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Drake Law School Named Top School for Trial Advocacy by preLaw Magazine

Drake University Law School was awarded an A- ranking for trial advocacy by prelaw Magazine, placing Drake among the top schools in the nation. The publication based the rankings on law schools’ offerings in trial advocacy, including programs and opportunities that allow students to develop their ability to deliver arguments, evidence, testimony, and substance. The results are...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Dr. Timothy Naftali to Deliver 2023 Constitution Day Lecture

The Drake Constitutional Law Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Timothy Naftali as the 2023 Constitution Day speaker. Dr. Naftali will present “Scandalized!?: Rethinking Presidential Scandals in the Modern Era” on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in Cartwright Hall and virtually via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Register here. Dr....

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Drake Law School Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Drake University Law School is pleased to announce the arrival of two outstanding new faculty members, Christoph Henkel and Alexa Perez. Professor of Law Christoph Henkel brings a distinct international and comparative perspective to Drake’s business law faculty. He will teach Business Organizations, Contract Drafting, and other upper-level business law courses. Assistant Professor of Law...