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Moot Court team reaches quarterfinals at national competition

The Drake Law School National Moot Court team finished among the top 8 teams out of the 28 teams that competed in the final rounds of the National Moot Court Competition in New York City.
February 27, 2007

First-year orientation propels students into legal world

From attending an orientation at the Iowa State Capitol to witnessing a second-degree murder trial, first-year law students' educations are enhanced by law-in-action experiences.
February 27, 2007

Con Law Symposium promises controversial debate

This spring, the annual Drake Law School Constitutional Law Symposium will tackle a bold topic for debate: Does the U.S. Constitution thwart democracy? The event, titled "Our 'Undemocratic' American Constitution," is set for Saturday, April 7.
February 27, 2007

Foster children work with Drake law students to pass unique sibling visitation law in Iowa

Law school students and faculty at Drake are trying to improve children's rights in Iowa by trying out a novel idea -- asking foster children themselves what laws need to be changed to better protect them, and then enlisting those foster children to lobby lawmakers to pass that legislation.
February 27, 2007

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

Students' papers accepted for publication in esteemed law reviews

Two third-year Drake Law School students had articles about environmental law accepted recently for publication in nationally esteemed law reviews. Jess Phelps' "Much Ado About Decoupling: Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Recent European Union Agricultural Reform" will be included in the fall 2006 issue of Harvard Environmental Law Review
November 1, 2006

Law School Moot Court team places first in regionals

The Drake University Law School National Moot Court team finished first in a field of 14 teams at the regional rounds of the National Moot Court Competition held Nov. 16-18 in Vermillion, S.D. Drake and the second-place team from the University of South Dakota will advance
November 1, 2006

Middleton Center for Children's Rights celebrates its fifth birthday

Drake University Law School's Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children's Rights launched in 2001, rooted in the basic premise that children deserve the right to achieve their full potential.
November 1, 2006

Drake Relay: Chief Justice Lavorato passes gavel to Ternus

In addition to their degrees from Drake Law School, Marsha Ternus and Louis Lavorato share the same goals for Iowa's judicial system - equal access and administrative efficiency.
November 1, 2006

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