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The National Association for Law Placement ranks Des Moines as a top 40 city in buying power for new lawyers.

Drake’s location in Iowa’s capital city of Des Moines (just 10 minutes from the downtown area) is one of the Law School’s great strengths. A regional hub for government, publishing, business, insurance, and more, Des Moines offers law students access to internships, clerkships, and professional opportunities at the state capitol, in state and federal courts, and in thriving corporations.

Des Moines is also a great place to enjoy modern art or classic architecture, experience metropolitan amenities or explore scenic bicycle trails. The city’s diverse offerings include the antique shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques of historic Valley Junction; downtown’s lively East Village and Court Avenue districts; a zoo, science center and art museum and the annual Des Moines Art Festival, which is ranked among the top fine art festivals in the country.  

But don’t just take our word for it.  Check out "In the Spotlight", a Business Record publication highlighting Des Moines' national rankings and awards, and the various website links below.

Other accolades include

America's Wealthiest City (based on cost of living and opportunities) TODAY

"Do The Most Hipster Thing Possible - Move to Des Moines!" - National Journal

The #1 Best Place for Business and Careers Forbes

The #1 Best Place in U.S. for Young Professionals Forbes

The #1 Metro for Economic Strength Policom

The #1 Best City for Jobs This Summer Forbes

The #2 Best U.S. City for Jobs Forbes

The #2 Strongest Local Economy Policom

The #1 Highest Median Income US News

The #1 Best Place to Raise a Family Forbes

The #1 Best U.S. City for Business MarketWatch

More Greater Des Moines Rankings

Delta Sky Magazine's "Iowa Profile"

More about Des Moines

  Downtown Des Moines
  Information for work and play in the downtown Des Moines area.
  Lodging and Restaurants
  A listing of local lodging and restaurants within walking distance of Drake University.

  City of Des Moines Official Site  
  Information from leisure and activities to transportation and employment 

  Greater Des Moines Partnership
  Facts about the city from the local Chamber of Commerce

  Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
  Local events and news
  Greater Des Moines Young Professionals Connection
  Connecting young professionals to each other and the community

  Des Moines Register
  Local daily newspaper

  Des Moines Metromix
  Local entertainment guide

  Des Moines Art Center
  Visual, musical and cinema arts presentations 

  Des Moines Social Club
  Classes, local events, and cultural presentations

  Court Avenue District
  Downtown Des Moines Entertainment District  

  Historic East Village
  Features unique retail shops, restaurants and businesses

  Jordan Creek Town Center
  Shopping center, dining, hotel and amphitheater

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Last Modified: 10/22/2014 3:27:00 PM by Preston Nicholson