Charles Monterio, Jr.
Class of 2004
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Undergraduate institution: University of Miami
How did Drake Law prepare you for your career?
I was well equipped to succeed early in my law career, based on the education I received at Drake Law. Teaching methods are based on providing practical experience. This influenced my early work product as I understood more than theory and ultimately, put me in a better position than my peers. What information would you like to share with a prospective Drake Law student?
Drake is a law school that will prepare you for the real-world legal industry. The tiers and rankings are not always relevant for choosing a school. I ended up at Drake Law School based on the recommendation of an alumnus. As a person from a diverse background and unfamiliar with Des Moines, I decided to go out on a limb and see what Drake had to offer and would encourage the same of prospective students.