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Drake Law School Receives $3.25 Million Gift from J. Locke and Harriet Macomber Fund to Support Entrepreneurial and Transactional Clinic

Drake Law School Receives $3.25 Million Gift from J. Locke and Harriet Macomber Fund to Support Entrepreneurial and Transactional Clinic

Drake University Law School is celebrating an anticipated $3.25 million gift to establish the J. Locke (LW’48) and Harriet S. Macomber Drake Law School Fund that will support the Drake Entrepreneurial and Transactional Clinic (“ETC”). The ETC provides legal assistance to business startups, entrepreneurs, and community nonprofit organizations to help them establish successful for profit...

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Drake’s Hispanic and Latino Law Student Association hosts “Celebrating our Community’s Culture,” an art show featuring works created by local high school students

Drake’s Hispanic and Latino Law Student Association (HLLSA) presented “Celebrating our Community’s Culture,” an art show featuring works created by students from Des Moines Public School’s Central Campus. HLLSA collaborated with students enrolled in Central Campus’ “Arts and Activism” class to bring the art show to Drake as part of the Law School’s Diversity Week...

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Drake Law School named a “Best Law School for Practical Training” by preLaw magazine

Drake Law School named a “Best Law School for Practical Training” by preLaw magazine

Drake Law School once again earned a place on preLaw magazine’s list of “Best Law Schools for Practical Training.” Law schools were graded based on key offerings such as clinics, externships, simulation courses, and moot court participation. The annual rankings were featured in the Spring 2022 issue of the magazine. “At Drake Law, we like to say that ‘practice...

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“The Constitution and Democratic Erosion”: 2022 Drake Constitutional Law Symposium

“The Constitution and Democratic Erosion”: 2022 Drake Constitutional Law Symposium

The Drake Constitutional Law Center will host the 2022 Constitutional Law Symposium on Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. – noon. The program will be delivered virtually via Zoom. The speakers will examine the role the Constitution may play in stemming or facilitating democratic erosion. The symposium will feature a slate of nationally renowned scholars...

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Drake Law donors generate $11.8 million in initial phase of comprehensive campaign

Drake Law donors generate $11.8 million in initial phase of comprehensive campaign

Drake University Law School announces that The Ones: Drake’s Campaign for the Brave & Bold has raised $11.8 million against the $20 million Law School goal. Gifts will enhance the Law School’s efforts to produce the next generation of outstanding Drake lawyers. The Law School is celebrating several leadership gifts that will create new student...

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Drake University Law School Announces the Outstanding Recipients of this Year’s Law Alumni Awards

Drake University Law School Announces the Outstanding Recipients of this Year’s Law Alumni Awards

Drake University Law School is proud to announce this year’s alumni award honorees. David M. Erickson, LW’79, is Alumnus of the Year; Ann Naffier, LW’11, is Recent Alumna of the Year; and Nan Horvat, LW’81, receives the Alumni Distinguished Public Service Award. We will honor award winners at the 85th annual Supreme Court Celebration Banquet...

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Student Attorneys in Drake’s Entrepreneurial and Transactional Clinic provide critical services to ensure the success of area nonprofits

Hawthorn Hill and their partner agency, Bidwell Riverside Center (Bidwell), provide life-changing assistance to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity and homelessness in the greater Des Moines community. When these organizations needed specialized advice and assistance on some complex transactional matters, they reached out to the Drake Entrepreneurial and Transactional Law Clinic (“ETC”). Hawthorn Hill...

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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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