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Drake Law Student Shines in Summer Internship with the IRS

Drake Law third-year student Michael Comito spent the summer in Washington, D.C. as an intern with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He worked in the Office of the Chief Counsel for the Corporate Division. The Corporate Division provides legal advice and litigation support on tax matters primarily involving subchapter C (corporate distributions and adjustments) issues....


Constitutional Law Center Research Assistants Highlight the Unique Learning Experiences Gained While Working with Professor Mark Kende

Third-year students Emily Bell and Marrissa Pasker and second-year student Johnny Nguyen have something in common: they all had Professor Mark Kende for Constitutional Law and credit his teaching with sparking their interests in diving deeper into important constitutional issues as research assistants (RA). Research assistants can explore new and emerging areas of law that...


8th Circuit Holds Arguments at Drake Law School

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit heard oral arguments in the Daniel J. Power Courtroom at Drake University Law School on Oct. 26, giving students, faculty, and members of the community a chance to see the court in action. The Eighth Circuit provides appellate review of federal cases within its jurisdiction...


Drake Law School Ranks 9th in Best Value Private Law Schools

Drake University Law School has been named a Best Value Law School by preLaw Magazine for the 2023-24 academic year. The Best Value rankings spotlight law schools whose graduates excel on the bar exam and secure employment in the legal field without substantial financial burden. preLaw Magazine assessed all 197 ABA-accredited law schools in the...


Drake University Law School Welcomes New Assistant Dean of Career Development

Drake University Law School is pleased to announce Laurie Dufoe as the new Assistant Dean of Career Development. Laurie’s appointment follows the departure of the previous Director, Katie Overberg, who returned to private practice. Laurie Dufoe brings a wealth of experience to her role, with 15 years of dedicated service in higher education, primarily focused...


Mel Weresh Receives 2023 Linda Berger Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

Professor Melissa Weresh was named the 2023 recipient of the Association of Legal Writing Directors’ (ALWD) Linda Berger Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship. The Berger Award is ALWD’s highest award recognizing scholarship in the field of legal writing. The award specifically recognizes the recipient’s lifetime dedication to and advancement of legal writing scholarship....


Drake Named a Top School in the Nation for Human Rights Law

Drake University Law School earned an A+ ranking for human rights law in preLaw magazine, placing Drake among the top ten law schools in the nation for this field.  The publication based the rankings on law schools’ offerings in human rights law, including clinical programs, certificates, externships, partnerships, and courses. The results are reported in preLaw’s Back to...


W&L Law Journal Rankings Place Drake Law Review in Top 30

Drake Law Review is tied for 30th place in a field of more than 1,500 journals in the Washington & Lee (W&L) Law Journal Rankings. The ranking reflects the number of court decisions that have cited the Law Review during the five-year period from 2018-2022. Drake Law Review has ranked in the top 50 most-cited law reviews every year but...


Drake Law Student Broadens Horizons During a Summer Internship at Agtegra Cooperative

Drake Law second-year student, Cara Teigum, is an intern at the Agtegra Cooperative in South Dakota. Agtegra Cooperative is an innovative cooperative owned by farmers with over 6,800 engaged member-owners spanning the regions of North Dakota and South Dakota. With a presence across 70+ locations within its trade territory, Agtegra offers an extensive array of...

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