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Mark Kende Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Mark Kende Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Drake Law School is pleased to announce that Mark Kende, Director of the congressionally endowed Constitutional Law Center, James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law, and Professor of Law, has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). Membership is limited to just one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members...

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Unique community partnership paired Drake Law students with resettled refugees applying for naturalization

Unique community partnership paired Drake Law students with resettled refugees applying for naturalization

Drake University Law School’s Refugee Clinic partnered with Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice and Lutheran Services of Iowa to help resettled refugees clear the last hurdle in their immigration journeys. Students assisted clients in completing applications for citizenship and submitted them on their client’s behalf. All applicants had already completed a citizenship class taught by Lutheran...

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Portrait of the Honorable Janet Johnson Added to Drake Law’s Sutton Gallery of Distinguished Alumni

Portrait of the Honorable Janet Johnson Added to Drake Law’s Sutton Gallery of Distinguished Alumni

Drake University Law School is proud to add a portrait of the Honorable Janet Johnson, LW’72, to the Sutton Gallery of Distinguished Alumni. Johnson was selected as the first female judge on the Iowa Court of Appeals (1978-83) before becoming dean of Pace University Law School (1983-1989) and professor (1983-2011). Prior to becoming a judge...

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Drake Law School’s Laurie Doré and Mark W. Bennett Selected for Supreme Court Task Force

Drake Law School’s Laurie Doré and Mark W. Bennett Selected for Supreme Court Task Force

The Supreme Court’s task force to review the Iowa Rules of Evidence will include Laurie Doré, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law, and the Honorable Mark W. Bennett, director of the Drake University Law School Institute for Justice Reform & Innovation. Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Christensen established the Iowa Rules of...

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Drake University Constitutional Law Center announces the 2021 Constitution Day Speaker

Drake University Constitutional Law Center announces the 2021 Constitution Day Speaker

The Drake University Constitutional Law Center is pleased to announce Dahlia Lithwick as the 2021 Constitution Day speaker. Lithwick will present “Covering the Courts: What Role Does the Supreme Court Press Play in Protecting the Constitution?” The lecture is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at 3 p.m. and will be delivered virtually. Dahlia Lithwick...

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Drake Law second-year student Brandy Bonecher gains valuable experience as an intern with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Drake Law second-year student Brandy Bonecher gains valuable experience as an intern with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Drake Law second-year student Brandy Bonecher is a legal intern with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) in Des Moines. USCRI is a nonprofit that provides services for refugees, immigrants, and human trafficking survivors. The Des Moines field office provides support to refugees resettling in Des Moines with services such as housing placement,...

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Nicole Miller Gains Valuable Experience As Legal Intern with Meredith Corporation

Nicole Miller Gains Valuable Experience As Legal Intern with Meredith Corporation

2L Nicole Miller is spending her summer interning at Meredith Corporation, where she works as a legal intern. Nicole assists corporate legal staff on projects based in intellectual property and promotions law.  Nicole answered a few questions about her experience thus far:  How did you discover this internship, and what made you want to apply? ...

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