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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.

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Drake Law Students Provide Pro Bono Legal Services to Those Who Have Served

Drake Law Students Provide Pro Bono Legal Services to Those Who Have Served

A partnership between Drake Law School and the Department of Veterans Affairs connects student volunteers with veterans who are in need of legal services. The Drake Law School Veterans Project hosts pop-up clinics throughout the academic year. Students also get involved with Operation StandDown—a collaborative three-day event that provides a variety of services to homeless...

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Drake Law School Celebrates the 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary

Drake Law School Celebrates the 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary

Drake University Law School is the ninth law school in the country to host the traveling exhibit, 100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future." The American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress unveiled the six-banner exhibit celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment last fall. The public is invited to view the exhibit in the Law Library during open hours through Friday, January 31, 2020.

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Drake University Law School Announces New Refugee Clinic

Drake University Law School Announces New Refugee Clinic

Drake University Law School announces a new refugee clinical program launching this spring. The Refugee Clinic is an exciting addition to the current legal assistance programs at the Drake Legal Clinic. Law students will have the opportunity for experiential learning by providing pro-bono legal representation to non-citizens in their applications for asylum before the U.S....