Legal employers expect law graduates to have the practical knowledge and skills necessary to be competent and ethical lawyers. To help students meet these expectations, the University of Iowa College of Law offers opportunities for practical legal experience through the Field Placement Program.  

Iowa Law students have participated in the performance of legal work in

  • government or non-profit agencies 
  • criminal prosecution or defense offices 
  • state and federal judges' chambers 
  • international law offices and agencies.  

In addition to earning credit for their field work, students in field placements take a class or tutorial, led by a faculty member, designed to maximize and supplement the experiential learning.

2L students interested in gaining trial experience in a summer internship should also consider applying for the Prosecutor Intern Program.  Information about the Prosecutor Intern Program is here.