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eLaw June 2006

Pioneer gift kick-starts intellectual property effort

A $750,000 leadership gift from Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. is earmarked for a dynamic, new program in intellectual property law, Walker said. "We want the Drake Law School to be a national and international leader in intellectual property law," Drake Law School Dean David Walker said.
June 1, 2006

A message from the dean

Welcome to the latest edition of eLaw, the quarterly electronic newsletter for all Drake University Law School alumni.
June 1, 2006

Alumni Events

SATURDAY, AUG. 26 Class of 1999 10-Year Reunion (Part 1), 4 p.m., at the home of Scott and Stacey Abildtrup Johnson, 339 42nd St., Des Moines. RSVP by Aug. 1 to Rebecca Biship at bish_minnesota@yahoo.com or call (952) 947-9989. FRIDAY, SEPT. 15 Minneapolis Law Alumni Event SATURDAY, SEPT. 23 Leland Forrest Society Dinner. Save the […]
June 1, 2006

Kern family gift adds endowed chair

Through the generosity of Wane and Donna Kern, Drake Law School received a gift of $1.5 million to endow the Kern Family Chair. The focus of the chair is pursuant to the new strategic plan and on-going efforts to enhance Drake Law School.
June 1, 2006

FACULTY FOCUS: News and notes from Drake Law's classroom excellence

Aspen Publishers Inc. recently published the latest edition of "Problems and Materials on Decedents' Estates and Trusts," on which Martin Begleiter, Ellis and Nelle Levitt distinguished professor of law, is a new co-author. The text is the second-most widely used book of cases and materials on wills and trusts in legal education.
June 1, 2006

Law School announces major gifts, effort

The Drake Law School announced $5.25 million worth of gifts at an alumni luncheon held during the Iowa State Bar Association's annual meeting
June 1, 2006

STUDENT PROFILE: Steiger fellow protects consumers at Iowa AG's office

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law recently named Jason Yates, a Drake University Law School student, a 2006 Janet D. Steiger Fellow. The Steiger Fellowship Project is a full-time summer fellowship program open to all first- and second-year law students throughout the United States.
June 1, 2006

ALUMNI PROFILE: Drake grad Glinton practices law in paradise

Bryan Glinton, GR'93, LW'93, says this without a hint of irony: "The Bahamas is a hot jurisdiction right now." Glinton is talking about the business climate rather than the temperatures in his native Nassau. When it comes to business in the Bahamas, he's always got an eye on the thermometer.
June 1, 2006

Students selected for awards

The Law School faculty selected two students in late spring to receive awards. Brooke Timmer, 2005-06 Student Bar Association president, received the Iowa State Bar Association Award. The award is given to the graduating senior who by service, attitude and ability is expected to be the most successful member of the class in leadership and service to the Iowa State Bar.
June 1, 2006

REWIND: A look back at Drake Law School events this spring

Alumni, faculty and staff gather during the Drake Law School's open house during Drake Relays weekend. Shown are, front row left to right, Drake Law School Dean David Walker, Amy McBeth, Dan and Stephanie Rubinstein, both LW'96, Dan McPherson, LW'96, John Edwards, professor of law, and back row, from the left, Daryn McBeth, LW'96 and Clay Dutcher, LW'96.
June 1, 2006

Law School Commencement Ceremony

The Law School held its Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2006 in the Knapp Center at Drake University before a crowd of approximately 2,500. One hundred and fifty-nine members of the Class of 2006 received their Juris Doctor degrees in a ceremony attended by students, family and friends,
June 1, 2006

Opperman boosts support of scholarship program

Dwight Opperman, a 1951 Drake Law alumnus, has donated $3 million to further endow the Opperman Scholar program. The fund awards five or more merit-based, full-tuition scholarships for outstanding first-year students, and the scholarships are renewable.
June 1, 2006