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2012

The Pro Bono Project Honors Drake Law as Law School of 2012 at Annual Banquet
The Pro Bono Project of New Orleans, La. has chosen to honor Drake Law as the Law School of 2012.

Thursday final exams postponed due to inclement weather
There is a blizzard warning beginning at 6pm Wednesday, December 19 and continuing until 6pm Thursday, December 20. All law school exams scheduled for Thursday, December 20 are now cancelled. Exams will be held on the scheduled snow day, Friday, December 21 at the times originally scheduled for Thursday.

Immigration Law: Internship at Small Firm Leaves Big Impact
This past summer, Cole Mayer, a current Drake Law 2L interned with the Law Offices of Michael H. Said, P.C.

Two Drake Students Participate in the Rural Practice Program
Jack Mailander and Taylor Nederhoff, both 2L Drake Law students, participated as interns in the Iowa State Bar Association’s Rural Practice Program this past summer.

Students Lend Assistance to the Less Fortunate: Operation Stand Down
Drake Law School is dedicated to giving back to the community.

Drake Law Graduate’s Work will have Global Impact on the Environment
Beth Dooley, a 2011 graduate of Drake Law School, has spent the past year completing her LL.M. at the University of Edinburgh, but her journey doesn’t end there.

3L participates in Honors Intern Program with EPA
As a Summer Honors Intern with the Office of General Counsel at United States Environmental Protection Agency, Drake Law student Emily Ertel helped create and shape environmental law...

Drake Law Student Participates in Judicial Internship Opportunity Program in L.A.
During her 1L summer, Funmi Akinmulero was selected to participate in the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program which was created by the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation.

Law Students Gain Practical and Cultural Experience Overseas
Since 2000, Drake students have been spending their summers in France and receiving an experience that pushes them to grow academically and think about their contribution to an increasingly globalized world.

7th Annual Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth
7th Annual Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth Features Legal Track Sponsored by Drake Law School

Drake Law Graduate’s Career is Like an Extended Honeymoon
Kirk Schuler, a 2006 Drake Law graduate, and his wife Carrie, a 2004 Drake University graduate, were married in August of 2008.

Drake Law School Students Become New Leaders Council Fellows
New Leaders Council (NLC) is an organization, formed in 2005, dedicated to training and supporting the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs.

Drake Law Wins Diversity Award for Unique Learning Experience
This past summer, 43 students from across the country came to Drake’s campus to participate in the American Bar Association’s annual Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Summer Institute.

Drake Law Hosts ABA Student Division Spring Meeting and Governor Election
The Drake University Law School Student Bar Associated (SBA) hosted the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division (LSD) 8th Circuit Spring Meeting and Governor Election on Saturday February 11.

Drake Law Student wins case argued before the Iowa Supreme Court
Drake Law School’s clinical programs allow students to build professional experience by applying classroom knowledge to real cases.

Rally Organized by Drake Law Students in the Legislative Practice Program
Six Drake Law students banded together to organize a rally and vigil to remember the life of teenager Trayvon Martin, and educate attendees about Iowa House File 2215, which introduced ‘stand your ground’ legislation, similar to that in Florida.

Drake Law Teams Place 1st and 2nd at Regional AAJ Mock Trial Competition
This year, more than 200 AAJ mock trial teams from law schools nationwide competed in fourteen regional competitions, with the winner of each region advancing to the national finals.

Rebecca Barloon gains insight into international agricultural trade
This past summer, pursuing her passion led Barloon to an internship with the Agricultural Affairs division of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

Law Student & State Senator
Many law students have the goal of becoming a legislator, but few realize this goal while still in law school. Senator Jack Whitver, a Drake Law 3L, has done just that.

Drake Law Unites Students, Administrators, Judges and Lawyers for its Inaugural Diversity Retreat
50 Students and Administrators gathered last month for Drake Law’s inaugural Diversity Retreat.

First Year Trial Practicum gives students a unique view of the law
Drake Law School 1Ls recently experienced the First Year Trial Practicum, a practice-based curriculum that is the only of its kind among American law schools.

Professor Hamilton Leads Delegation of Agricultural Law Students to Cuba
In early January, Drake Law students, accompanied by Prof. Neil Hamilton, director of the Agricultural Law Center, spent a week in Cuba studying agricultural law reforms.

Study Abroad Offers Perspective on Theory and Practice of European Law
During his 1L summer, Drake Law student, Samuel Berbano, took his newly learned legal skills to Madrid, Spain.

Iowa judge brings experience, expert advice to office and courtroom at Drake Legal Clinic
Thanks to a partnership between the Polk County judiciary and the Drake Legal Clinic, Drake Law School students now benefit from the mentorship of a senior judge with more than four decades of legal expertise.