PROGRAM OVERVIEW Students considering law school must develop the ability to think analytically and critically, read widely and well, and communicate effectively. Students must also develop an understanding of social institutions and practices. Such students benefit most from a challenging curriculum comprised of rigorous courses that demand strong critical reasoning skills and a lot of reading and writing, and engages different kinds of texts, skills, concepts and theories.
RECOMMENDED CURRICULUM A solid liberal arts education is an excellent preparation for law school. Any academic major can provide appropriate preparation for the study of law.
OPPORTUNITIES Students considering law school are encouraged to take advantage of several learning opportunities offered by the Drake Law School:
The Dwight D. Opperman Lecture in Constitutional Law brings U.S. Supreme Court justices and other nationally prominent speakers to campus each year to discuss significant constitutional issues.
The Constitutional Law Center, one of four such centers in the nation to be endowed by Congress, is a valuable resource for students, scholars and legal professionals. Drake’s center sponsors an annual national symposium that explores constitutional issues, community law forums and the Constitutional Law Speaker Series.
Intercollegiate Mock Trial teaches students about the legal process as they develop important critical thinking and public speaking skills. The Law School hosts the annual National Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament, which attracts teams from more than 100 colleges and universities.
Apply Now - Application for Fall 2017
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Mid-October - Application & scholarship review begins for Fall 2017 students
October 20 - Campus Preview Half-Day
October 21 - Campus Preview Half-Day
October 28 - Project Teach: Visit and View Teacher Ed@Drake
October 29 - Politics Visit Day
November 4 - Business BlueChip Expo Visit Day
November 5 - STEM@Drake Visit Day
November 14 - Campus Preview Day
December 1 - Early Action Priority Deadline