ABA Client Counseling National Champions
Nathan J. Borland and Katheryn Pearson Thorson, both third year Drake Law Students, were named National Champions at the American Bar Association's National Client Counseling Competition Final Rounds at Baylor University Law School in March.
Pairing Passion with Profession: Sports Law
Originally from Fort Collins, CO, Dan Byers ventured to Drake University as an undergrad where he planned to play football.
Drake Law Student selected to JAG Corps
Each year the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps selects approximately 100 to 120 of the best-qualified candidates to become Air Force Judge Advocates through a variety of accession programs.
Balancing Law School and Family: Meet the Bullocks
Lori and Tom Bullock both had the goal of attending law school before they met at Iowa State University.
Internships Abound for Students in Drake Law’s Legislative Practice Center
Drake Law School’s Legislative Practice Center has placed 20 students in second year Legislation Internships for the spring semester. Internship placement is based on student preferences and may include criteria such as party affiliation, subject area of interest and preference for House or Senate. Every effort is made to place students in internships where they will be utilized to the fullest of their abilities, with most students being placed with a Chair, Vice-Chair or Ranking Member of a Committee of their choice.
Student Bar Association Sells Art to Fund Public Service Scholarships
Drake Law School’s Student Bar Association recently held their second annual “Just Art!” art auction to raise funds for Drake Law’s Public Service Endowment.
Law School Renovation Underway
Phase 1 construction has begun on the extensive renovation of Cartwright Hall, the Law School’s primary classroom, office, and student activity venue. Construction is scheduled to be finished in time for courses to start Fall 2013.
View the live webcam
of the Opperman Hall Classroom renovation
Advocating for the Voting Rights of Americans Living and Working Abroad
In 2009, Stacey Van Zuiden, LW’12, left a career in Nebraska politics to go to law school with the hope of specializing in election law. She chose Drake Law School because of Iowa’s unique electoral climate.
1L Hits the Ground Running during Intellectual Property Internship in K.C.
A summer day in Kansas City may mean taking in a Royal’s game, enjoying a plate of barbeque, or relaxing at the Plaza, but for current Drake Law student Kyle Mendenhall, his summer experience was much faster paced.
Des Moines for Young Professionals
Des Moines is an optimal choice for a new professional taking a stab at the real world. The National Association for Law Placement ranks Des Moines as a top 40 city in buying power for new lawyers
. “The relative buying power of the dollar in any two cities is very important when comparing the nominal dollar amounts of the salaries in those two cities,” according to their website. Of cities in the Midwest, Des Moines ranks among the top ten.
"Public Service is Not a Spectator Sport"
Bryan Dearinger, a 2005 Drake Law alumnus and Public Service Scholar, recently spoke at Drake Law School in hopes to motivate current students to follow in his footsteps down a pathway of public service.