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Drake University Constitutional Law Center announces the 2020 Judge James Grant Iowa Constitution lecture

Drake University Constitutional Law Center announces the 2020 Judge James Grant Iowa Constitution lecture

The Drake University Constitutional Law Center is pleased to announce James A. Gardner as presenter of the 2020 Judge James Grant Iowa Constitution Lecture. His lecture titled “Is Iowa a Liberal Democracy?” will be delivered virtually on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Gardner is the Bridget and Thomas Black SUNY Distinguished Professor at SUNY...

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Drake Law School named to preLaw Magazine’s 2021 Employment Honor Roll

Drake Law School named to preLaw Magazine’s 2021 Employment Honor Roll

Drake Law School earned a spot on preLaw Magazine’s 2021 Employment Honor Roll for outperforming expectations when it comes to placing graduates in legal jobs. The magazine calculated a predicted employment percentage based on traditional school profile numbers including students’ average LSAT scores and undergraduate GPAs and compared that number to its actual employment percentage. Drake...

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Drake Law School selects Allan Vestal for a prestigious Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professorship

Drake Law School selects Allan Vestal for a prestigious Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professorship

Drake University Law School is proud to announce the selection of former dean Allan Vestal as a Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law. The Opperman Distinguished Professorship recognizes faculty who have demonstrated the highest level of teaching, scholarship, and service to the law school, the university, and the profession.   Vestal joined Drake Law School in 2009 as dean and professor of law....

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Practice Makes Professional for this Recent Graduate: Kerrigan Owens credits education in and out of the classroom for helping launch her legal career

Kerrigan Owens (LW’20) took full advantage of the opportunities Drake Law had to offer through various internships, student organizations, and extracurricular activities. Last year, as president of the Student Bar Association, Owens and the Drake Law director of clinics and experiential learning, Suzie Pritchett, established a pop-up clinic to address the needs of young mothers at...

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Drake University Constitutional Law Center announces the 2020 Constitution Day Speaker

The Drake University Constitutional Law Center is pleased to announce Stephen Gardbaum as the 2020 Constitution Day speaker. Gardbaum will present “The Counter-Playbook:  Resisting the Populist Assault on Separation of Powers.” The Constitution Day Lecture is scheduled for Sept. 17, 2020 at 3 p.m. and will be delivered virtually. Gardbaum holds the Stephen Yeazell Endowed...

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Drake University Law School announces fall webinar series to examine racism in America

Drake University Law School announces fall webinar series to examine racism in America

Drake University Law School will host a fall webinar series to explore whether existing policies and practices perpetuate racial inequities in American society – from racial profiling to Afrocentric facial feature bias and environmental harms. This series of live-streamed talks, open to law students, lawyers and the larger community, features Drake Law faculty and guests...

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Hon. Mark W. Bennett continues his work to enhance justice in the 21st century as director of Drake Law School’s Institute for Justice Reform and Innovation

Hon. Mark W. Bennett continues his work to enhance justice in the 21st century as director of Drake Law School’s Institute for Justice Reform and Innovation

The IJRI was established in 2018 as a center for research and training on topics including implicit bias, Afrocentric facial feature bias, sentencing reform, and trial court innovations. As director of the IJRI Judge Bennett has continued work he began as a federal judge providing implicit bias training to state and federal judges from Hawaii...

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Drake Law Dean Jerry Anderson elected to the prestigious American Law Institute

Drake Law Dean Jerry Anderson elected to the prestigious American Law Institute

Drake University Law School is pleased to announce that Jerry L. Anderson, Dean and Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professor of Law, has been elected to the prestigious American Law Institute. The Institute’s members consist of judges, professors, and lawyers, who are elected based on their “outstanding achievement in the legal profession.” The Institute’s...

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