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Law School Commencement Ceremony

The Law School held its Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2006 in the Knapp Center at Drake University before a crowd of approximately 2,500. One hundred and fifty-nine members of the Class of 2006 received their Juris Doctor degrees in a ceremony attended by students, family and friends,
June 1, 2006

Drake grad Glinton practices law in paradise

Bryan Glinton, GR'93, LW'93, says this without a hint of irony: "The Bahamas is a hot jurisdiction right now." Glinton is talking about the business climate rather than the temperatures in his native Nassau. When it comes to business in the Bahamas, he's always got an eye on the thermometer.
June 1, 2006

Students selected for awards

The Law School faculty selected two students in late spring to receive awards. Brooke Timmer, 2005-06 Student Bar Association president, received the Iowa State Bar Association Award. The award is given to the graduating senior who by service, attitude and ability is expected to be the most successful member of the class in leadership and service to the Iowa State Bar.
June 1, 2006

Opperman boosts support of scholarship program

Dwight Opperman, a 1951 Drake Law alumnus, has donated $3 million to further endow the Opperman Scholar program. The fund awards five or more merit-based, full-tuition scholarships for outstanding first-year students, and the scholarships are renewable.
June 1, 2006

Pioneer gift kick-starts intellectual property effort

A $750,000 leadership gift from Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. is earmarked for a dynamic, new program in intellectual property law, Walker said. "We want the Drake Law School to be a national and international leader in intellectual property law," Drake Law School Dean David Walker said.
June 1, 2006

Kern family gift adds endowed chair

Through the generosity of Wane and Donna Kern, Drake Law School received a gift of $1.5 million to endow the Kern Family Chair. The focus of the chair is pursuant to the new strategic plan and on-going efforts to enhance Drake Law School.
June 1, 2006

Law School announces major gifts, effort

The Drake Law School announced $5.25 million worth of gifts at an alumni luncheon held during the Iowa State Bar Association's annual meeting
June 1, 2006

Chief prosecutor in Rwanda genocide trials visits Drake

Stephen Rapp, a former U.S. attorney in Iowa and a 1974 Drake Law School alumnus, is pursuing and prosecuting suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that left 800,000 dead.
April 1, 2006

Drake aims to make Law School one of the best in the Midwest

Drake President David Maxwell recently announced the University's commitment
April 1, 2006

Upcoming Symposium examines U.S. Supreme Court's role in social change

Legal scholars from across the nation will examine the U.S. Supreme Court's role in social change at the annual Drake University Law School Constitutional Law Symposium set for Saturday, April 8, with activities beginning at 8 a.m. in Cartwright Hall, 2621 Carpenter Avenue.
April 1, 2006

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thomas takes to podium at Drake Law School

United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spent the week of Feb. 6-10 as distinguished jurist in residence at Drake Law School, where he taught a Supreme Court seminar, met informally with students, faculty and staff and participated in a question-and-answer session with the entire Law School student body.
April 1, 2006

Faculty activity drives Law School achievement

The Drake Law School faculty members' expertise, research and activity within their fields continue to advance the profile and reputation of the school. Here's a look at what some faculty members have been up to this year:
April 1, 2006

Humanitarian alumna Vasquez honored at Supreme Court Celebration

Rose Vasquez, LW'85, the executive director of the Polk County (Iowa) Human Services Alliance, was honored as the Drake Law School's Alumna of the Year at the recent Supreme Court Banquet.
April 1, 2006

Drake Black Law students net regional accolade

The Drake Black Law Student Association chapter was named Chapter of the Year at the Midwest Regional Convention in Madison, Wis., in February. The chapter competed against 45 chapters among 12 states for the award, including heavyweight schools such as Notre Dame University
April 1, 2006

Drake Law students win regional contest in client counseling

The Drake Law School team of Kim Bartosh and Karin Derry recently won the regional American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition at William Mitchell Law School in St. Paul, Minn.
April 1, 2006