Celebrating Iowa Law’s first 150 years exhibit
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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, tangible way.

"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 graduated.”

The 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, information on the law library, the bar exam and Daumier lithographs from the University of 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.

Photo by State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City.