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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

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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Meet Legal Writing Professor Danielle Shelton

Meet Legal Writing Professor Danielle Shelton

Ask any current or former law student which course had the biggest impact on their career and they will likely tell you legal writing. Drake Law School’s legal writing program has regularly set the standard for providing students with exactly what they need to communicate effectively. One reason for the success of that program is...

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Constitutional Law Center lecture to explore religious liberty in Iowa’s constitutions

Drake Law School Professor Allan Vestal will present the Constitutional Law Center’s Judge James Grant Iowa Constitution Lecture on Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m., in Cartwright Hall, Room 213. Vestal’s lecture is titled “Two Tenets of Religious Liberty in the Constitutions of Iowa.” The event is free and open to the public. “The talk will focus...