Three Primary Attributes of the IBL's Approach:

First, because of the College of Law’s strong focus on intensive faculty supervised experiences, the IBL curriculum emphasizes a high degree of student-faculty engagement and small group work on substantive legal problems. 

Second, because in the real world lawyers are part of a larger ecosystem in which they interact with an array of people and other disciplines, the IBL center promotes engagement with students, faculty, and professionals outside the College of Law.  

Third, because each law student’s goals and background are different, the IBL curriculum provides students with substantial flexibility in designing their own experience, guided by faculty mentors and the advice of former students. 

IBL Seminars and Practica

  • Accounting, Tax & Business Considerations for Lawyers
  • Advanced Legal Research Methods in Intellectual Property
  • Advanced Legal Research Methods in Business Law
  • Advanced Legal Research Methods in Health Law
  • Baseball Salary Arbitration
  • Capitalism
  • Compliance, Ethics and Risk Management 
  • Corporate Boards
  • Corporate Governance & Control
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Deals
  • Intellectual Property Advocacy
  • Media Law
  • Medical Tutorial for Law Students
  • Patent Prosecution Seminar
  • Principles of Contract Drafting 
  • Privacy Law & Technology
  • Principle of Corporate Finance 
  • State & Local Taxation
  • Technology in Law Practice
  • Transportation Law & Policy

Foundational IBL Courses

  • Basic Federal Income Tax
  • Business Associations
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property 

Intermediate Doctrinal Courses

  • Antitrust Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Consumer Finance Law
  • Copyrights
  • Corporate Crimes
  • Corporate Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Global Health Law
  • Health Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Patent Law
  • Payment Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Secured Transactions
  • Taxation of Partnerships
  • Trademarks & Unfair Competition
  • Unincorporated Business Associations

IBL Curriculum Advice

Iowa Law class of 2018 gives advice on IBL courses and curriculum.