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Drake Law alumna works for LA County Public Defender's Office

Nicole Rommero, LW’13, is an attorney at the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, where she handles misdemeanor offenses ranging from domestic violence and prostitution to battery, assault with a deadly weapon, and DUI cases.
December 11, 2017

Drake Law student helps immigrants in Iowa

Raziel Argueta comes from a family of immigrants. Today, he is a second-year Drake Law student and a law clerk at the Law Office of Sonia Parras, PLLC in Des Moines, Iowa, where he works on immigration cases.
December 11, 2017

Q&A with Professor Natalie Banta

Get to know Natalie Banta, who joined Drake Law School this fall as an associate professor of law. She teaches Wills and Trusts, Property, and Federal Income Tax, has published articles on digital asset inheritance, and presents on the topic at conferences nationwide.
December 8, 2017

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 Competition

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