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Drake to host ‘A Celebration of Congressman Neal Smith’ on Sept. 21

Drake Law School will honor former U.S. Congressman Neal Smith, LW'50, on Sept. 21. The event will feature selections from a videotaped interview in which Smith reveals details of his nearly four decades in public service.
August 18, 2017

Drake Agricultural Law Center to host conference on soil health and water quality

The Drake Agricultural Law Center is hosting a state-wide conference to help landowners learn how to protect their land, care for their soil and water, and develop the value of their farmland.
July 26, 2017

Recent graduate Jenna Bishop shares the secret to her success as a Drake Law student

Jenna Bishop recently was named the graduating Drake Law student who shows the greatest promise of success in leadership in the Iowa Bar. Her secret to success? Getting involved and making the most of her time at Drake Law.
June 28, 2017

Erin Lain receives 2017 Gertrude Rush Award

Erin Lain, associate provost for campus equity and inclusion, received the 2017 Gertrude Rush Award from the Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys (IOWA) and the Iowa Chapter of the National Bar Association.
June 20, 2017

Former Drake Legal Clinic director to lead Iowa Department of Human Services

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds today appointed Drake University Law School Professor Jerry Foxhoven as director of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).
June 14, 2017

Recent graduate Cedric Adams leaves his mark on Drake Law School

When Cedric Adams graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2005, law school was not part of his immediate plan.
May 30, 2017

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