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eLaw September 2007

Drake Law Review issue on judicial independence well received

In its fourth annual collaborative issue with the American Judicature Society, the Drake Law School published the proceedings of their joint symposium on judicial selection and judicial independence. The issue titled "Symposium on Judicial Independence: The Continuing Effect of White on State Judicial Selection," was nationally distributed and well received by both federal and state judges.
September 11, 2007

Law School Events

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 • Drake Law School alumni and friends are invited to gather for an exciting evening of dinner and entertainment with Latin jazz genius Nachito Herrera at the Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet, Minneapolis. The cost is $25 per person. For more information, contact Jennifer Allamby at 515-271-1877 or Jennifer.allamby@drake.edu. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 • Drake […]
September 11, 2007

Summer 2007 a success for Drake Legal Clinic faculty

From publishing articles to winning cases to preparing students, the Drake University Legal Clinic faculty members deserve a round of applause.
September 11, 2007

Conference explores risk and responsibility in the 21st century

Nationally known legal scholars, attorneys and government leaders gathered Sept. 7, at Drake University Law School for a conference on risk and responsibility convened by former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, a visiting distinguished professor of law at Drake.
September 11, 2007

Drake law alumni and all that jazz

The award-winning Drake Jazz Band provided a colorful backdrop for the Law School Reunion this summer. Law grads reconnected with old friends on June 8-9 in Des Moines. On Saturday, alumni met for breakfast and toured the Law School and Legal Clinic with David Walker, dean of the Law School.
September 11, 2007

Drake Law School invites students and citizens to celebrate Constitution Day

The Drake Law School will celebrate and educate students and citizens on Constitution Day from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17.
September 11, 2007

Using land and natural resources to revitalize rural Iowa

The Drake University Law School will kick off the 25th anniversary celebration of its Agricultural Law Center with "Rural Lands Rural Livelihoods: Using Land and Natural Resources to Revitalize Rural Iowa," a conference and art show beginning Thursday, Sept. 20.
September 11, 2007

Distinguished Georgetown scholar to discuss wealth and inequality on Oct. 5

Emma Jordan, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, will open the 2007-08 Constitutional Law Distinguished Lecture Series at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, in room 213 of Cartwright Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public is titled "Wealth and Inequality: Thinking about Communities and Individualism."
September 11, 2007

Drake Law School alums recognized by Iowa State Bar Association

The Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) recently recognized four Drake Law School alumni James Carney, LW'75, David Brown, LW'75, Jane Lorentzen, LW'91, and Dan Moore, LW'77.
September 11, 2007

Law School gains increase in enrollment for 2007-08 academic year

While law schools across the Midwest and even the nation saw an average decrease in applicants by 4.3 percent this year, Drake Law School broke the trend with a 6% increase in applicants for the year.
September 11, 2007

Kende and Yu represented Drake at international conference in Berlin

Mark Kende, the James Madison chair in constitutional law and director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center, and Peter Yu, the Kern family chair in intellectual property law and director of the Drake Intellectual Property Law Center, participated in the 2007 Annual Meetings of the Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on Sociology of Law at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, from July 25-28.
September 11, 2007

Drake Student Bar Association named best in nation

The Student Bar Association at Drake University Law School recently received the SBA of the Year award from the American Bar Association/Law Student Division.
September 11, 2007

Walker to step down as Law School dean next May

David S. Walker, dean of Drake University Law School and the Dwight D. Opperman distinguished professor of law, has notified the University and the Law School that he will resign as dean at the end of the 2007-08 academic year and return to the faculty.
September 11, 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 […]
September 11, 2007