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eLaw April 2006

Drake aims to make Law School one of the best in the Midwest

Drake President David Maxwell recently announced the University's commitment
April 1, 2006

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thomas takes to podium at Drake Law School

United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spent the week of Feb. 6-10 as distinguished jurist in residence at Drake Law School, where he taught a Supreme Court seminar, met informally with students, faculty and staff and participated in a question-and-answer session with the entire Law School student body.
April 1, 2006

Career Development seeks alumni assistance

Drake Law School's Career Development Office is seeking more partnerships with alumni in an ongoing effort to develop new opportunities for current students.
April 1, 2006

Alumni Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 28 Welcome Back Open House, inside the Drake Law School, Cartwright and Opperman halls, 4 to 7 p.m. Mingle with friends old and new while enjoying food and drinks. Student Ambassadors will be giving tours of Cartwright Hall, Opperman Hall and Library and the Legal Clinic. Drake Law merchandise will be available for […]
April 1, 2006

Panel of judges examine patent law

The Drake University Law School in cooperation with the Association of Patent Law Firms (APLF) hosted a panel of distinguished Iowa judges discussing "Impressions and Observations of Patent Trial and Markman Hearings" on March 9.
April 1, 2006

From the editor

Greetings from eLaw, the quarterly update on the goings-on at your alma mater, Drake University Law School! It's been a busy first quarter of 2006, with United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas teaching classes, faculty, staff and students continuing to build the school's reputation through their work and accomplishments, and a series of nationally […]
April 1, 2006

Humanitarian alumna Vasquez honored at Supreme Court Celebration

Rose Vasquez, LW'85, the executive director of the Polk County (Iowa) Human Services Alliance, was honored as the Drake Law School's Alumna of the Year at the recent Supreme Court Banquet.
April 1, 2006

Drake Black Law Students net regional accolade

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
April 1, 2006

Drake Law Students win regional contest in client counseling

The Drake Law School team of Kim Bartosh and Karin Derry recently won the regional American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition at William Mitchell Law School in St. Paul, Minn.
April 1, 2006

AJS-Drake Law School partner for series on justice system

The Drake Law School and the American Judicature Society partnered for a series of successful and enlightening talks about the United States justice system this fall and spring.
April 1, 2006

Drake Moot Court Team reaches semi-finals in national competition

The Drake Law School National Moot Court Team defeated teams from Duke, Nebraska, Minnesota and Hastings law schools to reach the semi-final round of the National Moot Court Competition this week in New York City.
April 1, 2006

Upcoming Symposium examines U.S. Supreme Court's role in social change

Legal scholars from across the nation will examine the U.S. Supreme Court's role in social change at the annual Drake University Law School Constitutional Law Symposium set for Saturday, April 8, with activities beginning at 8 a.m. in Cartwright Hall, 2621 Carpenter Avenue.
April 1, 2006

Faculty activity drives Law School achievement

The Drake Law School faculty members' expertise, research and activity within their fields continue to advance the profile and reputation of the school. Here's a look at what some faculty members have been up to this year:
April 1, 2006

Chief prosecutor in Rwanda genocide trials visits Drake

Stephen Rapp, a former U.S. attorney in Iowa and a 1974 Drake Law School alumnus, is pursuing and prosecuting suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that left 800,000 dead.
April 1, 2006