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Gov. Terry Branstad, LW’74, confirmed as U.S. ambassador to China

Drake Law School alumnus Terry Branstad, LW’74, the longest-serving governor in our nation’s history, has officially been confirmed as United States Ambassador to China.
May 22, 2017

Drake Law School celebrates Spring 2017 Commencement

Drake University Law School held its Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 12, in the Knapp Center.
May 18, 2017

Drake signs agreement with three HBCUs for law, pharmacy enrollment

Graduates of three Historically Black Colleges and Universities will be guaranteed scholarships upon admission to Drake's law and pharmacy programs as part of an ongoing effort to increase diversity among Drake’s student body.
May 15, 2017

Drake 3L awarded 2017 Medal of Excellence by American Bankruptcy Institute

Third-year Drake Law School student Alexandria Quinn has been honored with a Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) for her exceptional work in bankruptcy law.
May 11, 2017

Drake Law receives $500,000 grant to support entrepreneurs in low-income communities

Drake University Law School’s Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic has received a $500,000 grant to provide free legal services to current and aspiring entrepreneurs in low-income neighborhoods.
May 11, 2017

Drake 2L’s work leads to new Iowa revenge porn law being passed

When second-year Drake Law student Erin Romar attended a Drake Constitutional Law Center lecture in September 2016, she had no idea that she would soon help to change the lives of victims of revenge porn in Iowa.
May 3, 2017

Middleton Center for Children’s Rights to host panel commemorating landmark Gault case

On May 3, the Middleton Center for Children’s Rights will host a panel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark case In Re Gault, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles have the constitutional right to legal counsel.
April 14, 2017

Big IDEA Speaker Series to present "Protecting Mobile Apps and Software" April 20

Nichole Hayden, LW'04, of counsel at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, will present “Protecting Mobile Apps and Software—Patent Considerations for Startup Companies and Entrepreneurs” on April 20.
April 13, 2017

Drake Law School announces new Law Opportunity Leadership Program for diverse students

Drake Law School is partnering with Des Moines-area employers to establish the Law Opportunity Leadership Program, which provides internships, mentorship, and leadership training for five qualified law students from underrepresented groups.
March 30, 2017

Wade Leak of Sony Music to discuss legal perspective on music industry

Wade Leak of Sony Music Entertainment will give a free lecture as part of the Drake Intellectual Property Law Center’s Big IDEA Speaker Series on April 6.
March 28, 2017

Ambassador Stephen Rapp to present "In Pursuit of International Criminal Justice" April 6

Stephen Rapp, Drake Law alumnus and former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, will deliver a free lecture on international criminal justice April 6.
March 27, 2017

Drake Law alumnus’ career path leads him to Silicon Valley

Over his career, Phillip Maroc, LW'92, has worked for multiple Silicon Valley companies, including the multinational computer software company Adobe Systems Inc., where he currently serves as senior legal counsel.
March 22, 2017

Drake’s legal writing program ranked in top 20 by US News

Drake Law School’s legal writing program was ranked 18th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s 2018 Best Grad Schools list.
March 21, 2017

Professor Kende provides expertise in constitutional law

As director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center, Professor Mark Kende is frequently asked about constitutional law issues by local media as well as national publications such as Fortune Magazine and The Washington Post.
March 21, 2017

3L Shannon Bogolin uses personal experience to advocate for children

When Shannon Bogolin was 16 years old, she became a Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) and was placed in independent living. Now more than two decades later, she is getting her law degree to become an advocate for juveniles.
March 20, 2017