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Drake Law School Receives $3.25 Million Gift from J. Locke and Harriet Macomber Fund to Support Entrepreneurial and Transactional Clinic

Drake Law School Receives $3.25 Million Gift from J. Locke and Harriet Macomber Fund to Support Entrepreneurial and Transactional Clinic

Drake University Law School is celebrating an anticipated $3.25 million gift to establish the J. Locke (LW’48) and Harriet S. Macomber Drake Law School Fund that will support the Drake Entrepreneurial and Transactional Clinic (“ETC”). The ETC provides legal assistance to business startups, entrepreneurs, and community nonprofit organizations to help them establish successful for profit...

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Drake Law School named a “Best Law School for Practical Training” by preLaw magazine

Drake Law School named a “Best Law School for Practical Training” by preLaw magazine

Drake Law School once again earned a place on preLaw magazine’s list of “Best Law Schools for Practical Training.” Law schools were graded based on key offerings such as clinics, externships, simulation courses, and moot court participation. The annual rankings were featured in the Spring 2022 issue of the magazine. “At Drake Law, we like to say that ‘practice...

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“The Constitution and Democratic Erosion”: 2022 Drake Constitutional Law Symposium

“The Constitution and Democratic Erosion”: 2022 Drake Constitutional Law Symposium

The Drake Constitutional Law Center will host the 2022 Constitutional Law Symposium on Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. – noon. The program will be delivered virtually via Zoom. The speakers will examine the role the Constitution may play in stemming or facilitating democratic erosion. The symposium will feature a slate of nationally renowned scholars...

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Drake Law donors generate $11.8 million in initial phase of comprehensive campaign

Drake Law donors generate $11.8 million in initial phase of comprehensive campaign

Drake University Law School announces that The Ones: Drake’s Campaign for the Brave & Bold has raised $11.8 million against the $20 million Law School goal. Gifts will enhance the Law School’s efforts to produce the next generation of outstanding Drake lawyers. The Law School is celebrating several leadership gifts that will create new student...

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Drake University Law School Announces the Outstanding Recipients of this Year’s Law Alumni Awards

Drake University Law School Announces the Outstanding Recipients of this Year’s Law Alumni Awards

Drake University Law School is proud to announce this year’s alumni award honorees. David M. Erickson, LW’79, is Alumnus of the Year; Ann Naffier, LW’11, is Recent Alumna of the Year; and Nan Horvat, LW’81, receives the Alumni Distinguished Public Service Award. We will honor award winners at the 85th annual Supreme Court Celebration Banquet...

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Mark Kende Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Mark Kende Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Drake Law School is pleased to announce that Mark Kende, Director of the congressionally endowed Constitutional Law Center, James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law, and Professor of Law, has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). Membership is limited to just one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members...

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Drake University mourns the loss of the Honorable Neal E. Smith, LW’50

Drake University mourns the loss of the Honorable Neal E. Smith, LW’50

Drake University mourns the loss of former U.S. Congressman and distinguished alumnus Neal E. Smith, LW’50, who passed away on Nov. 2, 2021. Congressman Smith and his wife Bea generously supported Drake University throughout their lives, the impact of which is felt today by Drake University students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Smith was 101 years...

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Drake Law School’s Laurie Doré and Mark W. Bennett Selected for Supreme Court Task Force

Drake Law School’s Laurie Doré and Mark W. Bennett Selected for Supreme Court Task Force

The Supreme Court’s task force to review the Iowa Rules of Evidence will include Laurie Doré, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law, and the Honorable Mark W. Bennett, director of the Drake University Law School Institute for Justice Reform & Innovation. Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Christensen established the Iowa Rules of...

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Drake University Constitutional Law Center announces the 2021 Constitution Day Speaker

Drake University Constitutional Law Center announces the 2021 Constitution Day Speaker

The Drake University Constitutional Law Center is pleased to announce Dahlia Lithwick as the 2021 Constitution Day speaker. Lithwick will present “Covering the Courts: What Role Does the Supreme Court Press Play in Protecting the Constitution?” The lecture is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at 3 p.m. and will be delivered virtually. Dahlia Lithwick...