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Professor Russ Lovell retires after 38 years
Russ Lovell’s dedication has had a tremendous impact on Drake Law School that will be felt for generations to come. Through the First-Year Trial Practicum, his service as associate dean and Legal Clinic director, Lovell’s tireless commitment and service to others has made both Drake Law and Des Moines a better place.

Drake Law alumni honored at ISBA Presidential Banquet
Several Drake Law connections were recently recognized at the Iowa State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Presidential Banquet. The banquet is held during the ISBA’s annual conference in June.

Drake Law to host Farmer Veteran Coalition’s Midwest Conference
Drake University Law School is partnering with the Farmer Veteran Coalition to host the Midwest Conference for Farmer Veterans on Friday and Saturday, July 25-26. The conference is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.

Professor Melissa Weresh concludes time as president of Legal Writing Institute
This month marks the end of Professor Melissa Weresh’s two-year term as president of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI). LWI is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving legal writing by providing a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research. Weresh will move to the role of immediate past-president through 2016, after serving as president-elect from 2010-2012 and president from 2012-2014. During her final, two-year term, she will remain on the executive committee of the LWI board of directors.