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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

Drake Law alumna, benefactor Bea Smith dies at age 92

Beatrix (Bea) Havens Smith, a 1950 alumna and prominent benefactor of Drake University Law School, passed away on Oct. 31.
November 3, 2016

Drake OUTLaws to host social justice panel Nov. 3

OUTLaws is hosting a panel Nov. 3 focused on social justice issues specifically related to the LGBTQ community and people of color.
October 28, 2016

Drake to host 23rd annual Halloween Hoops Oct. 27

The Drake Law Public Service Scholars are hosting the 23rd annual Halloween Hoops on Thursday, Oct. 27. The event is free and open to all Des Moines area children ages 3-11.
October 20, 2016

Weresh selected as Galen Distinguished Guest in Legal Writing

Professor Melissa Weresh has been selected to be an inaugural Galen Distinguished Guest in Legal Writing at the University of Oregon School of Law Oct. 20-22.
October 18, 2016