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Pioneering Alumna Delivers Law School Commencement Address

Romonda D. Belcher, LW'95, the first African American women to serve as a judge in Iowa, delivers inspiring commencement address to Drake Law graduates.
May 24, 2011

Save the Date: Upcoming Drake Law School Events

Drake Law Constitution Day and All-Law School Reunion dates announced
May 24, 2011

Drake Law students draft proposals for a greener Des Moines

The class on Sustainability and Its Applications has proposed ways to make city laws and ordinances more environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically viable.
May 24, 2011

Drake Law holds 74th Annual Supreme Court Celebration

Drake Law students observe the Iowa Supreme Court in action; long-time professors honored for service.
May 24, 2011

Drake alums/students meet in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis

Networking events allow students to get a jump on their job search and alumni to stay connected to Drake.
May 24, 2011

Recent grad wins first trial, $2.5-million jury verdict

Whitney Judkins, LW'09, credits Drake Law School's focus on practical education with her success in the courtroom.
May 24, 2011

Building on Excellence

Renovation of Cartwright Hall is essential to the future of Drake Law School and the success of our students.
May 24, 2011

Drake Law to host one of two national law school diversity programs

Some 40 students from across the nation will participate in the program at Drake next summer.
February 2, 2011

Drake Legal Clinic receives federal grant for new Domestic Violence Immigration Clinic

Students will gain hands-on legal experience in the new clinic while helping some of Iowa's immigrants take legal action against domestic violence.
February 1, 2011

Student lands job in the Bronx District Attorney Office

Third-year student Sam Hodge says his trial experience helped him secure one of four positions that drew some 2,000 applicants.
February 1, 2011

Alumna focuses on easing paths of non-traditional students as member of Board of Counselors

After graduating last May, Diane Crookham-Johnson opened a solo practice and began helping other non-traditional students succeed at Drake Law School.
February 1, 2011

Student elected to Iowa Senate, takes leave of absence from Law School

Drake Law student Jack Whitver won a special election to represent District 35, which covers the northern portion of Polk County.
February 1, 2011

Advanced Appellate Advocacy student wins Iowa Supreme Court Case

The fall semester's group of Advanced Appellate Advocacy Clinic students won all three of their arguments in the Iowa Court of Appeals and Iowa Supreme Court.
February 1, 2011

Professor James Adams retires after a remarkable 36-year career at Drake

Faculty gathered in early December to celebrate the retirement of James Adams, the Ellis and Nelle Levitt distinguished professor of law.
February 1, 2011

Power to the Poultry: Professor Jerry Anderson's argument for animal welfare reform

Anderson's paper on the implications of intensive agriculture was published in the January issue of the Stanford Journal of Animal Law and Policy.
February 1, 2011