The University of Iowa College of Law

Last Updated May 3, 2022
280 Boyd Law Building, Iowa City, IA 52242, United States

Policies and Practices that Impact the Student Experience

Chosen Name

Chosen name can be used. Chosen name appears:

  • Upon student’s request, on orientation name tag/materials
  • Automatically on faculty class rosters
  • Upon student’s request, on transcript
  • Upon student’s request, on diploma


  • Faculty and staff are encouraged but not required to include in email signatures
  • Students can indicate on law school application
  • Students can indicate on class rosters


Students are eligible for general diversity and inclusion financial aid based on:

  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity

Resources and Opportunities

  • LGBTQ+ student organization(s)
  • Funds for LGBTQ+ student organization(s)                 
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) student committee that includes LGBTQ+ representation
  • Peer mentoring specifically for LGBTQ+ students                 
  • LGBTQ+ focused project or pro bono group
  • Funds for students to attend the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

Classroom Experience

  • Offers courses that focus exclusively on LGBTQ+
  • Offers courses that include but do not focus exclusively on LGBTQ+


  • School has a diversity, equity, and inclusion faculty committee


This law school provides all-gender-inclusive single-occupancy restroom(s), which include the following features:

  • In main law school building
  • In the law library
  • ADA accessible

Local Community

  • LGBTQ+ specific events   
  • Pride events 

Navigating University of Iowa College of Law

Questions about financial aid

Financial Aid Office

Questions about LGBTQ+ resources available on and/or off campus

DEI Office
Neda Barrett

Questions about usage of chosen name or pronouns

DEI Office
Neda Barrett

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ student organization(s)

Professor Thomas Gallanis, Faculty Advisor

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ alumni

Alumni and External Relations
Jill De Young

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