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Middleton Center advocates for juvenile court rule prohibiting routine shackling

Drake Law faculty and students in the Middleton Center for Children's Rights were instrumental in a new Juvenile Court Rule banning the routine shackling of children in juvenile court.
November 21, 2017

Drake wins regional ABA Arbitration Competiton

Drake Law School’s team won the regional ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition Nov. 10-11 to advance to the national finals for the fourth year in a row.
November 15, 2017

Michael Elliott of Nationwide joins inaugural MJ in Compliance class

Michael Elliott, an underwriting manager at Nationwide, is part of Drake's new MJ in Compliance and Risk Management program, which prepares professionals to meet government regulations and ethical standards.
November 10, 2017

1Ls argue before Iowa Court of Appeals in C. Edwin Moore Competition

Four Drake Law 1L students argued before the Iowa Court of Appeals during the final round of the C. Edwin Moore Competition, a voluntary oral advocacy competition offered to all first-year students.
October 23, 2017

Drake to host Halloween Hoops Oct. 24

Drake University will host the annual Halloween Hoops event on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The event is free and open to all Des Moines-area children ages 3-11.
October 23, 2017

Constitutional Law Center Distinguished Lecture Series to explore free speech in public schools

Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, will deliver a lecture titled "Free Speech in Public Schools: From Black Armbands to BONG HiTS FOR JESUS" on Oct. 26.
October 6, 2017

Drake Law program to discuss 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia

Drake Law School will host “50 Years from Loving to Today: The Role of Lawyers in Tackling Racial Injustice" on Oct. 3 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia.
September 28, 2017

Drake International Law Week is Oct. 2-5

Various events are planned for International Law Week on Oct. 2-5, including an international food fair, presentations on study abroad opportunities, a lecture on the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, and more.
September 28, 2017

Two Class of 2012 alumnae help Drake Law students succeed

Erin Lee Schneider, assistant dean for student services, and Brooke Axiotis, director of academic success programs, use their experience as Drake Law alumnae to help current students with issues ranging from exams to bar prep.
September 25, 2017

Drake 3L interns for international criminal tribunal in The Hague

Third-year Drake Law student Hannah Weeg recently completed an internship for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations court of law prosecuting war crimes that took place in the Balkans in the 1990s.
September 25, 2017

Company co-founded by Drake Law alumnus provides lighting around the world

Joe Crookham, LW'68, is co-founder and CEO of Musco Lighting, an Iowa-based company that provides lighting for the Super Bowl, the Olympics, national parks, Hollywood movie sets, and more.
September 25, 2017

Drake Law School to host Intro to American Law program for visiting Chinese students

Drake Law School is hosting 29 Chinese law students from the Southwest University of Political Science & Law (SWUPL) as part of the Law School’s second annual Introduction to the American Legal System and American Law Program.
September 1, 2017

From California to Iowa: 3L Torii Millet finds home at Drake

California-native Torii Millet never pictured herself in Iowa. Now a Drake 3L, she is a student leader and has accepted a clerkship for the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.
August 29, 2017

Berkeley Law dean to discuss free speech on campus at Constitution Day Lecture

Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California-Berkeley School of Law dean, will present "Free Speech on Campus" at the 2017 Constitution Day Lecture on Sept. 14.
August 29, 2017

Drake Law alumnus serves as associate counsel for President Trump

Peter Coniglio, LW’78, recently completed a detail as an associate counsel to President Donald J. Trump, during which time he helped review candidates for federal government posts and prepared them for nomination hearings before they were considered for U.S. Senate approval.
August 22, 2017