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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

Zwagerman named president-elect of American Agricultural Law Association

Jennifer Zwagerman, director of career development and associate director of the Agricultural Law Center at Drake Law School, has been named president-elect of the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA).
October 14, 2016

Drake selected to host National Moot Court Competition regionals

Drake Law School will host a regional round of the 67th Annual National Moot Court Competition Nov. 17-19.
October 11, 2016

Drake International Law Week is Oct. 10-13

Drake Law School has planned various events to celebrate 2016 International Law Week, including an international food fair, presentations on study abroad opportunities, a lecture on the global impact of the U.S. Constitution, and more.
October 9, 2016

Yale Law professor to discuss same-sex marriage at Constitutional Law Center lecture

Reva Siegel of Yale Law School will present “Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Constitutionalism through the Lens of Consensus and Conflict" at the Drake Constitutional Law Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series Oct. 27.
October 3, 2016

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