This spring, the annual Drake Law School Constitutional Law Symposium will tackle a bold topic for debate: Does the U.S. Constitution thwart democracy? The event, titled "Our 'Undemocratic' American Constitution," is set for Saturday, April 7.
Amanda Knief, LW'06, recently received the top prize in the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence 2006 Law Student Writing Contest for the submission of her paper titled, "Gender Bias in Asylum Law: Recognizing Persecution Against Women and Girls."
The Drake Law School will dedicate the transfer of National Bar Association (NBA) archives from the Des Moines Public Library to the Drake Law School Library on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, with a program, ribbon-cutting and reception. Linnes Finney Jr., president of the NBA, is scheduled to speak at the event.
Two students chosen through a rigorous selection process at Southwestern University of Politics and Law in Chongqing, China, are enrolled in Drake University Law School this year as part of the Law School's efforts to develop exchange programs with Southwestern and enhance international initiatives already in place.