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2011

Studying Law in the Epicenter of Iowa Politics
Nicole Woodroffe chose to pursue law school to further her passion in politics. She chose to attend Drake Law School after critically considering her other law school options.

Drake Law Graduate Plays Significant Role in Adoption of New Fire Investigations Policy
As a legislative intern with the Innocence Project of Iowa, Dawone Robinson LW’11 played a significant role in the adoption of a new policy...

Drake Law Graduate Becomes Iowa’s First African-American Female Judge
Romonda D. Belcher, a 1995 graduate of Drake Law School, made history when she was selected as Iowa’s first African-American female Judge.

Rising 2L Participates in Internship of Global Proportions
Ashley Peppler, a current Drake Law 2L, enjoyed a summer in Washington D.C. where she worked as an intern.

Student Fulfills Life Goal during Summer Abroad
Drake Law 3L, Emily Zerkel, fulfilled one of her lifelong goals during this past summer by studying law at the University of Oxford. 

Drake Law Announces Partnership with the 5th Judicial District
Recently, Drake Law School announced their new partnership with the 5th Judicial District. Judge Joel Novak, who is now on Senior status, will be a “Judge in Residence” at Drake Law School.

Drake Law Promotes Entrepreneurial Spirit
A bold, yet practical vision. An evolving set of skills. The drive, and confidence, to succeed. These are among the assets of an entrepreneur...

Recent grad wins first trial, $2.5 million jury verdict
As a prospective student, Whitney Judkins, LW'09, chose to attend Drake Law because of its reputation for providing a practical law education.

Drake Law Student Published
Kale Van Bruggen’s article, Agriculture’s Fate Under Climate Change: Economic and Environmental Imperatives for Action, was recently published in the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

Des Moines Named Best City for Young Professionals by Forbes
Forbes Magazine recently ranked Des Moines number 1 on their list of “Best Cities For Young Professionals”.

Rosalind Sargent-Burns
Rosalind Sargent-Burns, a ‘03 graduate of Drake Law practices a very select and specific niche of criminal law.

A Drake Alumnus Works to Make the World of Higher Education an Accessible, Better Place
Johnny C. Taylor Jr., GR’91, LW’92, is the father of a newborn daughter, but he’s already responsible for helping nearly 250,000 students pay for their college education.

Jack Ewing: From an Interest in Public Policy to the State Capitol
Jack Ewing entered Drake Law School with an interest in public policy, but he was not sure if this area was the right direction for him.

Drake Law Student Recognized by the American Board of Trial Advocates
Third-year Drake Law student, Peter Blink, was recently recognized by the American Board of Trial Advocates for outstanding trial advocacy.

From Des Moines to D.C.
To say that Carrie Wolf has a unique job would be an understatement. Wolf, an Assistant Parliamentarian for the U.S. House of Representatives...

A Commitment to Service in NYC
Theresa Hassler, a 2010 Drake Law graduate, has recently accepted a position with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH).

Hope Wood Publishes E-book About Her Experiences as a Law School Mom
Hope Wood is a wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and now, law student. She decided to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer...

Drake Law Professor’s Encouragement Leads to Student Influence on the Courts
Peter Leo, a 2010 law graduate, did not know the impact that his article would have...

Four Drake Law Graduates Open Firm in Des Moines
The Drake Legal Clinic did not just give four Drake Law students a great legal education, it also gave them the opportunity to meet one another and begin a journey that culminated in the opening of Kemp Eason Sease & Dyer, a general practice firm.

Drake Law Selected to Host a National Law School Diversity Program
Drake Law is one of two U.S. law schools selected to host a 2011 Summer Regional Institute for the Council on Legal Education Opportunities (CLEO).

Drake Law Advances to NAAC Moot Court Nationals
Six Drake University Law students recently competed in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC).

Drake Law Now Offers Domestic Violence Immigrant Clinic
Drake Law School has expanded their legal clinic offerings to include a Domestic Violence Immigrant Clinic. This clinic will enable student who take the Domestic Violence class to also work to solve the needs of real clients.

Big Apple: Big Opportunity
Sam Hodge will soon be taking a bite out of the “Big Apple”. Hodge recently accepted an offer for the position of Assistant District Attorney for the Bronx, NY, starting after his expected graduation in May.

Drake Law to Host Distinguished Constitutional Law Speaker
The Constitutional Law Center will host one of the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars, Aviam Soifer, on Thursday, March 24th as a part of the center’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Drake Law School Recognized by National Jurist
Two Drake Law School programs attracted the attention of preLaw, a National Jurist publication.

Supreme Court Celebration
Join us in celebrating academic excellence, leadership and service and the Law School's historic and strong relationship with the Iowa Supreme Court