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Drake Law School and the ISBA dedicate annual day of service to the late Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady, LW’78

Drake Law School and the ISBA dedicate annual day of service to the late Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady, LW’78

Drake University Law School and The Iowa State Bar Association announce the first-ever Cady Day of Public Service to be held on October 23, 2020. The annual Cady Day of Public Service is dedicated to the late Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady, a 1978 graduate of Drake Law School. Chief Justice Cady passed...

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From Classroom to Courtroom: Student Attorneys Receive Hands-On Learning Through the Drake Legal Clinic

From Classroom to Courtroom: Student Attorneys Receive Hands-On Learning Through the Drake Legal Clinic

The Drake Legal Clinic gives students the chance to apply skills gained in the classroom to the representation of real clients. Recent examples are Lauren Calef, Austin Jungblut, and Abigail Bluett—third-year Drake Law students who worked as student attorneys on cases through the eight programs available at the Legal Clinic to gain practical experience before graduation. ...

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Two Drake Law Students Accepted to the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program

Two Drake Law Students Accepted to the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program

Third-year Drake Law students Hannah Early and Jackie Garcia are pursuing their passion for immigration law upon graduation. Both have been accepted to the highly competitive U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General’s Honors Program. The Honor’s Program is recognized “as the nation’s premier entry-level federal attorney recruitment program and attracts candidates from hundreds of...

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Drake Law Student John Gilbertson Wins Runner-Up in the Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

Drake Law Student John Gilbertson Wins Runner-Up in the Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

John Gilbertson, a third-year student at Drake University Law School, was recognized onstage during GRAMMY Week 2020 at the 22nd Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Event and Scholarship Presentation, hosted by the Recording Academy. His paper, titled Play It Again Sam: The Free-Market Case for Government Intervention in the Music Streaming Sector, received runner-up in the Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition, winning him a trip to Los Angeles and a $2,500 scholarship.

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Learning Appeals from the Experts

Learning Appeals from the Experts

Attorneys, including litigators, typically wait years until their first appellate argument. Ben Kenkel, who graduated from Drake Law School in December, has done not one—but two—already. The recent graduate spent his last semester as an intern with the Attorney General’s Office of Criminal Appeals managing appellate cases and developing skills in case research, strategy, and oral advocacy.