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Profile spotlights Jim Albert's efforts to stick up for underdogs

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Jim Albert addresses students in this photo by Des Moines Register photographer Mary Chind.
The Des Moines Register ran a lengthy feature story about Drake University Law School Professor Jim Albert on Sunday, highlighting Albert's many initiatives to help underprivileged people.

The 29-year member of the Drake faculty and chairman of the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board has a history of sticking up for the underdog -- from rallying to reinstate flextime for secretaries and file clerks, to defending televangelists in the courts.

In his latest effort, Albert started a nonprofit foundation to benefit poor children in Belize. That group has raised $10,000 in its first year with a stated goal of raising $100,000 the second year, Albert told the Register.

Read the entire story at the Des Moines Register website
Date Posted: 10/26/2010
Last Modified: 10/26/2010 9:11:00 AM by Megan Flynn