Law professor honored as Citizen of the Year
Russ Lovell, professor of law at Drake University Law School, has been chosen as Iowa Juneteenth Observance’s Citizen of the Year.
Drake Law student influential in passing legislation
When Sydney Kronkow, a third-year law student from Byron, Ill., started her legislative internship at the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) in May of 2012, she had no idea she would have the opportunity to see Governor Branstad sign her bill into law.
Using the city as a classroom
Students in Professor Jonathan Rosenbloom’s ‘Sustainability and the Law’ class at Drake University Law School are continuing a successful tradition of coordinating with Des Moines area organizations to enhance sustainability in the community. The course is a unique experience in which the students “represent” a real client, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, and address real and pressing challenges facing the region. After researching and reviewing the existing conditions, students identified key areas of concern and drafted changes to city code in an effort to address those concerns. Proposals are then presented to the Partnership and to the Des Moines City Council.