Clinics & Centers

Drake Law School's top-ranked legal clinic and five centers prepare students for professional practice and career success.

Neal & Bea Smith Legal Clinic

Through Drake’s legal clinic, students build valuable professional experience and apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations.

Each student can participate in one of Drake Law School's five clinical programs. Working with real clients with real legal problems, students analyze complex information, build communication skills, develop advocacy strategies, negotiate and mediate, and more.

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Centers of Excellence

Drake Law School's five unique centers provide opportunities for students to pursue their professional interests while also serving the community.

From drafting legislation to improving the lives of children to studying agricultural law in Cuba, Drake's centers offer a wide range of opportunities for practical experience.

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Law School News
February 16, 2017
Professor Kurt Lash of the University of Illinois College of Law will deliver a lecture titled “On the 150th Anniversary of the Reconstruction Amendments: The Two Thirteenth Amendments” on March 2.
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