One of the missions of the Citizen Lawyer Program is to prepare Iowa Law students for their roles as community leaders by helping them develop their professional skills and learn the values of the profession. This begins during first-year orientation and continues with programs and experiences throughout a student's career. In particular, CLP helps coordinate Iowa Law's First Year Core Series, a collaborative and comprehensive program series for first-year students focused on academic skills, career exploration and job seeking skills, professionalism, and self and law school management.