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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 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 2021 issue of the magazine. Practical training is key to ensuring that...

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“Re-examining Pragmatism in Constitutional Interpretation”: 2021 Drake Constitutional Law Symposium

“Re-examining Pragmatism in Constitutional Interpretation”: 2021 Drake Constitutional Law Symposium

The Drake Constitutional Law Center will host the 2021 Constitutional Law Symposium on Saturday, April 17, from 8:40 a.m. – noon. The program will be delivered virtually via Zoom. This year, speakers will examine pragmatism as a method of constitutional interpretation. Pragmatism is considered the most significant contribution by the United States to global philosophy....

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“Law in Action”: Trial of Journalist Andrea Sahouri held at Drake Legal Clinic courtroom

“Law in Action”: Trial of Journalist Andrea Sahouri held at Drake Legal Clinic courtroom

Journalists from around the country covered the trial of Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri, who was charged with failure to disperse and interference with official acts in connection with her presence in May at a George Floyd demonstration. The prosecution of a reporter covering a protest raised important issues regarding the First Amendment and...

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Drake Law School Announces 2021 Alumni Award Winners

Drake Law School Announces 2021 Alumni Award Winners

Drake University Law School announces the outstanding recipients of this year’s alumni awards. Joe P. Crookham, LW’68, and Jeffrey Goodman, LW’85, were each recognized as Alumni of the Year; Lieutenant Governor Adam C. Gregg, LW’09, was named 2021 Recent Alumnus of the Year; and Janet Phipps Burkhead, LW’05, received the Distinguished Public Service Award. The...

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“Rethinking Rights to Protect Democracy in the Digital Age”- Drake Constitutional Law Center’s spring 2021 Distinguished Lecture featuring Prof. Erika George

“Rethinking Rights to Protect Democracy in the Digital Age”- Drake Constitutional Law Center’s spring 2021 Distinguished Lecture featuring Prof. Erika George

Professor Erika George will present “Rethinking Rights to Protect Democracy in the Digital Age: Reflections on Incitement and Inequality” as part of the Congressionally endowed Drake University Constitutional Law Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The event will be delivered virtually on Thursday, Mar. 25 at 3 p.m. CST. The lecture is free and open to the...

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Drake Law School Launches New Course Examining Race and Law

Drake Law School Launches New Course Examining Race and Law

“Current Topics in Race and the Law,” a new course at Drake Law School, was introduced during the January interim semester, in response to strong student interest in further exploration of racial justice issues. The class explores how race intersects with various aspects of the law. Topics included why race matters, implicit bias, access to...

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Drake Law Professor Andrew Jurs Elected to the American Law Institute

Drake Law Professor Andrew Jurs Elected to the American Law Institute

Drake University Law School is pleased to announce that Andrew Jurs, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Clemens J. Smith Faculty Research Scholar, and a Professor of Law, has been elected as a member of the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI). The Institute’s members consist of judges, professors, and lawyers, who are elected based...

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Drake Law School team wins national Environmental Law & Policy Hack Competition

Drake Law School team wins national Environmental Law & Policy Hack Competition

The Drake Law School team of Bradley Adams and Katherine Leidahl won the inaugural Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University Environmental Law & Policy Hack Competition. This national competition is designed to orient students toward the development of creative and impactful environmental policy.  The competition required the submission of a written policy brief,...

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Thank you to everyone who helped make the inaugural Mark S. Cady Day of Public Service a huge success

Thank you to everyone who helped make the inaugural Mark S. Cady Day of Public Service a huge success

Thanks to hundreds of volunteers from Davenport to Council Bluffs and beyond the borders of Iowa, the inaugural Mark S. Cady Day of Public Service was a huge success. Despite the pandemic, lawyers and other community members provided pro bono legal services, public education programs, and other community service to honor and celebrate Chief Justice...