Drake—the only law school in Iowa's capital city—provides a competitive edge for students.
10 Minutes Away
Internships and clerkships are plentiful in state and federal courts, the Legislature and private legal firms.
Des Moines is the world's 3rd largest insurance center and headquarters for major banking and publishing companies.
Business Week online named Des Moines one of the best places to live for working women—70% of managers in the city are women—13% more than in Los Angeles.
The National Association of Law Placement ranked Des Moines as a top 40 city in buying power for new lawyers
Drake hosted Presidential Debates of both parties—adding to the many opportunities to meet or work for candidates and organizations.
A Place to Call Home
Des Moines is ranked in the top 3 of "America’s Most Livable Cities." -Forbes magazine
Des Moines, with more than a half million people in the metro area, hosts national art festivals, sporting events, concerts and theater productions.
Drake University Law School is ABA accredited, a charter member of the AALS and a member of the Order of the Coif.
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