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Drake Named a Top Law 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 twenty-four 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...


Drake Law School is accepting nominations for the 2023 Alumni Awards

Drake Law School is proud to honor exceptional graduates with annual alumni awards. These awards recognize the significant contributions of our alumni to the Law School, their profession, and their community. We are accepting nominations for the 2023 Alumni Awards now through January 10, 2023. Award winners will be recognized at the 86th Annual Supreme...

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Drake Law Professor Melissa Weresh named Herb and Karen Baum Chair of Ethics in the Professions

Melissa Weresh, Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law, can now add Baum Chair to her title. Weresh was recently named Drake University’s Herb and Karen Baum Chair of Ethics in the Professions. This prestigious faculty position guides students across the University in developing a firmly grounded personal commitment to the highest standards of ethics...


New Partnership will Provide Immigration Legal Assistance to Afghan Nationals in Iowa

Drake University Law School Legal Clinic, The University of Iowa College of Law’s Center for Human Rights, and Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice (Iowa MMJ), with funding support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are partnering to create ALL Iowa, a new collaboration to provide immigration legal assistance to Afghan nationals in Iowa who came...


Panel Presentation on Expanding Access to Justice Added to Drake Law School’s Cady Day of Service Programs

Drake University Law School will host a panel presentation on overcoming barriers to justice as part of the Law School’s Mark S. Cady Day of Public Service programming. Retired Iowa Supreme Court Justice and law professor Brent Appel assembled the panel titled “Serving Iowans: Expanding Access to Justice.” The event will be held on Friday,...


Drake Black Law Student Association Awarded The Iowa National Bar Association’s Journey Award

Drake University Law School is pleased to announce that the Drake Law School Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is a 2022 recipient of the Iowa National Bar Association’s (INBA) Journey Award. The Journey Award is presented to organizations or individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in Iowa’s legal community. The...


Drake Agricultural Law Center Announces 2022 Agricultural Law Symposium

The Drake Agricultural Law Center is hosting an Agricultural Law Center Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Drake University Olmsted Center, Parents Hall. This year’s symposium, titled “The Cooperative Business Model: A Vision for the Future Built Upon Centuries of Success,” celebrates the value of cooperatives and their importance in...


Drake Legal Clinic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Drake Legal Clinic celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, marking a half-century of service to the community and the education of law students. To commemorate this milestone, Drake Law School will hold a celebratory banquet on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Drake University Olmsted Center, Parents Hall. The evening will begin with a reception at...