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Drake law student receives Outstanding Trial Advocate Award

Peter Blink, a third-year law student, was one of two law students from Iowa to receive the award from the American Board of Trial Advocates.
February 1, 2011

Drake Law School plans 74th annual Supreme Court Celebration for March 24-26

The banquet will feature a keynote speech by William T. Robinson III, president-elect of the American Bar Association.
February 1, 2011

Four recent grads team up to launch a startup law firm

The founders of Kemp, Eason, Sease & Dyer set out to be their own bosses.
February 1, 2011

French exchange student develops project to compare international treatment of juvenile delinquents

Coralie Martin is analyzing how juvenile delinquents are treated under the United States and French judicial systems.
February 1, 2011

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

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

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

U.S. State Department publishes Drake law professor's article on Internet freedom and intellectual property rights

A commissioned article by Peter K. Yu has been published and translated into multiple languages by the U.S. State Department.
October 11, 2010

Law alumna selected as first black female judge in Iowa

Romonda Belcher, LW'95, recently was selected as Iowa's first female African-American judge.
October 11, 2010

Justice Alito offers an 'oral' history lesson and opines on televised hearings

Samuel A. Alito Jr. said televising hearings would change the nature of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.
October 11, 2010

Drake's experts on judicial selection field media calls, write opinion pieces

Dean Allan Vestal and former Dean David Walker co-published an op-ed on rejecting the efforts to change Iowa's judicial selection process. American Judicature Society research fellow Rachel Paine Caufield was quoted by the New York Times.
October 11, 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