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January 2011

Save-the-Date: James Fraser Smith Lecture - Professor

Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School,

will deliver the James Fraser Smith Lecture on Thursday,

February 24 at 2 p.m. in Room 245 of Boyd Law Building. The

title of her lecture is: "Inventing Democratic Courts."

Chancellor Dennis J. Shields (’82) from University of

Wisconsin-Platteville Delivers the 2011 MLK, Jr.

Lecture: "A Personal Journey: The past as prologue to

the shifting dynamics and challenges of diversity in

higher education – the University of Iowa College of

Law and beyond" - Chancellor Shields returned to the College

of Law to describe how his experiences here helped shaped his

career, including many observations about the challenges that

confront higher education as it strives to create a vibrantly diverse

environment for student’s faculty and staff. [Read More] [View the


Looking for Alumni Volunteers - The Office of Admissions

is looking for alumni volunteers who are willing to e-mail admitted

students. This process is a valuable recruitment tool for the

school and students often choose to come to Iowa because of the

personal attention they receive. If you are willing to help, please

email sehee-foss@uiowa.edu.

College of Law offers U.S. attorneys educational

credit for class in London - A University of Iowa law course

offered during spring break in London will be eligible for

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for alumni who want to

travel and attorneys practicing in England who want to maintain

U.S. law licenses. [Read More]

Prof. Bezanson looks for middle ground in corporate

campaign donation decision - Professor and First

Amendment expert Randall Bezanson said the decision in

Citizens United v. FEC may be open to later challenges that

could restrict corporate spending in election campaigns (though

unfortunately, probably not soon enough to prevent Americans

from being relentlessly bombarded with still more campaign

commercials, robo-calls and junk mail in 2012). [Read More]

Iowa law student suggests new laws to combat

sexting - States might be better off combating teen sexting with

new laws that directly address the issue rather than adapting

obscenity or pornography laws already on the books, a University

of Iowa law student and researcher suggests in a new article.

[Read More]

Law school panel to look at judicial retention

elections - A panel of prominent observers from across the

state will discuss and examine last fall’s campaign and election

that led to the removal of three justices from the Iowa Supreme

Court. [Read More]

Law student notes Grassley’s contribution to health

care reform but says more needed - Iowa Sen. Charles

Grassley has taken a leading role in preventing nonprofit hospitals

from aggressively pursuing uninsured patients who can’t pay their

bills, but a University of Iowa law student believes further efforts

are needed. [Read More]

UI law students help commute abused woman’s

prison sentence - As Gov. Chet Culver left office earlier this

month, one of his last acts was to commute the prison sentence

of Sheila Schertz, an act that happened with the help of

University of Iowa law students. The students were part of the

Skylark Project, a partnership between the College of Law and

the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) that helps

some imprisoned women have their sentences reviewed in light of

recent understanding of the nature of domestic abuse. [Read



Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems Symposium:

Ten Years After 9/11: Rethinking Counterterrorism -

Feb. 10 and 11- The purpose of the TLCP symposium is to

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clarify U.S.-Western counter-terrorism policies, to assess their

effectiveness, and to recommend alternatives where needed. The

symposium will raise important questions about past and present

counter-terrorism policies and to act as a forum for much-needed

discussion on these issues. [Read More] [Register]

Journal of Corporation Law Symposium: Reregulation

and The Business Firm - Feb. 18 and 19- With the

financial crisis of 2008, the U.S.'s nearly 30-year period of

deregulation came to an end. This symposium will explore the

effects of reregulation on three major sectors of the U.S.

economy: Health Care, Telecommunications, and Financial

Institutions. Anticipated 6.25 hours of CLE credit. [Read More]

[View Schedule] [Register]

Iowa Law Review Symposium: The Future of Legal

Education - Feb. 25 and 26 - America’s law schools are

reevaluating the way they teach the law. Recent research has

suggested new techniques for legal education, and some law

schools have either made pedagogical changes or are

considering doing so.This symposium will critique the prevalent

methods of teaching legal education, address proposed reforms,

and debate what steps law schools should take to best prepare

students for the practice of law. [Read More]

Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice Symposium: War

On...The Fallout of Declaring War on Social Issues -

The symposium, on March 3 and 4 will feature over 15 scholars

from across the country discussing violent rhetoric and the effects

of social “wars,” such as the Wars on Drugs, Crime, and Gangs,

on marginalized communities. Dr. Erik Camayd, interpreter from

the Postville Raid, will give the keynote address on the Wars on

Terror and Illegal Immigration. Anticipated 8 hours of CLE credit

from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri. [Read More] [View

Tentative Schedule] [Register for 15th Anniversary Banquet]


Roger Lande ('61) Named Director of the Iowa

Department of Natural Resources [Read More]

Courtney Kay-Decker ('97) Named head of Iowa

Department of Revenue [Read More]

Prof. Onwuachi-Willig, Judge Gamble ('78), John Gray

('81), and Thomas Dana Waterman ('84) among

finalists for Iowa Supreme Court Vacancies (Des

Moines Register, Jan. 27) [Read More]

Jesse Christensen ('00) Appointed Immigration Judge

[Read More]

Dean Emeritus and Professor Hines Writes about the

Consequences of Judicial Impeachment (Iowa City Press

Citizen, Jan. 12) [Read More]

Prof. Onwuachi-Willig Elected to the American Law

Institute[Read More]

Charlie Wittmack ('06) Continues on World Triathalon

(Daily Iowan, Jan. 20) [Read More]

Prof. Hines Contributes Guest Column: House Vote

Alone Could Disrupt All Iowa Courts (Des Moines

Register, Jan. 20) [Read More]

Law Students Learn the Art of Etiquette[Read More]

MLK Speaker Dennis Shields ('82) Backs Campus

Diversity (Daily Iowan, January 19) [Read More]

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