Law School News
August 15, 2016
Mary Anne Franks of the University of Miami School of Law will deliver “Guns, Speech, and Sex: The Rise of Constitutional Extremism" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in Cartwright Hall room 213.
August 5, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will serve as keynote speaker at the Iowa LGBT Rural Summit on Aug. 18, an event co-sponsored by Drake Law School to share information with LGBT people, families, and the community.
August 4, 2016
Shontavia Johnson, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and director of the Intellectual Property Law Center, was selected to the ABA’s Top 40 Young Lawyers list, which recognizes young lawyers who exemplify high achievement, leadership, and community service.
July 13, 2016
When Eleasalo “Salo” Va’alele Ale, LW’94, left his home in American Samoa, he had the goal of someday returning to the islands to serve his community. He now serves as the Attorney General for American Samoa, a position he has held since 2014.
July 11, 2016
Jerry Foxhoven, executive director of the Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic and professor of law at Drake University Law School, was recently named the 2016 recipient of the Friend of Children Award from the Coalition for Family and Children’s Services in Iowa.
July 1, 2016
On July 1, Jerry Anderson, the Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professor of Law, will take over as dean of Drake Law School. He sat down for a Q&A to discuss his goals as dean, the current challenges facing legal education, and what sets Drake Law apart.
June 30, 2016
Shontavia Johnson, professor of law and the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, will take over as director of Drake Law School’s Intellectual Property Law Center on July 1, 2016.
June 22, 2016
According to data recently compiled by Drake Law School’s Career Development Office, 92.3 percent of the Drake Law Class of 2015 was employed 10 months after graduation, which ranks 36th out of 204 law schools nationwide and is well above the national average.
June 21, 2016
Shontavia Johnson, professor of law at Drake Law School, has been selected as a recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity’s 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award. She will be recognized along with the other honorees in the publication's September STEM issue.
May 18, 2016
Drake University Law School held its Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, in the Knapp Center.

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Law School News
August 15, 2016
Mary Anne Franks of the University of Miami School of Law will deliver “Guns, Speech, and Sex: The Rise of Constitutional Extremism" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in Cartwright Hall room 213.
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