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Drake law professor's new book on death penalty cases a 'must read'

Professor David McCord is co-author of "Death Penalty Cases, 3rd Edition," a text Drake law students will read in McCord's Death Penalty course next fall semester.
February 1, 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

Lecture to explore Supreme Court confirmation process

Lori A. Ringhand, a nationally recognized expert on the Supreme Court confirmation process and judicial behavior, will deliver the lecture Oct. 21.
October 13, 2010

Longtime register of copyrights to give Drake lecture Oct. 25

Ralph Oman emphasized increasing the international protection of American copyrights when he was register of copyrights from 1985-93.
October 13, 2010

Eighth Circuit holds arguments at Drake Thursday, Nov. 4

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit will hear three cases in the courtroom of the Neal and Bea Smith Law Center.
October 13, 2010

Law School gains two new faculty members

Assistant Professors of Law Shontavia Johnson and Jonathan Rosenbloom joined the Drake Law School faculty this August.
October 11, 2010

Professor McCord receives Madelyn M. Levitt Award for Community Service

David McCord received the award during the University's recent Fall Faculty and Staff Convocation.
October 11, 2010

Drake Law School dean serves on panel discussing Iowa's merit system of selecting judges

Dean Allan Vestal and retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor also warned against injecting politics into the court system.
October 11, 2010

Professor Hamilton featured in DSM Magazine

Neil Hamilton, professor of law and the Dwight D. Opperman chair of law and director of the Agricultural Law Center, was featured for his contribution to the field of sustainable agriculture.
October 11, 2010

Law School welcomes visiting faculty

The Drake Law School welcomed three visiting faculty members to campus in August.
October 11, 2010

Public Service Speakers Series features U.S. District Judge John Jarvey

U.S. District Judge John Jarvey of the Southern District of Iowa gave a free, public lecture Oct. 7.
October 11, 2010

Constitutional Law Symposium set for April 2, 2011

The event, titled "Debating the Living Constitution," will feature a discussion of David Strauss' book "The Living Constitution."
October 11, 2010