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eLaw May 2007

Drake Law Review, AJS release joint issue on judicial independence

The Drake Law Review teamed up with the American Judicature Society once again this year to publish their fourth annual collaborative issue.
May 29, 2007

Legal scholars discuss U.S. Constitution at Drake symposium

The U.S. Constitution is often treated as if it is a nearly sacred and flawless document. But on April 7, the Drake Constitutional Law Center held a symposium on the topic of whether the U.S. Constitution actually hinders democracy.
May 29, 2007

U.N. Prosecutor discusses courts, trial of war criminals

In a lecture at Drake Law School this April, 1974 Drake Law School graduate Stephen Rapp said that the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone is a response to weaknesses of the tribunals in Rwanda and Yugoslavia, on which he also served.
May 29, 2007

Drake launches Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign

The Drake University Agricultural Law Center is once again conducting the Des Moines Metro Buy Fresh Buy Local food marketing campaign for 2007.
May 29, 2007

Iowa Supreme Court Justice addresses law graduates

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha K. Ternus returned to her alma mater to give the commencement address at Drake University Law School’s Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 11.
May 29, 2007

FACULTY FOCUS: Fresh faces join Drake Law School

Drake Law School welcomes new faculty members as well as congratulates the accomplishments of its faculty and staff.
May 29, 2007

Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.
May 29, 2007

Bob Landess, LW'62, continues support of Drake Law School with planned gift

Robert, LW'62, and Nancy Landess have announced a substantial planned gift to the Drake Law School that will provide funding for the Landess Endowed Faculty Research Fund.
May 29, 2007

Law School Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 8 • Drake Law School Reunions: Class Committee Events. Details about each reunion are posted online. SATURDAY, JUNE 9 • Breakfast and Tour of the Law School with Dean David Walker: 8:30 a.m., Drake campus, $5. • Drake Law School Reunion Party: 7 p.m., downtown Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, $20, casual […]
May 29, 2007

Drake Law School celebrates the local Asian community

Drake Law School left a visible impact on the estimated 30,000 festival-goers who attended CelebrAsian, the fifth annual Asian Heritage Festival that recently took place in Des Moines.
May 29, 2007

Law school names first intellectual property law prof

Peter Yu, associate professor of law and the founding director of the nationally ranked Intellectual Property and Communications Law Program at Michigan State University College of Law, has been named the inaugural Kern Family chair in intellectual property law and director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School.
May 29, 2007

Drake law students tour rural Iowa with Vilsack, Hamilton

A dozen Drake law students recently trekked around southern Iowa via tour bus with former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, Drake visiting distinguished professor of law, and Neil Hamilton, the Dwight D. Opperman distinguished professor of law.
May 29, 2007

Gov. Culver signs bill championed by Drake law students

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver recently signed legislation drafted and championed by Drake University law students that mandates visitation rights for siblings split up through the foster care and adoptive placement process in Iowa.
May 29, 2007

Professor Hamilton visits India and Italy to discuss agricultural law

Professor Neil Hamilton, the Opperman chair and director of the Agricultural Law Center, spent five days in India in early May as part of a U.S. delegation taking part in a bilateral Indo-U.S. Workshop on Contract Farming: Methods and Experiences.
May 29, 2007

Outstanding alumni honored for accomplishments, dedication to Drake

Bonnie Campbell, LA'82, LW'84, and Wayne Kern, LW'72, were named Alumni of the Year at this spring’s Supreme Court Celebration.
May 29, 2007