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Drake Law Review Again Receives Top 40 Ranking

Drake Law Review Again Receives Top 40 Ranking

Drake Law Review is ranked 36 in a field of more than 1,500 journals in the Washington & Lee (W&L) Law Journal Rankings. The ranking reflects the number of court decisions that have cited the Law Review during the five-year period from 2017-2021. Drake Law Review has ranked in the top 50 most-cited law reviews every...

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Drake Law School Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Drake Law School Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Drake University Law School is pleased to announce the arrival of two outstanding new faculty members, Joe Schomberg and Alexandra (“Lexi”) Brennan. Bringing a strong background in corporate law, Assistant Professor of Law Joe Schomberg will bolster the business law faculty, teaching courses including Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions and Contracts. Lexi Brennan joins Drake Law’s library...

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Conner Greene experiences law in action as a summer clerk with the DOJ’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force

Conner Greene experiences law in action as a summer clerk with the DOJ’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force

Conner Greene is spending his 1L summer as a law clerk for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California. Conner is from North Liberty, Iowa, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Political Science from Iowa State University. We recently checked in with...

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Students in Drake’s Middleton Center for Children’s Rights Clinic work to improve the child welfare and juvenile justice systems

Drake Law School consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top law schools for child law and practical training, according to preLaw magazine. The Joan & Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights has been the bedrock of Drake’s nationally recognized children’s rights program for two decades – serving as a local, statewide, and national leader...

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Lead gift from McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC, establishes the Edmund J. Sease Faculty Research Scholar faculty position

A lead gift from McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC, has established an endowed faculty position, the Edmund J. Sease Faculty Research Scholar. This position will honor the contributions of Ed Sease, LA’64, LW’67, to the Law School’s Intellectual Property program. Mr. Sease practiced law for more than five decades with McKee, Voorhees & Sease, becoming...

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Karen Shaff and Steven Jayne pledge $1 million to endow the Drake Law School Refugee Clinic

Karen Shaff, LW’79, and Steven Jayne, LW’78, have created permanent funding to sustain the Drake Law School Refugee Clinic. Through the Refugee Clinic, second- and third-year Drake Law students develop important lawyering skills while providing free legal services to individuals who are applying for asylum in the United States and other forms of humanitarian relief....

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A $1 million gift from Sheldon and Terry Fleck establishes the Sheldon T. and Terry K. Fleck Endowed Law Scholarship

Sheldon (LW’75) and Terry Fleck (PH’74) have contributed $1 million to create the Sheldon T. and Terry K. Fleck Endowed Law Scholarship. The Fleck Scholar Program provides one renewable, full-tuition merit-based scholarship plus an annual stipend for an entering student each year. The Flecks have provided for two scholarships to be awarded in the inaugural...

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Drake Law School announces 2022 Faculty Award winners

Drake Law School recognized two outstanding faculty members for their contributions to the Law School’s teaching, scholarship, and research during the 2021-2022 academic year. Allan Vestal, Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law, was recognized as the 2022 Stevens Faculty Scholar of the Year. The Stevens Faculty Scholar of the Year award honors the faculty...

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