Hello. My name is Parker Thirnbeck, and I am a law student at Drake University Law School. I was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and have lived in Iowa my entire life. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree and my Bachelor in Business Administration degree at the University of Iowa with a double major in political science and finance.
After starting college, I knew I wanted to go to law school and practice law. At first, I did not know where I wanted to go to law school, but after visiting and learning about Drake, choosing a school was an easy choice. From legal writing to the trial practicum
, I genuinely liked how Drake emphasizes the practical aspect of the legal field.
Drake does an excellent job of preparing its students to be able to enter the legal field
Being the only law school in the state’s capital
provides numerous opportunities for internships. Being at Drake has provided me the opportunity to have both judicial and legal internships at Iowa Legal Aid and the Public Defender’s Office
. I also currently participate in Drake’s legal clinic. The clinic program allows each Drake Law student an opportunity to actually practice law before they go out into the legal field
. Drake does an excellent job of preparing its students for the legal profession.
Choosing Drake University Law School was one of the best decisions that I made. I know leaving Drake this spring I will be prepared to take the bar exam and be confident in my legal skills when I enter the legal field. I hope that you will take a look at the opportunities that you would be afforded by attending Drake Law.