Contact Admissions

Contact Iowa Law Admissions
Iowa Law Dean of Admissions, Collins Byrd,
speaks with students in the admissions office.


In Person
The Office of Admissions is located in a house near the College of Law at 320 Melrose Avenue in Iowa City. The Admissions Office is open from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4:30 pm (CST) Monday through Friday, and is closed on weekends and University holidays. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule your visit.

By E-mail

By Telephone

By Mail
College of Law Admissions Office
University of Iowa
320 Melrose Ave.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1113

By Fax
319-335-9646 (Attention: Admissions)

Admissions Staff

Collins B. Byrd, Jr.
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Jan Barnes
Admissions Coordinator

Susan Troyer
Admissions Assistant

Melissa Plummer
Admissions Assistant

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Contact our Student Ambassadors

The following current students have made themselves available to answer questions about the University of Iowa College of Law.

Mike Bedinger (3L)
Hometown: Gainesville, FL
Undergrad Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Course of Study: Political Science and French; minor in Comparative Literature
Law School Activities: Note and Comment Editor for Iowa Law Review, Research Assistant for Dean Linda McGuire, Volunteer with Iowa Legal Aid’s Self-Represented Divorce Program, Volunteer with Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank
Other Interests: Racquetball, Running, Frisbee Golf
Work Experience: Camp Counselor, English Teacher in Ajaccio, France

MacKenzie Benson (2L)
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA
Undergrad Institution: Wartburg College
Course of Study: Political Science and Psychology; Minor in Leadership 
Law School Activities: Iowa Law Review Student Writer, Westlaw Student Representative, Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team Member, Phi Alpha Delta Secretary
Other Interests: Running, Knitting, Baseball, Big City Travel
Work Experience: Court of Appeals Extern, Law firm Intern, Nonprofit Administrative Intern, Data Analyst for a Computer Software Company

Ashley Brosius (2L)
Hometown: Moline, IL
Undergrad Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Course of Study: Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Political Science
Law School Activities: Citizen Lawyer Program, Organization for Women Law Students and Staff (OWLSS), Iowa Student Bar Association, Latino Law Students Association (LLSA), University of Iowa Status on the Council of Women, Research Assistant at the National Health Law and Policy Resource Center; Studied Abroad in both Arcachon, France and Jordan
Other Interests: University of Iowa Trihawks Triathlon Team, Dancing, Hiking, Singing
Work Experience: Law Clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office, St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court Advocate, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at Washington University

Austin Chen (3L)
 Hometown: Rowland Heights, CA
Undergrad Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Course of Study: Economics
Law School Activities: research assistant
Other Interests: cycling, golf, basketball
Work Experience: Phillip G. Hubbard Law School Prep Program, Santa Barbara Superior Court, tutor

Matt Enriquez (2L)
Hometown: Topeka, KS
Undergrad Institution: University of Kansas
Course of Study: Communication Studies, Minors in Philosophy and Leadership Studies; Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) 
Law School Activities: Iowa Student Bar Association, Volunteer for Iowa Legal Aid, Research Assistant, Citizen Lawyer Program
Other Interests: Graduate & Professional Student Government, Undergraduate Fraternity Advisor and House Director, College Basketball, Running, Volunteering, Spending too much time watching Netflix
Work Experience: Judicial Intern at the District of Columbia Superior Court and BGSU Office of Campus Activities.

Sara Ghadiri (3L)
Hometown: Long Grove, IL
Undergrad Institution: Illinois Wesleyan University
Course of Study: Political Science and Philosophy, Minor in Music
Law School Activities: Organization for Women Law Students and Staff (OWLSS), Middle Eastern Law Student Society, Equal Justice Foundation, Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, Clinic, Citizen Lawyer Program
Other Interests: Music, Reading Non-Law Books, Traveling, Teach Bass Lessons, Run my own Jazz Combo
Work Experience: Worked in Admissions, Registration and Financial Aid at Community College, Federal Judicial Intern, State Judicial Intern, Summer Associate at Chapman and Cutler, LLP

Clint Hugie (2L)
Hometown: Logan, UT
Undergrad Institution: University of Utah, Utah State University (MBA)
Course of Study: Philosophy and Management
Law School Activities: Pro Bono Society, Boyd Service Award’s Highest Honors, Research Assistant for Professor Kurtz, Health Law Club, Phi Alpha Delta, UIHC Legal Research, American Health Lawyers Association
Other Interests:
Work Experience: Sales Rep. for Running Equipment Companies, Marketing and Product Developer for Companies in North and South America, Europe and Africa

Dana Judas (3L)
Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Undergrad Institution: University of Iowa
Course of Study: English
Law School Activities: Pro Bono Society, Organization for Women Law Students and Staff (OWLSS), First Year at Iowa (FYI) Leader, and other law school activities such as:  Mr. Iowa Law and LawLawPalooza.  Studied Abroad in both Arcachon, France and London, England
Other Interests: Running, Travel
Work Experience: Linn County Public Defender’s Office, Nokia UK Ltd. and clerked for the Honorable Judge Ann D. Montgomery for the District of Minnesota.

Jessica Odigie (2L)
Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
Undergrad Institution: University of Illinois, Springfield
Course of Study: Legal Studies and Political Science, Minor in Criminal Justice
Law School Activities: BLSA President, Research Assistant for Legal Exploration Learning Living Community, First Year at Iowa (FYI) Leader, Equal Justice Foundation, Citizen Lawyer Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor, Pro Bono Society.  Studied Abroad in France, Jordan, Palestine, and Isreal.
Other Interests: Debates, mentoring, volunteering, traveling, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Work Experience: Volunteer Office of the Public Defender (New Orleans Perish), Intern/Law Clerk at Susan E. Kamman & Associates, Undergraduate Assistant for Illinois Issues Political Magazine, Mentor at Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)

Luke Staffer (3L)
Hometown: Lakewood, CO
Undergrad Institution: Drake University
Course of Study: Political Science
Law School Activities: International Law Society, Moot Court Board Problem Writer, Executive Council of Graduate & Professional Students, Student Legal Intern, Studied Abroad in Arcachon, France
Other Interests: Sports, Reading and Community Service
Work Experience: Foreign Language Teacher in China, Public Relations Liaison

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