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University of Iowa News Release

March 3, 2003

Women Law Students And Staff Host Conference

The Organization for Women Law Students and Staff (OWLSS) will hold its annual Women in Law Conference on Saturday, March 29 at the University of Iowa College of Law. The conference is designed to assist and educate prospective and current female law students about law school and the law profession.

The conference is from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Boyd Law Building, with optional building tours to follow. The cost includes breakfast with law faculty and a luncheon. Registration is free for UI students, $10 for students from other universities or colleges.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Diane H. Kutzko, senior vice president with Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. in Cedar Rapids. She has practiced with the firm since 1981 in the areas of health law and appellate and civil litigation. A native of New York, she attended the Universite de Nancy in Nancy, France, earned her undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and her M.A. in French from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1981.

Prospective students will have opportunities to speak with UI faculty and current law students, receive information from financial aid, admissions, and career services representatives, and talk with members of the law community.

To introduce students to the Socratic, or participatory style of teaching focused on problem solving, UI Law Professor Jill Gaulding will teach a mock class.

Current law students will also have the opportunity to participate in a practitioner's session, where women from diverse areas of the legal profession will speak about their experiences and quality of life issues.

For more information or to register for the conference contact OWLSS at 319-530-8560 or e-mail at More information is also available at Web site The conference is an annual event sponsored by OWLSS and is supported by the law school and by the UI Student Government.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact OWLSS in advance.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Media: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, Program: Kelly Van Veldhuizen, OWLSS event planner, 319-354-7312