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Drake Law students selected to attend food law summit

Drake Law students Caitlin Andersen, Natalie Ginty, Sable Joseph, and Kelly Nuckolls attended the first-ever Food Law Student Leadership Summit at Harvard Law School. They were among 100 students from more than 50 law schools nationwide selected to participate in the event.
November 6, 2015

Eighth Circuit to hold arguments at Drake

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit will hold oral arguments in the Neal and Bea Smith Law Center courtroom on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m.
October 21, 2015

Drake 2L's question aired during Democratic debate

Sterling Arthur Wilkins, a second-year Drake Law School student, was spotlighted on national television when his viewer question was aired during the CNN Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13.
October 16, 2015

Drake to host annual Halloween Hoops Oct. 29

On Thursday, Oct. 29, Drake University is hosting the 22nd annual Halloween Hoops for Des Moines area children ages 3-11. The event will include games, giveaways, face painting, food, and more.
October 14, 2015

Drake Law to sponsor diversity and inclusion event

Drake Law School is sponsoring “The Past, Present, and Future of Diversity and Inclusion within the Central Iowa Legal Community” on Friday, Oct. 23.
October 9, 2015

Drake International Law Week is Oct. 12-15

Drake Law School has planned various events and speakers to celebrate International Law Week on Oct. 12-15, including a lecture on constitutionalism in other countries, an international food fair, presentations on study abroad opportunities, and more.
October 7, 2015

Drake Constitutional Law Center and League of Women Voters to host lecture

The Drake University Constitutional Law Center and the League of Women Voters will host a lecture on Oct. 14 featuring Professor Mark Kende. His speech is titled “Amending the U.S. Constitution: Modernization or Foolhardiness?”
September 30, 2015

Drake Agricultural Law Center to host conference on soil and water conservation policy

The Drake University Agricultural Law Center will host a two-day conference “Sustaining Our Iowa Land (SOIL): The Past, Present, and Future of Iowa’s Soil and Water Conservation Policy” Nov. 19-20.
September 29, 2015

Drake Law alumna returns to her roots as first woman on Hy-Vee's legal team

Shannon Woods’ first job was at Hy-Vee. She grew up in Chariton, Iowa, which was home to one of Hy-Vee’s first corporate offices in the 1940s. And she worked for Hy-Vee all through college. So it made sense for Woods to return to Hy-Vee, Inc. as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary last year.
September 22, 2015

Professor Pattison advocates for children's rights

Brent Pattison became inspired to be a lawyer for children while working at a homeless youth shelter in college. Now the director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children's Rights and associate clinical professor at Drake Law School, Pattison advocates for children and teaches students interested in juvenile law.
September 22, 2015

Drake 3L assists with first-degree murder case, appears on Dateline NBC

When Mallory Weiser began her internship with the Polk County Attorney’s Office, she had no idea she would end up on national television. The third-year Drake Law student assisted prosecutors in a first-degree murder case and sat at the counsel table during the trial, which was recently spotlighted on Dateline NBC.
September 22, 2015

Drake Law School to host 150th Anniversary Block Party

Drake University Law School will host a block party Friday, Oct. 2 in celebration of the school's 150th anniversary.
September 10, 2015

Drake 3L interns for Polk County probate judge

As a third-year law student, Brianna Vaughn knew she was interested in probate. To get more experience in the field, she spent her last semester at Drake Law School working as a judicial intern for Polk County Associate Probate Judge Craig Block.
September 4, 2015

Tracey Meares to deliver 2015 Constitution Day Lecture

Tracey Meares, Yale Law School professor and one of the nation’s experts on race relations and law enforcement, is the featured speaker for the 2015 Drake University Constitution Day Lecture Sept. 17.
September 2, 2015

Justice Mansfield to speak at Iowa Constitution Lecture

Iowa Supreme Court Justice Edward M. Mansfield will serve as the featured speaker at the annual Judge James Grant Iowa Constitution Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 15. The event is free and open to the public.
September 2, 2015