Anthony Gaughan published in Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy
Professor Anthony Gaughan will have an article published in the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy
this fall (2014). The title of his article is, "In Defense of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.”
Allan Vestal in The Des Moines Register
Professor and former dean Allan Vestal offers his opinion on the Air Force's decision to refuse re-enlistment of an athiest airman who "could not conscientiously swear to a required oath that includes the affirmation, 'so help me God.'" Read the full article...
Peter Yu to join Chinese delegates in 20th Anniversary Conference at John Marshall Law School
On Sept. 18, Peter Yu will join delegates from China in a conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of the collaboration between the State Intellectual Property Office in China and John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Yu will present a paper on the current U.S.-China dispute over inadequate protection of trade secrets. Later that weekend, he will also share his views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in the 22nd Annual Taiwan Studies Conference, organized by the Center for Asian Studies at the University of South Carolina.
Prof. Derek Wilson on Iowa Public Radio's River to River
Global Practioner in Residence Derek Wilson will appear on Iowa Public Radio's River to River on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 12-1 p.m. As an expert on global separatist movements, he will be discussing Scotland's possible separation from the United Kingdom, a vote that is schedule to happen on Sept. 18.
Peter Yu op-ed in Des Moines Register
Professor Peter Yu offers an op-ed in the Sept. 2, 2014 edition of the Des Moines Register regarding Iowa's ability to innovate on vaccine research. Read more...
Shontavia Johnson in Lift Iowa
Shontavia Johnson, associate professor of law, featured in Lift Iowa as "Iowa Females You Should Know." Lift Iowa is a Business Record publication. Read more...
Danielle Shelton appointed to Commission on Continuing Legal Education by Iowa Supreme Court
Professor Danielle Shelton will serve as a member of the State Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a three year term ending June 30, 2017, as appointed by the Iowa Supreme Court. Primarily, the commission is responsible for the oversight of continuing legal education in Iowa. The main responsibilites of the commision include exercising general supervisory authority over the administration of this chapter; accrediting courses, programs, and other educational activities which will satisfy the educational requirements of this chapter; and to foster and encourage the offering of such courses, programs and educational activities.
Andrea Charlow featured on AAML webinar
Andrea Charlow, associate dean at Drake Law, recently participated as a panelist for a webinar sponsored by the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. The panelists discussed how to establish or modify a child custody, how to register and enforce foreign court orders, and how to determine jurisdiction under the act. Topics included emergency jurisdiction, modification procedures, exclusive continuing jurisdiction, substantial connection issues, PKPA interplay, relevant case law, mandatory attorney's fees and all costs, and international application (interplay with Hague Convention).
Martin Begleiter publishes article and attends Probate, Trust and Estate Planning Section of ISBA
Martin Begleiter's article Grim Fairy Tales: Sotires of Wicken Stepmothers, Poisoned Apples, and The Elective Share
will be published by the Albany Law Review this spring.
In addition, Professor Begleiter attended the Council and Section meetings of the Probate, Trust and Estate Planning Section of The Iowa State Bar Association in mid-August. He is in the role of Advisor and Resource person for the Section. Proposed legislation, much of which was drafted by Professor Beglieter, will make it easier for a married couple to transfer property to third parties and arrange their affairs more easily. It was passed by the Section and will be submitted to the Board of Governors of the ISBA. If approved, it will be submitted to the Legislature as part of the ISBA Affirmative Legislative Package.
Andrew Jurs quoted in LeMars Daily Sentinel
As an expert in criminal law and procedure, Andrew Jurs comments on why a person may enter a please of not guilty even after a confession. Jonathan Neunaber is accused of killing his elderly mother. Read more...
Andrew Jurs presents at Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference
Professor Andrew Jurs, associate professor of law, recently presented at the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha. His presentation was titled, "Expert Gatekeeping- A Recent Survey on Judicial Scrutiny of Expert Reliability."
Peter Yu ranked #2 scholar for intellectual property law
Professor Peter Yu was recently ranked as the #2 Experienced Intellectual Property Scholar by Written Description, a patent and IP blog reviewing recent scholarship on patent law, IP theory, and innovation.Read more...
Peter Yu provides analysis of new copyright bill in Hong Kong Legislative Council
Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and the director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School, provided a detailed analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 in the Hong Kong Legislative Council. Read more...
Melissa Weresh concludes time as president of Legal Writing Institute
June marks the end of Professor Melissa Weresh’s two-year term as president of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI). Read more...
Jerry Anderson co-authors law textbook
Professor Jerry Anderson recently co-authored a law text book with Daniel Bogart. The book is titled Property Law: Practice, Problems and Perspectives and is being published by Aspen Law School Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. Read more...
Mark Kende weighs in on Supreme Court decision
Mark Kende, professor of law and director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center, was a guest speaker on Iowa Public Radio regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.Read more and listen to the discussion
Peter Yu joins corporate counsels of major fashion houses in discussing brand protection
On Saturday, May 10, Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, spoke at the "Charting the New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Protection of Fashion Brands and Designs" Conference in Hong Kong. Read more...
Brent Pattison publishes chapter in children's rights book
Professor Brent Pattison, director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children's Rights and clinical associate professor of law, recently published a chapter titled, "Staying on Track: Protecting Youth in School Discipline Actions," in the book, "Changing Lives: Lawyers Fighting for Children” by Lourden M Rosado, published by ABA Book Publishing. Read more...
David McCord serves on panel with Des Moines Metro Opera
Drake Law School partnered with Des Moines Metro Opera to present “The American Death Penalty as Reflected in the Opera ‘Dead Man Walking’: Age-Old Themes, Emerging Trends, and Recent Developments.” Read more...