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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

Professor McCord honored for community service

This year's recipient of the community service award was David McCord, professor of law at Drake Law School. McCord is a founding organizer of the Meals from the Heartland program at Drake, which attracts nearly 4,000 volunteers per year to package more than 4 million meals in five days to deliver around the world.
September 27, 2010

Public Service Speakers Series continues with U.S. District Judge John Jarvey

Drake Law School's Public Service Speakers Series will continue with a free, public lecture by U.S. District Judge John Jarvey of the Southern District of Iowa on National Public Service Day -- Thursday, Oct. 7.
September 24, 2010

Drake law professor to speak at major music industry conference

Peter K. Yu, the Kern family chair in intellectual property law at Drake University, will speak at a high-profile entertainment law conference in Nashville on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
September 23, 2010

Farmers, consumers celebrate growing season at Harvest Party

People who grow, sell and eat locally grown foods came together last Sunday to celebrate the 2010 growing season through preparing and consuming dishes with everything from grass-fed beef to wine and fresh produce.
September 20, 2010

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