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The legal profession is Job 1 in the Vestal family

Incoming Drake Law School Dean Allan Walker Vestal knew he wanted to be a lawyer by the time he was in first grade.
April 20, 2009

Drake law profs gain national attention as experts on marriage equality case

Drake professors Mark Kende and Maura Strassberg were sought out by national media to comment about the recent same-sex marriage decision in Iowa.
April 20, 2009

New masters programs in law to be offered this fall

Drake Law School recently established three Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) programs in Intellectual Property Law, Health Law and Individualized Studies.
April 20, 2009

Drake Law School celebrates success and its ties to law community

Drake Law School students, faculty, staff and alumni recently gathered with law professionals, friends of the University and seven Supreme Court justices to celebrate Drake's accomplishments.
April 20, 2009

Middleton Center receives Advocate Award from United Way

The Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children's Rights at Drake Law School received the Advocate Award for organizations with fewer than 100 employees at the 2009 Live United Recognition Event .
April 20, 2009

Law student presents oral argument before Iowa Supreme Court

Just three days after winning the award for best oralist in the annual Iowa Supreme Court Competition, Drake law student Erin Grundy again found herself standing before the seven justices of the state's highest court.
April 20, 2009

Law School ranks among nation's best in legal writing, intellectual property

Drake Law School's programs in legal writing and intellectual property are ranked among the top programs in the nation in the 2010 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," published by US News & World Report magazine.
April 20, 2009

Students find Trial Practicum educational, exhilarating

First-year students observed an actual jury trial in the criminal case of State v. Linda Wilson during this year's Trial Practicum.
April 20, 2009

Temple University prof to discuss racial and gender bias in the 21st Century

Phoebe Haddon, an expert on racial and gender bias, will deliver Drake Law School's Constitutional Law Distinguished Lecture.
January 14, 2009

Drake Mediation Team places second in international tournament

One of Drake Law School's mediation teams recently won second place competing against teams from six colleges and universities at the International Mediation Tournament in London, England.
January 14, 2009

Prof. Anderson's article cited in two cases before U.S. Supreme Court

The petitioners' briefs in two cases going before the U.S. Supreme Court, cite and quote heavily from an article in the 1993 issue of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal called "The Hazardous Waste Land," written by Drake Law Professor Jerry Anderson.
January 14, 2009

Law students launch new animal defense organization

Drake's Law School recently gained a new organization for law students -- the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. The University is the 131st law school with a chapter of SALDF.
January 14, 2009

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 […]
January 14, 2009

Drake plans 72nd Supreme Court Celebration

Drake Law School's 72nd annual Supreme Court Celebration will culminate with the Supreme Court Banquet and a keynote speech by Stephen Rapp, LW'74, prosecutor of the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone.
January 14, 2009

Calendar

THURSDAY, FEB. 19 Constitutional Law Distinguished Lecture -- "Can the U.S. Supreme Court's Keyes Desegregation Decision Unlock Opportunities to Rethink Brown in the 21st Century?" by Phoebe Haddon, 3 p.m., room 213 of Cartwright Hall. FRIDAY, FEB. 27 AND SATURDAY, FEB. 28 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Neal […]
January 14, 2009