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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....

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Drake Agricultural Law Center Hosting the 2019 SOIL Conference

Drake Agricultural Law Center Hosting the 2019 SOIL Conference

The Drake University Agricultural Law Center is hosting a statewide conference to give Iowans the opportunity to consider new ideas for creative solutions for protecting our water and land.   The conference, titled “Sustaining Our Iowa Land (SOIL) 2019: Searching for Solutions for Iowa’s Land and Water” will be held on Monday, November 4 from...

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Current Constitutional Issues and the Functioning of American Democracy: A Debate

Current Constitutional Issues and the Functioning of American Democracy: A Debate

The fall 2019 symposium will highlight the new book Democracy and Dysfunction (The University of Chicago Press) by Jack Balkin, the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and First Amendment at Yale Law School, and Sandy Levinson, the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School. The book is a series of letters between the two scholars which debate current constitutional issues of significance to the functioning of American democracy.