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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

Drake Law named Top 25 Best Law School for Practical Training

Drake Law School has been recognized as a Top 25 Best Law School for Practical Training by The National Jurist. Schools are rated based on factors including the percentage of students who participate in clinics, externships, simulation courses, and interschool skills competitions.
March 22, 2016

Drake Law team advances to AAJ Mock Trial national finals

A Drake Law School team won the regional American Association for Justice (AAJ) National Student Trial Advocacy Competition to advance to the national finals. This marks the third consecutive year Drake has won the regional title.
March 16, 2016

Drake team wins ABA appellate advocacy regionals

Drake Law School’s team of Thomas Bakke (3L), Anagha Dixit (3L), and Daniel Peacock (2L) was crowned champion at the regional ABA Law School Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Boston. Drake was also awarded the top brief in the region.
March 15, 2016

Drake 3L advocates for first-ever Girls Court in Iowa

Laura McGuire, a third-year Drake Law School student, contributed to the establishment of the first-ever Girls Court in Iowa. The Girls Court, called Too Good to Lose (TGTL), opened in Polk County in early March.
March 14, 2016

Alumna uses law degree to fight for civil rights

Less than three years out of law school, Latrice Lacey, LW'13, serves as executive director of the Davenport Civil Rights Commission, which works to investigate discrimination complaints and provide civil rights education.
March 14, 2016

Professor Jerry Foxhoven leads efforts for juveniles in Iowa

In addition to his duties as executive director of the Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic and professor at Drake Law School, Jerry Foxhoven has spent a lot of time involved in various efforts supporting juveniles in Iowa.
March 14, 2016

2016 Constitutional Law Symposium is April 9

The Drake Constitutional Law Center is once again hosting its annual Constitutional Law Symposium on Saturday, April 9, 8 a.m.-noon, Cartwright Hall, Room 213.
March 10, 2016

ABA President Paulette Brown to speak at Supreme Court Banquet

Paulette Brown, the first African-American female president of the American Bar Association (ABA), will serve as the keynote speaker at the 79th Annual Supreme Court Celebration Banquet.
March 2, 2016

Q&A with SBA President Allie Quinn

Meet Allie Quinn, the newly elected president of the Drake Law School Student Bar Association.
March 2, 2016

Drake Law students study agricultural law in Cuba

A group of Drake Law School students recently visited Cuba during the January Term to study agricultural law.
February 22, 2016

Drake Law Diversity Week is Feb. 22-26

Drake Law School will celebrate Diversity Week Feb. 22-26 with various events hosted by Drake Law student organizations.
February 18, 2016

Drake Law to host Intellectual Property Law CLE March 24-25

Drake Law School will host the 2016 Intellectual Property Law CLE on March 24-25 at the Neal and Bea Smith Law Center. The event will cover cutting-edge topics including 2016 patent reform issues, PTAB practice, and ag/biotech patent law.
February 15, 2016