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From California to Iowa: 3L Torii Millet finds home at Drake

California-native Torii Millet never pictured herself in Iowa. Now a Drake 3L, she is a student leader and has accepted a clerkship for the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.
August 29, 2017

Drake Law alumnus serves as associate counsel for President Trump

Peter Coniglio, LW’78, recently completed a detail as an associate counsel to President Donald J. Trump, during which time he helped review candidates for federal government posts and prepared them for nomination hearings before they were considered for U.S. Senate approval.
August 22, 2017

Recent graduate Jenna Bishop shares the secret to her success as a Drake Law student

Jenna Bishop recently was named the graduating Drake Law student who shows the greatest promise of success in leadership in the Iowa Bar. Her secret to success? Getting involved and making the most of her time at Drake Law.
June 28, 2017

Recent graduate Cedric Adams leaves his mark on Drake Law School

When Cedric Adams graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2005, law school was not part of his immediate plan.
May 30, 2017

Drake 2L’s work leads to new Iowa revenge porn law being passed

When second-year Drake Law student Erin Romar attended a Drake Constitutional Law Center lecture in September 2016, she had no idea that she would soon help to change the lives of victims of revenge porn in Iowa.
May 3, 2017

Drake Law alumnus’ career path leads him to Silicon Valley

Over his career, Phillip Maroc, LW'92, has worked for multiple Silicon Valley companies, including the multinational computer software company Adobe Systems Inc., where he currently serves as senior legal counsel.
March 22, 2017

Professor Kende provides expertise in constitutional law

As director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center, Professor Mark Kende is frequently asked about constitutional law issues by local media as well as national publications such as Fortune Magazine and The Washington Post.
March 21, 2017

3L Shannon Bogolin uses personal experience to advocate for children

When Shannon Bogolin was 16 years old, she became a Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) and was placed in independent living. Now more than two decades later, she is getting her law degree to become an advocate for juveniles.
March 20, 2017

Q&A with SBA President Chas Cahill

Meet Chas Cahil, the newly elected 2017-18 president of the Drake Law School Student Bar Association (SBA).
March 9, 2017

Drake Law alumna balances military, law practice

In 2003, Kristina Stanger was sitting in Professor Matthew Doré’s class when she got a phone call—she was being deployed to Iraq. Stanger returned to finish law school; today, she continues to serve while practicing law and raising a family.
December 19, 2016

Professor Shontavia Johnson has big plans for IP Law Center

Shontavia Johnson has only been director of Drake’s Intellectual Property Law Center for less than six months but is already working to make the center a hub for agriculture, biotechnology, and entrepreneurship.
December 15, 2016

Drake 3L tries six felony jury trials

Drake Law third-year student Thomas Tolbert has tried six felony jury trials during his internship with the Polk County Attorney’s Office in Des Moines, Iowa.
December 14, 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