Educational ObjectivesThe internship is restricted to students who have completed either the Civil Rights or Employment Discrimination Litigation course. It is designed so that students can apply the book learning from these courses directly to the investigation of actual claimants. It reflects Drake Law School’s commitment to balance theory with practice. Students will typically investigate four or five cases and write up a proposed disposition. Students can only enroll with the permission of Professor Russell Lovell, who communicates the Law School’s and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission’s (ICRC) expectations as to both the quantity and quality of the work.
Faculty Supervisor Professor Lovell, who teaches Employment Discrimination Litigation and Civil Rights. He has also been honored five times by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at the local, Midwest region, and national levels for his civil rights work on employment discrimination class action cases.
Field-Placement Supervisors• Don Grove, ICRC senior staff member and former Executive Director of the ICRC. Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building
PrerequisitesA student must have taken either Civil Rights or Employment Discrimination Litigation prior to enrollment in the internship. This prerequisite was added approximately three years ago. .