Newsroom

Home  »  Newsroom  »  Drake News  »  Law School News

Law School News

Drake hosts harvest party featuring Buy Fresh Buy Local foods

Drake University will host a Harvest Party in celebration of the 2010 growing season on Sunday, Sept. 19, featuring small plates of local food that will bring the people together who grow, sell and eat locally grown foods.
September 15, 2010

Law School launches Public Service Speakers Series Sept. 29

Nick Drees, the federal public defender for both the Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa, will give the first address in the Drake Law School's Public Service Speakers Series, which begins Wednesday, Sept. 29.
September 14, 2010

Drake celebrates Constitution Day

Two Drake University law professors will speak as part of Drake Law School's Constitution Day celebration in a program on Friday, Sept. 17, titled, "The Constitution as a Conversation."
September 13, 2010

Drake Law School dean discusses Iowa's merit system of selecting judges

Drake Law School Dean Allan Vestal and retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor were among four panelists who defended Iowa's merit system of selecting judges and warned against injecting politics into the court system during a discussion Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Hotel Fort Des Moines.
September 9, 2010

U.S. State Department publishes Drake Law professor's article on internet freedom

A commissioned article by Peter K. Yu, the Kern family chair in intellectual property law at Drake University, has been published and translated into multiple languages by the U.S. State Department.
September 8, 2010

Movie trailer features Drake courtroom

The Neal and Bea Smith Law Center at Drake University Law School can be seen several times during a trailer for the movie "Smitty."  
August 30, 2010

Law professor quoted in national publication

Russ Lovell, professor of law, and Rachel Paine Caufield, associate professor of politics, were quoted in the National Law Journal on Monday, Aug. 23.
August 25, 2010

Drake law alumna selected as judge

Romonda Belcher Ford, a 1995 graduate of Drake University Law School, recently was selected as Iowa’s first female African-American judge.
August 25, 2010

Legal Insurer ARAG announces scholarship program for Drake law students

Legal insurer ARAG® has announced the creation of the ARAG Chad Hensley Diversity Scholarship at Drake Law School in honor of Chad Hensley, a former company executive, ARAG board member and Drake Law School graduate.
August 25, 2010

Professor Yu headlines online games, virtual policy conference in Scotland

Peter K. Yu, director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School, will speak at the Digital Interactive Symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland on Aug. 27.
August 19, 2010

Drake professor named president-elect of national legal writing organization

Melissa Heames Weresh, professor of law at Drake University, recently was elected president-elect for 2010-12 to the Legal Writing Institute, a national legal writing organization.
August 16, 2010

Professor Begleiter's article featured on top 10 download list

An article by Martin Begleiter, the Ellis and Nelle Levitt professor of law at Drake Law School, recently was listed on the Social Science Research Network's (SSRN) Top Ten download list for Wills, Trusts and Estates Law eJournal.
August 2, 2010

Drake law professor publishes third edition of textbook

Drake University law professor Jerry L. Anderson and his writing partner Dennis D. Hirsch recently published the third edition of their textbook "Environmental Law Practice: Problems and Exercises for Skills Development."
July 29, 2010

Drake law professor contends banking bill protects consumers

Cathy Lesser Mansfield, professor of law at Drake Law School, foresaw the recent financial crisis coming back in 2000, when she testified before Congress about problems in the subprime mortgage lending industry.
July 15, 2010

Drake law students play key role in expanding children's rights in Iowa

Two bills expanding children's rights in Iowa take effect today, thanks largely to the efforts of Drake law students involved in the Law School's Legislative Practice Center and Middleton Center for Children's Rights.
July 1, 2010