Danielle Shelton Profile

Professor of Law


Areas of Expertise

Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy, Trial Law, Commercial and Employment Litigation


JD – Harvard Law School, magna cum laude
BA – Augustana College, summa cum laude

Professional Experience

Drake Law School professor since 2003
Clerk for The Hon. Edward Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Partner and of counsel for Belin McCormick, P.C.
Of counsel for Weinhardt & Logan, P.C.

Selected Publications

  • Iowa's Animal Torture Law Following State v. Meerkink: A Call for Clarity and Enforcement, 62 Drake Law Review 743 (2014).
  • Rewriting Rule 68: Realizing the Benefits of the Federal Settlement Rule by Injecting Certainty Into Offers of Judgment, 91 Minnesota Law Review 865 (2007).
  • When Private Goes Public: Legal Protection for Women Who Breastfeed in Public and at Work, 14 Law & Inequality Journal 179 (1995).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Temporary Examiner for the Iowa Bar Examination
  • Pro bono work for the AIDS Project and Legal Aid of Iowa
  • Regular speaker on employment law and commercial litigation

Additional Information

Danielle Shelton Curriculum Vitae

Law School Events
December 16, 2017
January 2, 2018
Law School News
November 21, 2017
Drake Law faculty and students in the Middleton Center for Children's Rights were instrumental in a new Juvenile Court Rule banning the routine shackling of children in juvenile court.