The Lawyers & Leaders series offers programs to complement the traditional legal curriculum with workshops, lectures, and other programs that focus on pro bono traditions, leadership development, practical lawyer and life skills, and community issues. Attendance at one program each semester is one requirement of the Pro Bono Society. 

Thursday, February 2, 12:40-1:40 (285 BLB)

Social Media: The Medium is Not the Message. Learn how to leverage positive social media use and avoid the common pitfalls of being constantly connected. Speaker Laura E. Bergus (‘11) is a Iowa City attorney, a former writer for Lawyerist, and co-produced the Legal Geekery podcast.


Thursday, February 9, 12:40-1:40 (225 BLB)

Salary Negotiation Presentation. Join OWLSS for a presentation by Professor Amy Kristof-Brown from the Tippie College of Business and learn how to become a salary negotiation master.


Thursday, March 9, 12:40-1:40 (285 BLB)

Positive Psychology for Lawyers. Career Services Director Christine Ralston will share information about recent research in the field of positive psychology and its implications for law students.


Thursday, March 30, 12:40-1:40 (285 BLB)

Introduction to Implicit Bias: The Relevance, the Research, and Strategies to Override. Diane Finnerty, Assistant Provost for Faculty, will provide an introduction to research on implicit bias.


Thursday, April 6, 12:30-2:00 (4th floor student lounge)

OWLSS Spring Seminar. A panel of esteemed women professionals will discuss their experiences and answer student questions. Lunch will be provided - students that would like lunch should RSVP to Courtney at


Friday, April 21, Noon-3:00 (494 BLB)

Access to Justice Summit in Iowa. Join members of the Iowa Supreme Court’s new Access to Justice Commission for a discussion of the justice gap, the work of the commission, and related ethics issues.