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Adrien Wing papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IWA1095

Scope and Contents

The Adrien Wing papers date from 1990 to 1995 and measure 0.25 linear inches. The papers include a resume and photographs of Wing. Publications written by Wing and articles written about Wing's involvement at the College of Law are also included.


  • Creation: 1990-1995

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa. However, copyright status for some collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge the Iowa Women’s Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, as the source of the material. For further information, visit

Biographical / Historical

Adrien Wing received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton with high honors in 1978 and her Master of Arts degree in African studies from UCLA in 1979. She obtained her Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree in 1982 from Stanford Law School, and was awarded the Stanford African Student Association Prize. While in law school, she served as an editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law, as an intern with the United Nations Council on Namibia, and as Southern Africa Task Force Director of the National Black Law Students Association. She also served as a representative to the United Nations for the National Conference of Black Lawyers.

Professor Wing has advised the founding fathers and mothers of three constitutions: South Africa, Palestine, and Rwanda. She organized an election-observer delegation to South Africa, and taught at the University of Western Cape for six summers. She also advised the Eritrean Ministry of Justice on human rights treaties.

She joined the University of Iowa College of Law faculty in 1987. She became the Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs and the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law. Additionally, she serves as the Director of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights.


0.25 linear inches

Language of Materials



Black attorney, faculty and Associate Dean at the University of Iowa College of Law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 485) were donated by Adrian Wing.

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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