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Students sponsor annual Court2Court 5K

The Drake Law School Public Interest Law Association (PILA) will host its annual Court2Court 5K on Saturday, April 18. The event is a benefit for Iowa Legal Aid (ILA) and the Poverty Law Internship Program that Iowa Legal Aid and Drake have run each summer for 20 years.
April 8, 2015

Drake 3L wins case in Iowa Supreme Court

Before graduating from law school, one student has already won two jury trials and a case before the Iowa Supreme Court. Austin Mouw, a third-year law student at Drake, received the good news on Friday: the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of his client.
April 8, 2015

Students to host free Community Easter Egg Hunt

Drake University Law School, Drake University, and Des Moines University student organizations will host the 3rd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 2-12, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4.
April 2, 2015

AAJ Mock Trial team advances to nationals

The Drake Law School AAJ Mock Trial teams competed in the Omaha regional tournament in mid-March. The Drake teams finished with a combined 9-1 record, with the sole loss resulting from one Drake team defeating the other in the regional final.
March 31, 2015

Kim Stamatelos named Drake Law’s 2015 Alumna of the Year

Drake Law is pleased to announce that this year’s 2015 Alumna of the Year Award will go to Kimberly Stamatelos, a 1981 graduate. She will be honored at the Supreme Court Banquet and 150th Anniversary Kickoff on Saturday, March 28.
March 24, 2015

Constitutional Law Symposium to explore government surveillance and personal privacy

The 2015 Constitutional Law Symposium, titled "Eyes and Ears Everywhere? Privacy in an Age of Government and Technological Intrusion," is set for Saturday, April 11.
March 16, 2015

Judge Gritzner named honorary member of The Order of the Coif

Judge James E. Gritzner, chief judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, was recently named an honorary member of the Drake Law chapter of The Order of the Coif.
March 12, 2015

Two Drake Law ABA appellate advocacy teams advance to nationals

Drake Law will have strong representation at the American Bar Association (ABA) National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Chicago in early April. Two Drake teams performed well through the competition to win the regional round and advance to nationals. Both Drake teams went undefeated through the entire competition.
March 12, 2015

Drake Law's IP Law program ranked among top 25 in nation

Drake Law School is home to one of the nation's 25 top Intellectual Property Law programs, according to U.S. News and World Report.
March 12, 2015

Drake Law named a Best Law School for Practical Training

Drake University Law School has been recognized as a “Best Law School for Practical Training” by The National Jurist. Drake is one of only 86 law schools to make the list.
February 25, 2015

Iowa Legislature congratulates Drake Law on 150 years

The Iowa Senate and House approved resolutions Wednesday congratulating Drake University on the 150th anniversary of the founding of its law school.
February 18, 2015

Drake Law celebrates $3 million estate gift

This week Drake Law celebrates the generous gift of over $3 million to endow law scholarships from the estate of William (Bill) Litton, LW’48. Litton passed away in July 2014.
February 18, 2015

From private practice to the Department of Justice, Drake Law alumnus' experiences span the globe

Ryan Rohlfsen, LW’99, graduated law school having accomplished a lot: member of Drake Law Review, a C. Edwin Moore winner, the Rodney L. Hudson Supreme Court Oral Argument top advocate, and high honors.
February 13, 2015

Vice President Biden to visit Drake

The U.S. Vice President's office announced today that on Thursday, Feb, 12, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa to deliver remarks on the Administration's economic policies.
February 12, 2015

Drake Law student receives Story County Bar Association scholarship

The Story County Bar Association presented its seventh annual Katherine Finn Milleman Memorial Scholarship to Drake University law student Daniel Johnston during a late-January luncheon at the Gateway Conference Center in Ames. The luncheon took place during the Story County Bar Association’s annual Bench-Bar continuing legal education seminar.
February 3, 2015