Tom Vilsack accepts a Drake Law School sweatshirt and mug from law students at a press conference announcing his appointment as visiting distinguished professor of law.
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“Governor Vilsack has been a thoughtful and knowledgeable voice on issues of importance at the local, state, regional and national levels,” said Drake University President David Maxwell. “We are very grateful for his willingness to share his knowledge, expertise and experience as a member of the
Along with Neil Hamilton, Drake’s Dwight D. Opperman distinguished professor of law, Vilsack will teach a May interim course focusing on legal issues relating to rural development and renewable energy. The course will consider policies being proposed for the 2007 Farm Bill as well as current state and USDA rural development programs.
Vilsack will give the keynote address at
Vilsack will be in residence at the
Prior to being elected the 40th governor of Iowa in 1998, Vilsack practiced law with his father-in-law in Mt. Pleasant, served as an Iowa State Senator from 1992-98 and was the mayor of Mt. Pleasant from 1987-92. Vilsack received a bachelor’s degree from
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