Lawyers & Leaders (L&L) programs complement the traditional legal curriculum and are open to all Iowa Law students. Attendance at one L&L event each semester is one requirement for membership in the Pro Bono Society for that semester.  Additional opportunities may be added later this semester.

Tuesday, August 23, 5:30 p.m. - A Decent Home: Film Screening & Discussion (Levitt Auditorium)

Join us for a screening of the new documentary followed by Q&A moderated by Professor Larisa Bowman with a panel including director Sara Terry, activist Candi Evans, and law student practitioner Amber Crow.


Monday–Friday, September 26–30, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. - A Yellow Rose Project (Levitt Gallery, Art Building West)

View and reflect on A Yellow Rose Project which, through photography, displays responses, reflections, and reactions of over 100 women about the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment.


Friday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. - One Community, One Book Keynote (W10 Pappajohn Business Building)

Author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz will discuss his book An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago which examines the toll gun violence takes on the spirit of individuals and communities. This is the Center for Human Rights’ One Community, One Book selection.


Friday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. - Advancing the Rule of Law Now (online)

Join Iowa State Bar Association leaders for this exploration of how the rule of law provides opportunities to preserve our democracy and implement real change. Register for the meeting here and record attendance by e-mailing at the completion of the webinar


Wednesday, October 26, 12:40 p.m.  - Pro Bono Recognition Event (BLB Room 225)

Iowa State Bar Assn. Pres. Henry Hamilton and student bar leaders will share remarks on the role of lawyers in society and the importance of public service. We will recognize current Pro Bono Society members. A reception will follow.


Wednesday, November 9, 12:45 p.m. - OWLSS: Advocating for Yourself as a Women in Law (BLB Room 235)

Join us as panelists address topics issues like salary negotiation, work/life balance, and setting boundaries.


Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 p.m. - Reimagining Criminal Justice Systems Through Eyes that Have Cried  (Old Capitol Senate Chamber)

British lawyer Alexander McLean, the founder of Justice Defenders (formerly African Prisons Project), will discuss his work transforming communities, justice systems, and countries from inside out.


Updated October 18, 2022.