Court Judge Pratt, Des Moines                                                                          9-12 credit hours
U.S. Magistrate Judge Bremer, Des Moines                                                                           9      credit hours
Iowa Appeals Court Judge Mullins, Washington, IA                                                            7-9   credit hours
Iowa District Court, 5th Judicial District, Des Moines                                                          6       credit hours

Legal Services
Student Legal Services (University of Iowa)                                                                           7      credit hours
Iowa Legal Aid, Cedar Rapids                                                                                                    7-9   credit hours
HELP Legal Aid, Davenport                                                                                                       7-9   credit hours
Youth Law Center, Des Moines                                                                                                 9-12 credit hours

2014 Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair

2014 Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Career Fair
Friday, September 12, 2014
Renaissance Hotel Downtown
Washington, DC

On Friday, September 12, 2014, as part of its 39th Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., the HNBA will host its annual Career Fair, the largest Hispanic Career Fair for legal professionals in the country. The HNBA Career Fair is open to all law students. This year’s convention is poised to be one of the largest and most significant in HNBA’s history with numerous private and government employers from across the country attending. The Career Fair will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to meet and interview with some of the nation’s most respected law firms, companies, and government agencies. The HNBA Career Fair is also a unique and cost-effective way to find future employment or internships. Online registration for the Career Fair is now open on the HNBA website, and Early Bird Registration ends June 1, 2014; Advance Registration ends August 1, 2014.

2014 St. Louis Diversity Job Fair

2014 St. Louis Diversity Job Fair
Friday-Saturday, August 8-9, 2014
Polsinelli Law Offices
St. Louis, MO

The 2014 St. Louis Diversity Job Fair will take place on Friday – Saturday, August 8 – 9, 2014. All Job Fair interviews will take place at the Polsinelli Law Offices, 100 South 4th Street, Suite 1100, St. Louis, Missouri. The primary goal of the Fair is to attract a diverse group of 2L and 3L students to the metropolitan St. Louis legal community, encourage them to practice law in the area, and become an integral part of our community. The Job Fair steering committee has invited law firms, corporations, and government agencies from all over the nation. Registration and bidding can be completed at The registration deadline is Friday, May 30, 2014 at Midnight (CDT) – all documentation must be submitted by the deadline or it will not be accepted. Please allow one business day to get your initial registration approved by the steering committee. When registering, students are required to provide the name of the contact in the Career Services office which is Craig Spitzer, Employment Programs Coordinator,

Documents needed to register for the Job Fair are: 1) law student résumé; 2) law school transcript (unofficial is okay); 3) one page personal statement, in lieu of a cover letter which addresses the following: “Employers participating in the 2014 St. Louis Diversity Job Fair believe that diversity of thought and experience enriches a dynamic work atmosphere. Please provide a one page statement as to how you would contribute to this value”; and 4) brief writing sample.

The St. Louis Diversity Job Fair offers full or partial stipends to students who are unable to attend the Job Fair without financial assistance. The number and amount of stipends awarded is contingent on requests received and funds available. Students who need financial assistance should contact Danielle Carr at Please know that the application that must be completed in order to be considered for a stipend must be submitted by Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at midnight (CST).

Students interested in attending the Job Fair may visit the Job Fair website at to obtain additional information. Students may also contact Danielle Carr directly at (314) 335-6833.

Trial Practice Academy – Early Registration Deadline Extended

Calling all members of the class of 2014 and the class of 2015! Before you head off for the summer, be sure to attend the Trial Practice Academy on May 22!

The Iowa Defense Counsel Association and the Iowa Association for Justice will be presenting a Trial Practice Academy at Boyd Law Building on May 22 from 8:00 to 5:00 pm. This day-long seminar will be held in Levitt Auditorium and will feature Judges and presenters that are some of the best the Iowa trial bar has to offer. The schedule for the day is available here.

This program is designed for rising 3Ls, new graduates, and newer associates, so if you’re in the class of 2014 or the class of 2015, be sure to mark your calendar! New graduates and associates are also welcome to attend. 7.25 CLE hours have been applied for.

Register here to participate in the Trial Practice Academy. Early Bird registration deadline is May 13, 2014 ($25), and there is a $40 registration fee after May 13. Registration fee covers presentation, breaks, lunch and reception.

Contact Jessica Malott at if you have questions.

Invitation to Dillon Inn of Court

The Dillon Inn of Court invites UI law students to attend its Spring 2014 meetings. The next meeting is scheduled for May 20, and will be held in Davenport. The Dillon Inn is a member of the American Inns of Court, which promotes professional development and networking among the bar and bench. The meeting format consists of a social hour, continuing education presentation, and dinner. This is a great opportunity to meet judges and lawyers from the Iowa-Illinois Quad Cities and Iowa’s Seventh Judicial District. A limited number of slots are available for this meeting. Interested students should contact Jessica Malott no later than 5:00 pm on May 14 at if you are interested in attending.

Young Lawyers Division Event – June 4

Please join the Johnson County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) for an appetizer and happy hour event at Share Wine Lounge and Small Plate Bistro in downtown Iowa City on June 4th, 2014, from 5:30-7:30pm. The YLD is open to all young lawyers under thirty-six years of age or admitted to practice for five years or less (this includes law students!). For any questions, please contact Cady Gerlach at or Jessica Malott at No RSVP is required.

FYI Leaders Needed for 2014 Orientation

The College of Law seeks First Year at Iowa (FYI) group leaders for Fall 2014 Orientation, scheduled for August 17-25, 2014.  Leaders are teamed up with a small group of new students to provide guidance and support during orientation and beyond.  The time commitment for leaders is approximately ten hours during orientation.  Interested 1Ls and 2Ls should complete this online FYI application by May 9.  Please contact Brian Farrell at with questions.

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