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Drake University Law School to offer spring enrollment for first time in history

Drake University Law School to offer spring enrollment for first time in history

For the first time in its 155-year history, Drake Law School is offering a spring enrollment option, a choice no other law school in Iowa—and few in the country—offers. Incoming Drake Law students will have the option of beginning law school in January 2021, rather than waiting until June or August, the traditional start dates....

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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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Three students recognized by Fulbright program continuing a strong Drake tradition

Three students recognized by Fulbright program continuing a strong Drake tradition

Three Drake University students were recognized by the 2020–2021 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Two students were named finalists while a third will be an alternate in what is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. A finalist is an applicant who was approved by the host country and offered a Fulbright...

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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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Like working attorneys, Drake law students counsel clients via video

Like working attorneys, Drake law students counsel clients via video

Attorneys working in a pandemic must build client trust without meeting in person. It’s a challenge for everyone in the profession, and a skill that student attorneys in the Drake Law School’s Entrepreneurial and Transactional Clinic are currently building. Students continue to provide legal assistance to business startups, entrepreneurs, and community nonprofit organizations. After being...

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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.