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eLaw November 2007

Drake prof examines how the U.S. News rankings affect legal education

Drake law professor Hunter R. Clark recently published an article about how the annual rankings of the nation's law schools by U.S. News & World Report magazine affect American legal education.
November 26, 2007

Law student gives presentation at Consumer Rights Litigation Conference

Anna K. Ryon, a third-year law student and Opperman Scholar from Des Moines, recently gave an hour-long presentation at a national conference on adjustable-rate and exotic mortgages and how they have contributed to the subprime lending crisis.
November 26, 2007

Alumni reunions feature flavorful food and candid conversation

Drake Law School graduates live and practice in all 50 states, and as in past years, Dean Walker and Law School Senior Advancement Officer Jennifer Allamby travel to a number of cities to meet with them.
November 26, 2007

Agricultural Law Center celebrates 25th anniversary

From an all-Iowa art show to a trip to San Diego, Drake Law School's Agricultural Law Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary with myriad events and special guests.
November 26, 2007

Oral arguments presented to 8th Circuit Court of Appeals at Drake

Drake law students packed the courtroom of the Neal and Bea Smith Law Center on Nov. 1 to watch oral arguments heard before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. The court, which is immediately below the U.S. Supreme Court, last held hearings at Drake in 2004.
November 26, 2007

Drake hosts Midwest Clinical Conference; trial practicum program basks in spotlight

At its Midwest Clinical Conference on Oct. 12-14, Drake University Law School's Legal Clinic hosted keynote speakers and legal clinic faculty from all over the Midwest to explore key topics.
November 26, 2007

Drake law professors educate through AALS involvement

From holding chair positions in sections to delivering presentations, Drake University law professors are gaining national visibility for themselves and the Law School.
November 26, 2007

Drake Moot Court Teams compete in national contest

The Drake Law School National Moot Court Teams competed in the Regional Round of the 58th annual National Moot Court Competition on Nov. 15-17, at the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis.
November 26, 2007

Fall semester brings a time of celebration for the Middleton Center

After celebrating its fifth year anniversary, the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children's Rights isn't ready to step out of its spotlight of achievement.
November 26, 2007

NYU professor explores 'Democracy at War' in Drake lecture

New York University Law School Professor Samuel Issacharoff presented a lecture on "Democracy at War" on Nov. 8 as part of the Drake University Constitutional Law Center's Distinguished Lecture Series.
November 26, 2007

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 […]
November 26, 2007

Drake/AJS justice system program to focus on the rule of law

The opening program in the 2007-08 Drake Law School-American Judicature Society Program Series, "Justice at Home and Abroad: The Importance of the Rule of Law," will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Des Moines Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave.
November 26, 2007

Calendar

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 •    Drake Law Alumni Luncheon in Dallas, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,  Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700, Dallas, Texas, For more information or to RSVP contact Jennifer Allamby at Jennifer.allamby@drake.edu. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 •    The Drake Chicago Advisory Board event, 5:30 p.m., Socca, 3301 N. Clark St., with head […]
November 26, 2007

Princeton Review names Drake in 'Best 170 Law Schools'

The Princeton Review recently named Drake University Law School one of the nation's best law schools in the 2008 edition of its "Best 170 Law Schools."
November 26, 2007

Drake Law School explores Iowa's history of setting precedent

Iowa has a history of setting precedent. From refusing to recognize slavery within its borders to outlawing segregation in public education 86 years before the U. S Supreme Court did so to being the first place in the Nation to train African Americans and women to be commissioned as officers during war, the state has much to be proud of when it comes to civil rights and public service.
November 26, 2007