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Our students and faculty bring a variety of perspectives, talents and aspirations to Drake Law School.

Innovative Curriculum

Established in 1865, Drake Law School combines a rich history and tradition with the latest technology and an innovative curriculum including the nation’s only First-Year Trial Practicum.

As Des Moines’ only Law School, Drake provides a unique educational and practical learning experience through modern facilities, a top-ranked Legal Clinic, and an exceptional relationship with the bench and bar.


Why Study at Drake?

Quality and Value

Drake's bar passage rates are consistently above the national average and generous financial assistance provides more than $4 million in scholarships annually.  Student indebtedness is 14% below the private institution national average.

Proven Success

Our alumni work in all 50 states and several foreign countries in almost every field imaginable. You’ll find that a Drake Law degree can open doors for you, as our employment statistics indicate.

Learning in Action

Drake’s accessible faculty share their personal experiences and knowledge of the legal field through hands-on educational and practical learning opportunities.

A Location for Success

In Iowa’s capital city, you’ll have superior access to internship and clerkship opportunities—plus, Des Moines is a great place to live.

Our students are glad they chose Drake

Our students are more satisfied with their choice of law school than their peers based on results of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE).  Learn more about LSSSE here.


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Last Modified: 10/8/2014 4:08:00 PM by Ann Van Hemert