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eLaw November 2009

Law School hosts debate on legislation proposed to address same-sex marriage in Iowa

The discussion addressed questions Iowans should examine after the state Supreme Court approved same-sex marriage.
November 23, 2009

LAW EVENTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 -- DES MOINES Constitutional Law Distinguished Lecture -- "Same Sex Marriage, Labels, and Social Meaning" by Michael C. Dorf, the Robert S. Stevens professor of law at Cornell Law School, 3 p.m., room 213 in Cartwright Hall. SATURDAY, APRIL 10 -- DES MOINES Constitutional Law Symposium -- "The Same-Sex Marriage Divide," […]
November 23, 2009

Eighth Circuit Judge Steven Colloton hires law student for clerkship

Zach Hindman was selected for a one-year clerkship -- one of the most highly sought positions in the legal field.
November 23, 2009

Professor Neil Hamilton, students participate in international forums

Hamilton and two Drake students will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the United Nations Climate Change Conference next month.
November 23, 2009

Law dean presents new diploma to alumnus who lost his in a tornado

Allan Vestal recently visited Parkersburg, Iowa, to replace a law school diploma for alumnus and City Attorney Martin Petersen, whose firm was destroyed by a tornado.
November 23, 2009

Symposium on same-sex marriage set for April 10

Scholars will debate about the Iowa Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision and the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
November 23, 2009

Law students gain experience in revising criminal statute

Two law students are preparing a final proposal to amend an Iowa law that criminalizes the possession, manufacture and distribution of controlled substances.
November 23, 2009

PreLaw magazine taps Professor Clark as expert on human rights law

Hunter Clark was featured in preLaw magazine in a question-and-answer style story exploring human rights law.
November 23, 2009

Alumnus' firm again takes top spot in national law firm rankings

This marks the firm's fifth appearance in the top-10 of American Lawyers' "A-List," including its first place ranking in 2008.
November 23, 2009

Chinese intellectual property conference draws scholars from around globe

The conference drew nearly 50 scholars from more than five regions in China and five countries.
November 23, 2009

Law scholar sheds light on Thurgood Marshall's views on race, gender

More than 100 students, including a group of seven from the University of South Dakota School of Law, gathered to hear Taunya Banks speak about Marshall.
November 23, 2009

Law professor accepts national prize at U.S. Supreme Court

Melissa Heames Weresh received the 2009 Warren E. Burger Writing Competition Prize for her essay that examines the professional identity of novice lawyers.
November 23, 2009

Professor Ian Bartrum to present paper at national convention

He was selected to present the Association of American Law Schools Steven Gey Paper in Constitutional Law at the association’s 2010 annual convention.
November 23, 2009