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U.S. State Department publishes Drake law professor's article on Internet freedom

A commissioned article by Peter K. Yu has been published and translated into multiple languages by the U.S. State Department.
October 11, 2010

Law alumna selected as first black female judge in Iowa

Romonda Belcher, LW'95, recently was selected as Iowa's first female African-American judge.
October 11, 2010

Public Service Speakers Series features U.S. District Judge John Jarvey

U.S. District Judge John Jarvey of the Southern District of Iowa gave a free, public lecture Oct. 7.
October 11, 2010

Justice Alito offers an 'oral' history lesson and opines on televised hearings

Samuel A. Alito Jr. said televising hearings would change the nature of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.
October 11, 2010

Drake's experts on judicial selection field media calls, write opinion pieces

Dean Allan Vestal and former Dean David Walker co-published an op-ed on rejecting the efforts to change Iowa's judicial selection process. American Judicature Society research fellow Rachel Paine Caufield was quoted by the New York Times.
October 11, 2010

Law School gains two new faculty members

Assistant Professors of Law Shontavia Johnson and Jonathan Rosenbloom joined the Drake Law School faculty this August.
October 11, 2010

Professor McCord receives Madelyn M. Levitt Award for Community Service

David McCord received the award during the University's recent Fall Faculty and Staff Convocation.
October 11, 2010

Drake Law dean serves as panelist on Iowa's merit system of selecting judges

Dean Allan Vestal and retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor also warned against injecting politics into the court system.
October 11, 2010

Professor Hamilton featured in DSM Magazine

Neil Hamilton, professor of law and the Dwight D. Opperman chair of law and director of the Agricultural Law Center, was featured for his contribution to the field of sustainable agriculture.
October 11, 2010

Law students offer legal advice for homeless veterans

Four Drake University law students offered legal assistance to more than 30 homeless veterans during the Veteran's Administration StandDown last month.
October 7, 2010

Recent law graduate places in writing competition

Michael Eganhouse, LW'10, won fourth place in the Mary Moers Weing Writing Competition.
October 5, 2010

Justice Alito lectures on televised hearings at Drake

Televising hearings would impact the nature of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court and may require changes to the way the Court conducts business.
October 4, 2010

Drake to host bipartisan forum on politics, campaign money, Iowa courts

Republican and Democratic student groups at Drake Law School will band together with the bipartisan Iowans for Fair and Impartial Courts on Tuesday, Oct. 5, for a community forum. The event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on Iowa's court system and the influence of campaign money and politics in judicial retention elections.
September 28, 2010

French professor to give guest lecture on legal status of Roma

Renaud Colson Renaud Colson, vice dean of international relations at the University of Nantes in France, will deliver a lecture at Drake Law School on "France and the Gypsies" on Wednesday, Sept. 29.
September 28, 2010

Drake law dean, faculty speak up on judicial selection process

Drake University Law School Dean Allan Vestal and former Dean David Walker co-published an op-ed in the Des Moines Register on rejecting the efforts to change Iowa's judicial selection process.
September 27, 2010