Drake University Law School earned an A+ ranking for human rights law in preLaw magazine, placing Drake among the top ten law schools in the nation for this field. 

The publication based the rankings on law schools’ offerings in human rights law, including clinical programs, certificates, externships, partnerships, and courses. The results are reported in preLaw’s Back to School 2023 issue. 

The issue highlights the collaboration between Drake Law School and attorneys from Dentons Davis Brown to organize an LGBTQ+ legal clinic. The clinic offered guidance to members of the LGBTQ+ community, addressing concerns such as legal name changes, sex designation changes, and health care provisions such as powers of attorney.

Breanna Young, attorney at Dentons Davis Brown and former adjunct professor at Drake Law School said, “We saw a real need to step up and help empower and protect people by helping them get their legal documents in place.”

Read the full issue online. (page 39)

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