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2L Bria Carr elected to the Midwest Regional Executive Board of BLSA

2L Bria Carr elected to the Midwest Regional Executive Board of BLSA

Members of Drake Law School’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) attended the National BLSA Midwest Regional Convention this month. The theme of the 51st annual convention centered on civil rights, entitled The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Standing Up in the Midst of Adversity. Students heard from notable judges, attorneys, and community activists, and also...

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Looking into the past can change the future–an internship with the Wrongful Convictions Division

Looking into the past can change the future–an internship with the Wrongful Convictions Division

Bryanna Walton, currently a 2L at Drake Law School, spent the summer of 2018 interning at the Wrongful Convictions Division, one of the newest branches of the Iowa State Public Defender’s office. The Wrongful Convictions Division (WCD) was created in 2015 by former Governor Terry Branstad and Drake Law alumni Adam Gregg (LW’09) who served...

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Three Drake Law alumnae clerk for Iowa Court of Appeals

Three Drake Law alumnae clerk for Iowa Court of Appeals

Recent Drake University Law School graduates Danielle Holmes, Mackenzi Nash, and Samantha Nordstrom are distinguishing themselves early in their legal careers. The three alumnae, all native Iowans, began clerkships with the Iowa Court of Appeals in August. Traditionally, each of the nine judges on the Iowa Court of Appeals employs a law clerk. Clerkship duties...

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Meet Legal Writing Professor Danielle Shelton

Ask any current or former law student which course had the biggest impact on their career and they will likely tell you legal writing. Drake Law School’s legal writing program has regularly set the standard for providing students with exactly what they need to communicate effectively. One reason for the success of that program is...