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eLaw June 2008

Drake University and Pioneer Hi-Bred host successful biotech institute

Industry leaders, attorneys, academics and scientists recently gathered to explore cutting-edge intellectual property issues at Drake University's Inaugural Summer Institute in Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Agricultural Sciences.
June 12, 2008

Associate dean of Drake Law School honored by Iowa Legal Aid

Russell Lovell, associate dean and professor of law at Drake University, recently was honored by Iowa Legal Aid with the Excellence in Service Award for his work "to promote justice and ensure that society becomes more hospitable to low-income people."
June 12, 2008

Attorney Benjamin Ullem named dean of Law School

Benjamin B. Ullem, a senior partner at the Des Moines law firm of Whitfield & Eddy PLC, has been appointed to a one-year term as dean of Drake University Law School.
June 12, 2008

Law students shepherd children's rights bills through legislature

Five Drake University law students appear to have a bright future as lobbyists and legislators, thanks to the experience they gained in lobbying for children's rights in the Iowa Legislature this session.
June 12, 2008

Drake Law School Mission Statement

Drake Law School prepares outstanding lawyers who will promote justice, serve as leaders in their communities and the legal profession, and respond to the call of public service. We are a welcoming and inclusive community distinguished by an accessible faculty and staff and a collegial student body. We provide an exceptional learning environment that integrates […]
June 12, 2008

Ag law students plan economic development project in nation's poorest county

Instead of joining a law firm after graduation, two Drake University law students are teaming up with the head of one of the nation's largest insurance companies. Their goal is to spur economic development on the Crow Creek Reservation in the nation's poorest county -- Buffalo County, S.D.
June 12, 2008

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to give Opperman Lecture

Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. will deliver the 11th Dwight D. Opperman Lecture in Constitutional Law at Drake University Law School on Oct. 2.
June 12, 2008

Drake Law School receives national award for professionalism

Drake University Law School has been selected as a 2008 recipient of the American Bar Association's Gambrell Professionalism Award.
June 12, 2008

Surgeon earns law degree after seven years and countless volunteer positions

An intense desire to earn a law degree on top of her medical degree led Dr. Deborah A. Turner to squeeze in classes at Drake University Law School between her office hours and surgery schedule.
June 12, 2008

Calendar

Juneā€“June 27  Summer in France Program Thursday, October 2 Dwight D. Opperman Lecture in Constitutional Law by Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. Friday, October 3 Board of Counselors Fall Meeting Leland S. Forrest Society Dinner, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner, Downtown Marriott, Windows on 7th floor. Thursday, September 18 Constitutional Law Distinguished Lecture on transitional […]
June 12, 2008

Commencement brings Drake Law School graduates diplomas, opportunities

Drake University gained 128 Law School alumni after the graduates in the class of 2008 donned their caps and gowns at the Law School's Commencement Ceremony this spring.
June 12, 2008

Law School attracts distinguished speakers to Drake

Drake Law School welcomed a diverse group of prominent speakers to campus this spring. The Law School aims to bring lawyers, scholars and professionals to speak to and interact with students to prepare outstanding lawyers who will promote justice, serve as leaders in their communities and the legal profession and respond to the call of public service.
June 12, 2008

Prof. Hamilton teaches Iowa's first wind law course

Eight law students and three attorneys have been taking one of the nation's first courses on wind law at Drake University Law School this spring.
June 12, 2008

Prof. Yu honored with visiting chair professorship in China

Peter K. Yu, the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Drake University, recently accepted the Wenlan Scholar Chair Professorship at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China. Yu also serves as the director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake.
June 12, 2008