ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) on November 3. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1, 2014, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first- or second-year diverse law students.

The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students who identify themselves as LGBT. Additional information about this program is available by clicking here. Contact Jessica Malott in Career Services if interested (jessica-malott@uiowa.edu).





All students, faculty and staff are invited to enter.

Two winners will each receive a $50 ISBA Bookstore Gift Certificate  

Enter up to three photos in each of two categories:View Post


One winner in each category will receive a 
$50 ISBA Bookstore Gift Certificate  

  • Submit your most beautiful/exciting/interesting travel photo(s)  in the “Artistic Merit” category.
  • Submit favorite photo(s) of yourself in an international setting  in the “I Was There” category.
  • Photos must be dated between May and August, 2014.
  • Photos must be high resolution.
  • Limit of three photos per entrant, per category. 

Submit your photos to Kelley-winebold@uiowa.edu by September 26, 2014, with “Photo Contest” in the subject line. 

Please submit only high resolution images and identify the location and contest category for each photo submitted.



Boyd Service Hours reminder

Reminder: The Deadline for submitting volunteer hours is September 7th. Please make sure to have all volunteer hours submitted by that date!

UPDATE: Interested in Study Abroad?



Invitation to Dillon Inn of Court

The Dillon Inn of Court invites UI law students to attend its Fall 2014 meetings. The next meeting is scheduled for the evening of September 17, and will be held in Davenport, Iowa. 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 September 11 at jessica-malott@uiowa.edu if you are interested in attending.

The Writing Center’s 25th Anniversary Open House

You’re invited to the Writing Center’s 25th Anniversary Open House

When: 12 – 3:00 Tuesday, August 26

Where: 480 BLB (next to the 4th floor student lounge)

What You’ll Find:
     • Food
     • Useful handouts about writing to help 1Ls in the opening weeks
     • Professional staff to talk with about your writing concerns

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!

Want To Be A Juror?

The Trial Advocacy Program is looking for students to participate as jurors for the final trials. Watch student advocates complete a jury trial and then you decide the verdict.

Final trials are September 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. This activity qualifies for Boyd Service Hours.  Please email meenakshi-brandt@uiowa.edu by Aug. 30th if interested.



If you already have a scholarship or a fellowship that pays your full tuition please do not apply for these scholarships. All scholarship recipients will be required to write thank you letters to the generous scholarship donors or their designee(s). The response deadline for all scholarships is Wednesday, September 3, 2014. If, based on the description, you meet the minimum qualification(s) for a scholarship, please put the name(s) of the scholarship(s) in the subject line, attach your resume and a brief explanation of how you meet the criteria (make sure your name is on each page of the explanation) and e-mail to jessica-diers@uiowa.edu . Some scholarships may have additional criteria or preferences too numerous to include in this notice. You will be contacted if we need additional information.

Supreme Court Day 2014

The University of Iowa College of Law will celebrate Supreme Court Day, the College’s oldest tradition, on Thursday, September 11, Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014. The event commemorates National Constitution Day.

The Supreme Court Day schedule is:

Thursday, September 11, 7:00 pm
Public Oral Arguments, West High School Auditorium, 2901 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City

Thursday, September 11, 9:00 pm
Public Reception; location tbd

Friday, September 12, 1:00 pm
Public Oral Arguments, Levitt Auditorium

Friday, September 12, 2:00 pm
Student Oral Arguments, Levitt Auditorium

Friday, September 12, 7:00 pm
Dinner at faculty homes

Saturday, September 13, 12:30 pm
Supreme Court Day Cookout in Law School Courtyard (sponsored by Shuttleworth and Ingersoll Law Firm)

Saturday, September 13, 2:30 pm
Iowa v. Iowa State University football game

All of these events (except the football game) are free to law students and their guests. We need reservations, however, for the dinners in faculty homes on Friday evening so that we can spread the numbers evenly among the faculty hosts. Please complete the reservation form and place it in the collection box in the Dean’s Office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 5. Assignment lists will be posted and maps to faculty homes will be distributed to student mail folders at the end of the day on Thursday, September 11.

Q&A Discussion with Justice David Stras

Justice David R. Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court will be meeting with students for an informal discussion on Thursday, August 21 in room 275. Come with questions for Justice Stras!  This program will start at 1:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP in Symplicity! Anyone needing an accommodation in order to attend should call (319) 335-9011 to arrange.

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