Hi potential Drake Law Student. My name is Tayler Haggerty and I am a law student here at Drake University Law School. Being a southern girl from Dallas, Texas I am quite familiar with “southern hospitality” but I had never heard of or even been exposed to the “Midwest nice
” or “Midwest hospitality
” until my move to Des Moines. Before coming to Drake Law, I completed my undergraduate degree at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas with a major in political science and minor in criminal justice.
When I told my family and friends that I was moving to Iowa to go to law school the only question that was asked was “what’s in Iowa, corn?” I had never heard of Drake Law School until I attended a law school forum where I met Dean Lain. It was at this forum that Dean Lain sold me on Drake. Through the clinics
offered, the availability of professors
, the collegiate camaraderie
, and the wealth of resources
provided to Drake Law students I was certain that Drake was where I wanted to go. I know I made the right choice because all the things that Dean Lain sold me on I have seen and experienced first-hand here at Drake Law.
My professors are available anytime that I need to meet with them; not only do I receive a deeper understanding of my course after visiting with them, but I also receive great life lessons
. I am already looking forward to the spring of my second year; during this semester I will be able to participate in the Juvenile Delinquency Clinic
. This clinic will allow me to get an early start in gaining the practical experience that I am going to need to be a successful attorney. The light and helpful atmosphere around the campus is so refreshing; we all want everyone to succeed
. While law school, especially first year, is tough, Drake provides their students with all of the necessary resources to succeed.
I couldn’t be more satisfied with my decision to choose Drake Law School and I am certain that you will make a great addition to our close knit Drake Law family.