A $750,000 leadership gift from Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. is earmarked for a dynamic, new program in intellectual property law, Walker said. "We want the Drake Law School to be a national and international leader in intellectual property law," Drake Law School Dean David Walker said.
Through the generosity of Wane and Donna Kern, Drake Law School received a gift of $1.5 million to endow the Kern Family Chair. The focus of the chair is pursuant to the new strategic plan and on-going efforts to enhance Drake Law School.
Legal scholars from across the nation will examine the U.S. Supreme Court's role in social change at the annual Drake University Law School Constitutional Law Symposium set for Saturday, April 8, with activities beginning at 8 a.m. in Cartwright Hall, 2621 Carpenter Avenue.
United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spent the week of Feb. 6-10 as distinguished jurist in residence at Drake Law School, where he taught a Supreme Court seminar, met informally with students, faculty and staff and participated in a question-and-answer session with the entire Law School student body.
The Drake Black Law Student Association chapter was named Chapter of the Year at the Midwest Regional Convention in Madison, Wis., in February. The chapter competed against 45 chapters among 12 states for the award, including heavyweight schools such as Notre Dame University