Joan McKown, LW’83, has had an impressive career in securities law, from the longest-serving chief counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement to partner at the global law firm Jones Day.
On July 1, Andrew Jurs took over as associate dean of Drake Law School. Learn more about his role at the Law School, the goals he wants to accomplish, and why he believes Drake Law is special among law schools nationwide.
Growing up in a Hispanic community in Texas, Sanjuanita Martinez was drawn to immigration law. Now a rising 3L, Martinez is ready to apply that passion in the real world, thanks to her practical experiences at Drake Law School.
Drake Law School has established a new Institute for Justice Reform and Innovation. Directed by Judge Mark Bennett, the institute will serve as a center for research and training on implicit bias, sentencing reform, and improving trial procedures.
Robert D. Ray, BN'52, LW'54, died on July 8. Governor Ray proudly served as Iowa’s 38th governor and, later in his career, as the 11th president of Drake University, from April 1998 to May 1999.
The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation is hosting a ceremony and public lecture to dedicate an art project that honors the legacy of the National Bar Association's founders, including 1922 Drake Law alumnus Charles Preston Howard.