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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

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

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

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