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National Bar Association archives to be transferred to Drake Law School Library

The Drake Law School will dedicate the transfer of National Bar Association (NBA) archives from the Des Moines Public Library to the Drake Law School Library on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, with a program, ribbon-cutting and reception. Linnes Finney Jr., president of the NBA, is scheduled to speak at the event.
November 1, 2006

Students, faculty join in exchanges with Chinese university

Two students chosen through a rigorous selection process at Southwestern University of Politics and Law in Chongqing, China, are enrolled in Drake University Law School this year as part of the Law School's efforts to develop exchange programs with Southwestern and enhance international initiatives already in place.
November 1, 2006

Law professor Keith Miller offers new class

While in Las Vegas last November for a Drake Law School alumni reception, something other than the Strip's legendary flashiness impressed Keith Miller, Drake's Ellis and Nelle Levitt distinguished professor of law.
November 1, 2006

Drake Constitutional Law Center hosts two speakers

Jack M. Balkin, the Knight professor of constitutional law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, spoke at Drake's observance of Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 21, to a standing room-only crowd in Room 213 of Cartwright Hall.
November 1, 2006

Amanda Knief, LW'06, wins top ABA writing award

Amanda Knief, LW'06, recently received the top prize in the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence 2006 Law Student Writing Contest for the submission of her paper titled, "Gender Bias in Asylum Law: Recognizing Persecution Against Women and Girls."
November 1, 2006

Save the dates for upcoming lecture and symposium

Mary L. Dudziak, the Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado professor of law, history and political science at the University of California Law School, will give a lecture at Drake Law School at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007.
November 1, 2006

Agricultural Law Center hosts first national garden policy conference

The Drake University Agricultural Law Center hosted a two-day conference in September called "Gardens for All: People, Plants and Policy." This first national effort to examine the impact public policy has on gardening drew an enthusiastic audience of more than 100 attendees from 25 states and nations.
November 1, 2006

Drake Law alumni rack up successes

Christine Branstad, LW'94, was recently appointed as director of legal network management and development at ARAG, a leading legal services provider based in Des Moines.
November 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

Faculty News

Aspen Publishers Inc. recently published the latest edition of "Problems and Materials on Decedents' Estates and Trusts," on which Martin Begleiter, Ellis and Nelle Levitt distinguished professor of law, is a new co-author. The text is the second-most widely used book of cases and materials on wills and trusts in legal education.
June 1, 2006

Steiger fellow protects consumers at Iowa AG's office

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law recently named Jason Yates, a Drake University Law School student, a 2006 Janet D. Steiger Fellow. The Steiger Fellowship Project is a full-time summer fellowship program open to all first- and second-year law students throughout the United States.
June 1, 2006

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