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Weresh to receive distinguished legal writing award

Melissa Weresh, professor of law at Drake University Law School, has been named the winner of the 2017 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing.
September 29, 2016

Professor Laurie Dore makes an impact on Drake Law students

Not many Drake Law students graduate without getting to know Professor Laurie Doré. She teaches required courses Civil Procedure I and II and Evidence, oversees the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Certificate program, and coaches Drake’s National Moot Court team.
September 20, 2016

Drake Law alumnus works as federal prosecutor for Department of Justice

From cocaine smugglers to war criminals to high-profile bank embezzlers, John Michelich, LW'77, has prosecuted all types of criminals during his 38-year career.
September 19, 2016

Drake 3L spends summer as legislative intern in Washington, D.C.

Third-year Drake Law student Jenna Kirsch spent the summer in Washington, D.C. working as a legislative intern for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley.
September 19, 2016

Big IDEA Speaker Series to bring IP law experts to campus

The Drake Intellectual Property Law Center is hosting the first-ever Big IDEA Speaker Series, which will feature three professionals in various topics of intellectual property (IP) law.
September 2, 2016

Drake Agricultural Law Center to co-host 2016 Food Law Student Leadership Summit

Drake Law School will welcome law students from around the country to the 2016 Food Law Student Leadership Summit Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
August 30, 2016

Drake Law to host visiting Chinese law students

Drake Law School will host 29 Chinese law students from the Southwest University of Political Science & Law (SWUPL) as part of the first-ever Introduction to American Law and Legal System Program in September.
August 26, 2016

Law professor to discuss “Guns, Speech, and Sex” on Sept. 15

Mary Anne Franks of the University of Miami School of Law will deliver “Guns, Speech, and Sex: The Rise of Constitutional Extremism" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in Cartwright Hall room 213.
August 15, 2016

Drake Law School to co-sponsor Iowa LGBT Rural Summit

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will serve as keynote speaker at the Iowa LGBT Rural Summit on Aug. 18, an event co-sponsored by Drake Law School to share information with LGBT people, families, and the community.
August 5, 2016

Johnson named one of ABA’s Top 40 Young Lawyers

Shontavia Johnson, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and director of the Intellectual Property Law Center, was selected to the ABA’s Top 40 Young Lawyers list, which recognizes young lawyers who exemplify high achievement, leadership, and community service.
August 4, 2016

Drake Law alumnus serves as Attorney General of American Samoa

When Eleasalo “Salo” Va’alele Ale, LW’94, left his home in American Samoa, he had the goal of someday returning to the islands to serve his community. He now serves as the Attorney General for American Samoa, a position he has held since 2014.
July 13, 2016

Foxhoven receives 2016 Friend of Children Award

Jerry Foxhoven, executive director of the Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic and professor of law at Drake University Law School, was recently named the 2016 recipient of the Friend of Children Award from the Coalition for Family and Children’s Services in Iowa.
July 11, 2016

Get to know Jerry Anderson, Drake Law School’s next dean

On July 1, Jerry Anderson, the Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professor of Law, will take over as dean of Drake Law School. He sat down for a Q&A to discuss his goals as dean, the current challenges facing legal education, and what sets Drake Law apart.
July 1, 2016

Johnson named director of Drake Intellectual Property Law Center

Shontavia Johnson, professor of law and the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, will take over as director of Drake Law School’s Intellectual Property Law Center on July 1, 2016.
June 30, 2016

Drake Law School employment rate among top in nation

According to data recently compiled by Drake Law School’s Career Development Office, 92.3 percent of the Drake Law Class of 2015 was employed 10 months after graduation, which ranks 36th out of 204 law schools nationwide and is well above the national average.
June 22, 2016