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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

Johnson receives 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award

Shontavia Johnson, professor of law at Drake Law School, has been selected as a recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity’s 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award. She will be recognized along with the other honorees in the publication's September STEM issue.
June 21, 2016

Drake student gains practical experience with Iowa Supreme Court, Secretary of State

Sable Joseph is trying to fit as many experiences as she can into her three years at Drake Law – from an externship with the Iowa Supreme Court to clerking for the Iowa Secretary of State's Office.
June 15, 2016

Drake Law celebrates Spring 2016 Commencement

Drake University Law School held its Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, in the Knapp Center.
May 18, 2016

Professor Doré receives Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award

Matthew Doré, the Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professor of Law at Drake University Law School, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Madelyn Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award.
May 3, 2016

Drake Law students spend break volunteering in New Orleans

Ten Drake Law School students participated in a volunteer trip to New Orleans this spring, where they put in more than 300 cumulative hours of volunteer work with The Pro Bono Project.
April 29, 2016

Drake Law to co-sponsor 4th Annual Corporate Counsel Forum

Drake University Law School and the Iowa Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC-IA) are co-sponsoring the Fourth Annual Corporate Counsel Forum on June 3.
April 27, 2016

Drake 3L named 2016 Distinguished Law Student by American College of Bankruptcy

Danielle Scimeca, a third-year student at Drake Law School, has been selected as a 2016 Distinguished Law Student for the Eighth Circuit by the American College of Bankruptcy.
April 12, 2016

Drake Law students teach legal rights to juveniles in #KnowJustice project

The Middleton Center for Children's Rights has partnered with ArtForceIowa to establish the #KnowJustice project for Iowa youth in the judicial system. The project teaches youth about the legal process, and then helps them express what they learn through art.
April 10, 2016

Middleton Center and Drake Law Review to co-host child welfare CLE

The Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights and the Drake Law Review are co-sponsoring a panel discussion and reception titled “Child Welfare and Our Youngest Children” on April 22.
April 9, 2016

Gov. Terry Branstad, LW’74, named Drake Law Alumnus of the Year

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, LW’74, has been named the 2016 Drake Law Alumnus of the Year. He will be honored at the Law School’s 79th Annual Supreme Court Celebration Banquet on April 2.
March 23, 2016