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Drake Law 2L finds calling in civil and human rights

New York-native Jasmine Meikle fuels her passion to help others in her internship with the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission.
April 24, 2018

Former Supreme Court Competition winner Lori Bullock, LW'14, returns to argue before Iowa Supreme Court as attorney

When Lori Bolluck was a third-year Drake Law student, she presented oral arguments to the Iowa Supreme Court during the Law School’s Supreme Court Competition. Four years later, she returned to campus to argue before the Iowa Supreme Court as an attorney.
April 20, 2018

Professor Schor takes unexpected path to constitutional law

After immigrating to the U.S. from Argentina as a child, Miguel Schor researched Latin American constitutions as part of his graduate studies. That work led him to constitutional law and comparative constitutionalism; today, he teaches at Drake Law School and recently published a book on the topic.
April 20, 2018

Q&A with Student Bar Association President Jackson O'Brien

Meet Jackson O’Brien, the 2018-19 president of the Drake Law School Student Bar Association (SBA).
April 11, 2018

Two former journalists pursue law degrees at Drake

Drake Law students come from a variety of backgrounds. Two first-year students—Joel Aschbrenner and Grant Rodgers—are former reporters for the Des Moines Register.
April 9, 2018

Drake Law alumna works for LA County Public Defender's Office

Nicole Rommero, LW’13, is an attorney at the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, where she handles misdemeanor offenses ranging from domestic violence and prostitution to battery, assault with a deadly weapon, and DUI cases.
December 11, 2017

Drake Law student helps immigrants in Iowa

Raziel Argueta comes from a family of immigrants. Today, he is a second-year Drake Law student and a law clerk at the Law Office of Sonia Parras, PLLC in Des Moines, Iowa, where he works on immigration cases.
December 11, 2017

Q&A with Professor Natalie Banta

Get to know Natalie Banta, who joined Drake Law School this fall as an associate professor of law. She teaches Wills and Trusts, Property, and Federal Income Tax, has published articles on digital asset inheritance, and presents on the topic at conferences nationwide.
December 8, 2017

Michael Elliott of Nationwide joins inaugural MJ in Compliance class

Michael Elliott, an underwriting manager at Nationwide, is part of Drake's new MJ in Compliance and Risk Management program, which prepares professionals to meet government regulations and ethical standards.
November 10, 2017

Two Class of 2012 alumnae help Drake Law students succeed

Erin Lee Schneider, assistant dean for student services, and Brooke Axiotis, director of academic success programs, use their experience as Drake Law alumnae to help current students with issues ranging from exams to bar prep.
September 25, 2017

Drake 3L interns for international criminal tribunal in The Hague

Third-year Drake Law student Hannah Weeg recently completed an internship for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations court of law prosecuting war crimes that took place in the Balkans in the 1990s.
September 25, 2017

Company co-founded by Drake Law alumnus provides lighting around the world

Joe Crookham, LW'68, is co-founder and CEO of Musco Lighting, an Iowa-based company that provides lighting for the Super Bowl, the Olympics, national parks, Hollywood movie sets, and more.
September 25, 2017

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