I remember being so excited when I got off the wait list for Iowa. Turns out that attending Iowa was about the biggest mistake of my life. In the five years I have been out of school, I have lived in D.C. and Chicago. I found out first hand that Iowa has a very, very, very weak professional reputation. Basically, I realized that I would have been better off going to schools like Kent or American and doing better than going to Iowa. Frankly, unless you are at the top 10% of your class coming out of Iowa, you won't have many options in the bigger cities (especially on the west and east coasts). You will be left looking at low paying jobs in toilet law (and you will work just as many hours as they do in Biglaw). The cso at Iowa won't do *&^% for you, and Karen Klouda is too busy stuffing her fat face with candy to help anyone get a job. Trust me, getting into Iowa is no blessing, and I truly hate that school. As for me, I have realized my Iowa degree isn't worth *&^% and I am giving serious consideration to going and getting an MBA.