An exhibit commemorating the University of Iowa College
of Law’s sesquicentennial is currently on display at the Old Capitol Museum. "Iowa Law: The Oldest Law School West of
the Mississippi” celebrates the University of Iowa College of Law’s
first 150 years of continuous legal education and its story in a unique,
"The early stories of our founders and graduates are
really fascinating and diverse,” said Noëlle Sinclair, exhibit curator and head
of special collections at the University of Iowa Law Library. "The first woman
graduate was in 1873, and six years later, the first African-American and
international students graduated. Also, in 1890, our first Japanese student
exhibit tells the story of the school and stories of some of the people
who studied and taught there. The stories are accompanied
by a variety of photographs of the various homes of the law school,
on the law library, the bar exam and Daumier lithographs from the
Iowa Museum of Art.
The exhibit is open to the public and runs through August
2. Admission is free of charge. More information about the exhibit and the
museum can be found here.
by State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City.