Therapy dogs combat stress at Drake Law
In an effort to help students and faculty combat the stress of finals, the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund hosted therapy dogs. The Des Moines Register featured the event.
Mansfield's "The Sparks Fly Upward," performed at MIT
After a popular debut in Des Moines in 2008, a piece from the opera “The Sparks Fly Upward,” written by Cathy Lesser Mansfield, a professor of law at Drake University Law School, was performed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Holocaust Commemoration on April 8.
Foxhoven recognized for commitment to Iowa families
Jerry Foxhoven, executive director of the Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic and professor of law at Drake University Law School, has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s Margaret Hess Leadership In Family Empowerment (LIFE) Award given by Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.
National Championship for Client Counseling Competition team
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 this past weekend. As National Champions, Borland and Thorson have been invited to represent the United States in the International Client Consultation Competition at the University of Glasgow next week, where they will face 22 law school teams from around the world.
Children's Rights Clinic and School of Education to host panel on school deliquency
Keeping schools safe, while not relying heavily on juvenile courts to address problem behavior at school, has become a prominent issue generating national debate. We want to help our young people and ensure their successful futures, but when does misbehavior at school cross the line and become a police matter? Please join us for an important multi-disciplinary panel discussion on this topic at Drake University.
Drake's Agricultural Law Center is first to host Cuban law professor
Drake University Law School welcomes Professor Maritza McCormack from the University of Havana Law School to campus this week.
The official write-up can be found in Drake News
Consumer finance panel to feature Drake Law professor
On Thursday, March 28, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will convene a public field hearing in Des Moines, Iowa, to discuss the agency’s Consumer Complaint Database. The field event will feature remarks by CFPB Director Richard Cordray, followed by a panel discussion with consumer groups, industry stakeholders, and education and financial experts.
Jane Lorentzen, LW'91, named 2013 Drake Law Alumna of the Year
Each year, in conjunction with the annual Supreme Court Banquet, Drake Law honors one of its own. This year’s winner of the Drake Law Alumna of the Year award is Jane Lorentzen, LW’91.
Second delegation of Drake Law students immersed in Cuban agriculture
Drake Law students made a second trip to Cuba this January to study agricultural law reforms. Professor Neil Hamilton, director of Drake’s Agricultural Law Center, led the group along with Emiliano Lerda, LW’10, consultant to the Center on Latin American agricultural law, and Matt Russell, food policy coordinator in the Center.
A Client Counseling win for Drake Law
One of Drake Law's two ABA Client Counseling teams, comprised of Nate Borland and Katheryn Pearson Thorson, won the Regional rounds of the Client Counseling Competition this weekend in Saint Paul, Minn. Drake's other team of Maggie White and Ben Neitzel also performed well. All of these students are in their final year of law school.
Drake Law featured on both KCCI and WHO TV
Two local television stations recently featured students gaining valuable practice experience at Drake Law.
Political Dysfunction this year's topic for Drake’s Constitutional Law Symposium
The Drake University Constitutional Law Center will again host the Constitutional Law Symposium, with the support of Belin McCormick Law Firm, P.C. This year’s symposium features some of the political world’s most prominent authors and speakers. The topic, “The U.S. Constitution and Political Dysfunction: Is There a Connection?” could not come at a better time.
"Juvenile Records Sealing Day" at Drake Law
Drake Law's Middleton Center for Children's Rights and the Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic will host a "Juvenile Records Sealing Day," Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Legal Clinic, 2400 University Ave.
76th Annual Supreme Court Celebration held at Drake University Law School
A 76-year tradition continued this past weekend as Drake Law hosted another successful Supreme Court Celebration. The Supreme Court Celebration is held annually to honor the Iowa Supreme Court for its commitment to justice and legal education and to recognize achievements by students, faculty, alumni and friends.
Des Moines Register's YP Spotlight: A 'calling' leads to Iowa Legal Aid for Justin Gross (LW'08)
A feature on Drake Law alumnus Justin Gross ('08) and his work as a staff attorney for Iowa Legal Aid.
Drake Law unveils student portfolios
Law schools are under fire for failing to prepare students for practice. At Drake University Law School, teaching students how to practice law has always been our focus, long before it became trendy. The next generation of Drake graduates will prove it.
Des Moines great option for young professionals
With accolades like Forbes #4 “Best Places for Business and Careers” (June, 2012) and #1 “Best City for Young Professionals” (July, 2011), who wouldn’t choose Des Moines for law school?
Renowned professor to discuss Egyptian politics and constitutionalism
Nathan Brown, professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University, will be speaking at Drake Law School on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.
2013 First Year Trial Practicum Addresses Wrongful Death
The First Year Trial Practicum (FYTP) case this year is a wrongful death case.