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Visiting University of Havana professors to lecture on impact of Cuban embargo

Three visiting professors from the University of Havana, Cuba, will present “The Impact of the Blockade on Cuban Society and Perspectives on the New Policy on Foreign Investment in Cuba" on March 8 at Drake Law School.
February 23, 2017

Constitutional Law Center Distinguished Lecture Series to explore Thirteenth Amendment

Professor Kurt Lash of the University of Illinois College of Law will deliver a lecture titled “On the 150th Anniversary of the Reconstruction Amendments: The Two Thirteenth Amendments” on March 2.
February 16, 2017

Wilson White of Google to lecture at Big IDEA Speaker Series

Wilson L. White, public policy and government relations senior counsel at Google, will give a free lecture on artificial intelligence as part of the Drake Intellectual Property Law Center’s Big IDEA Speaker Series.
February 2, 2017

Drake Law School forms partnership to update Sustainable Community Development Code

Drake is part of a project to update the Sustainable Community Development Code, which provides local governments with the most innovative, up-to-date land use standards to promote sustainable development.
February 1, 2017

Drake introduces new compliance and risk management program

Drake Law School and the College of Business and Public Administration are offering a new compliance and risk management program, which includes a professional certificate, a Master of Jurisprudence degree, and a Master of Laws degree.
January 27, 2017

Jurs named chair of AALS Section on Evidence

Andrew Jurs, professor of law at Drake Law School, was recently named chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Evidence.
January 25, 2017

Drake Law students help secure commutation for inmate

Students in Drake Law School’s Federal Criminal Law course helped one man secure a commutation by President Barrack Obama, reducing a life sentence to 30 years.
January 24, 2017

Rosenbloom named Distinguished Environmental Scholar

Jonathan Rosenbloom, professor of law at Drake Law School, was named a Distinguished Environmental Scholar by Vermont Law School as part of its 2017 Distinguished Summer Scholars program.
January 13, 2017

Drake Law alumna balances military, law practice

In 2003, Kristina Stanger was sitting in Professor Matthew Doré’s class when she got a phone call—she was being deployed to Iraq. Stanger returned to finish law school; today, she continues to serve while practicing law and raising a family.
December 19, 2016

Professor Shontavia Johnson has big plans for IP Law Center

Shontavia Johnson has only been director of Drake’s Intellectual Property Law Center for less than six months but is already working to make the center a hub for agriculture, biotechnology, and entrepreneurship.
December 15, 2016

Drake 3L tries six felony jury trials

Drake Law third-year student Thomas Tolbert has tried six felony jury trials during his internship with the Polk County Attorney’s Office in Des Moines, Iowa.
December 14, 2016

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, LW’74, selected as ambassador to China

President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a 1974 alumnus of Drake University Law School, to serve as ambassador to China.
December 7, 2016

Drake places second, third at regional ABA Arbitration Competition

Drake’s two teams placed second and third at the regional ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition. The team of Manuel Cornell, Jordan Garrison-Nickerson, Nicholas Rauch, and Monika Sehic will advance to the national finals in Chicago.
December 6, 2016

Drake National Moot Court team wins regional competition

Drake Law School’s team of James Duff, Christopher Kreuder, and Julia Steggerda-Corey placed first at the Region 14 National Moot Court Competition Nov. 17-19.
November 21, 2016

Drake named top 12 Best Value Private Law School in nation

Drake University Law School has been ranked #12 in the 2016 Best Value Private Law Schools list by preLaw magazine. This marks the fourth year in a row Drake Law School was recognized.
November 14, 2016