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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to give Opperman Lecture

He will deliver the 12th Dwight D. Opperman Lecture in Constitutional Law on Sept. 30.
June 14, 2010

Law graduate paves the way for future Drake law scholars

Even before he graduated, Philip De Koster developed a scholarship for third-year Drake law students.
June 14, 2010

Iowa State Bar Association president headlines Drake Law Commencement

Jane Lorentzen, LW'91, spoke to graduates about their "Time to Lead."
June 14, 2010

Drake remembers longtime supporter, alumnus Don Byers

He served on the Board of Counselors and was a key member of the Campaign Committee for Opperman Hall and Law Library.
June 14, 2010

Symposium addresses 'Same-Sex Marriage Divide'

Prominent experts debated both sides of the same-sex marriage issue.
June 14, 2010

New course prepares future lawyers to pass bar exam

The new class has helped more than 40 law students get prepared for the bar exam.
June 14, 2010

Law professor testifies before U.S. House agriculture committee

Neil Hamilton recently testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture and gave recommendations for creating a sustainable farm bill.
June 14, 2010

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

Two bills expanding children's rights in Iowa will take effect on July 1, thanks largely to the efforts of Drake law students.
June 14, 2010

Alumna named one of the Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40

Syeta Glanton, LW'05, was selected for her achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and involvement in the legal community.
June 14, 2010

Christian Science Monitor publishes opinion piece by Professor Kende

The piece examines whether or not the U.S should consider South African legal processes for Supreme Court nominations.
June 14, 2010

Clerkships help law students transition into legal careers

The Honors Judicial Internship program is expanding this summer and fall, placing students in Supreme Court clerkships.
June 11, 2010

Alumnus selected to lead Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Johnny Taylor, GR'91, LW'92, recently was named CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF).
June 9, 2010

Iowa Heartland RC&D joins Drake in local food campaign

Drake University is partnering with Iowa Heartland Resource Conservation and Development to expand the amount of healthy foods both grown on local farms and consumed in central Iowa.
May 26, 2010

Law graduate paves way for future Drake Law scholars

While many law graduates nationwide may be looking to recoup what they've spent to earn their degree, one Drake law student is already creating an opportunity through which he can give back. As he graduates, Opperman Scholar Philip De Koster is working to endow a scholarship for third-year Drake law students who are actively involved in mentoring fellow students.
May 18, 2010

Professor Hamilton testifies before U.S. House Agriculture Committee

Drake University Law Professor Neil Hamilton, director of Drake Law School's Agricultural Law Center, testified today before the full U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
May 13, 2010