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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Iowa that offer Law degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all law schools located within Iowa. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.
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Drake University Law School Des Moines, Iowa
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 2.1
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 2.9
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.1-3.64
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 153-158
Overall acceptance rate 53.3%
Student/faculty ratio 14.5
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.8%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 90.1%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 90.1%

Drake University Law School

University of Iowa College of Law Iowa City, Iowa
Score 66
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 3.5
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) 3.9
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.43-3.81
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 158-164
Overall acceptance rate 43.8%
Student/faculty ratio 15.5
Graduates employed at graduation 84.9%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 100.0%
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 93.9%
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IA
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 90.1%

University of Iowa College of Law

Iowa (named after an Indian tribe) is not exactly placed on the main tourist routes for tourists. But that is what makes the relatively unknown “ Hawkeye State ” so special. The nickname is a tribute to the Indian chief "Black Hawk".

The state motto of Iowa is "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain", a very clear indication of how important freedom and political rights are to the people here. As a state in the U.S. Midwest, Iowa is unusually liberal.

The balance of power between the Democrats and Republicans is balanced today and Iowa is a so-called swing state, whereby the Democrats have mostly prevailed in recent decades. In the presidential primaries, Iowa is usually early and, in a way, a trendsetter hoped for by both sides.

The farmer state was surprisingly progressive, particularly when it came to introducing civil rights. The Iowa Supreme Court decided early on against slavery (1839), racial segregation (1868) and racial discrimination (1873). Women were allowed to study law much earlier than in other states. And back in 2009, Iowa legalized marriage of same-sex couples, the third state after Massachusetts and Connecticut.

The western border of Iowa is formed by the Missouri and the Big Sioux River. In the east, Mississippi separates Iowa from the states of Wisconsin and Illinois. Other neighboring countries are Minnesota (north), Missouri (south) and South Dakota and Nebraska in the west.

Iowa is the only one in the U.S. that is bordered by two river systems in both the east and west. Gentle hilly landscapes characterize the state, it becomes flatter in the southeast. The highest point is the Hawkeye Point with a height of 509 m. Some well-known lakes are Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake and East Okoboji Lake, all of which are located in the Iowa Great Lakes region.

Iowa: facts

  • Area: 145,743 sq km
  • Population: 3,046,355
  • Abbreviation: IA
  • Capital: Des Moines
  • Local time: GMT -5
  • Nickname: The Hawkeye State

Iowa: climate and weather

Climatically, Iowa has the typical climate of the Midwest with a moist, continental characteristic. The winters are cold and sometimes snowy, the summers can be muggy and quite warm. In addition to many thunderstorms, tornadoes are also numerous here and can wreak havoc. However, the state is sparsely populated, so that destruction is usually limited, in contrast to other states.

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