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Drake Black Law students net regional accolade

April 1, 2006

The Drake Black Law Student Association chapter was named Chapter of the Year at the Midwest Regional Convention in Madison, Wis., in February.

The chapter competed against 45 chapters among 12 states for the award, including heavyweight schools such as Notre Dame University and the University of Iowa.

"We were so excited by the award," said Krista Ferguson, a second-year law student from Columbia, Mo. and 2000 Drake alumna. "We are a relatively small chapter, but our programming showed we are very connected with our students."

The chapter won based on a scrapbook the students produced showing activities the 19-member group sponsored through the year, including outreach to first-year law students, a Hurricane Katrina relief fundraiser, and other community service programs.