The University of Iowa College of Law
The University of Iowa College of Law, founded in 1865, is the oldest law school in continuous operation west of the Mississippi River. Iowa enjoys a top national reputation, and its faculty is renowned for its outstanding scholarship and teaching. The college is located in Iowa City, a cosmopolitan college town that is home to a dynamic teaching and research university and over 60,000 people. Students from all 50 states and roughly 100 countries attend the university. Iowa City offers a rich cultural life, Big Ten athletic events, and the world-famous Iowa Writers' Workshop. The Boyd Law Building's central campus location on a bluff overlooking the Iowa River provides a professional enclave well-suited to the college's intensive style of education as well as easy access to the academic, cultural, social, and recreational resources of a major research university.