Erin Lain Profile

Assistant Provost

Associate Professor of Law

515-271-2040
erin.lain@drake.edu

Areas of Expertise

Legal Education, Academic Success, Bar Exam

Education

PhD – Drake University
JD – Drake Law School
BA – Drake University

Professional Experience

Drake Law School professor since 2016
CLEO Summer Institute Director (2016, 2011)
Instructor at Simpson College
Director of Academic Success Program
Assistant Director of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives
Intern for Federal Magistrate Judge, Celeste Bremer

Selected Publications

  • Experiences of Academically Dismissed Black and Latino/a Law Students: Stereotype Threat, Fight or Flight Coping Mechanisms, Isolation and Feelings of Systemic Betrayal, 45 J. L. EDUC. 279-326 (2016).
  • Emotional Intelligence: A Valuable Tool For Traditional And Non-Traditional Leaders, in FOLLOW THE LEADER? 3-11 (Liz Glodek et al. eds., 2013).
  • New Orleans Trip Reinforces Students’ Law Career Decisions, 70 The Iowa Lawyer 12-14 (2010).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Best Qualitative Research Poster Award, Iowa Educational Research and Evaluation Association Annual Conference (2015)
  • 
Inducted into the William A. Blakey Diversity Pipeline Architects Group 
(2013)
  • Student Bar Association Executive Board’s Dean Service Award 
(2013)
  • Des Moines Young Professionals Diversity Committee Member of the Year (2012)
  • Called to be True Blue Award for Excellence in Learning, Integrity, and Citizenship (2012)
Law School News
August 22, 2017
Peter Coniglio, LW’78, recently completed a detail as an associate counsel to President Donald J. Trump, during which time he helped review candidates for federal government posts and prepared them for nomination hearings before they were considered for U.S. Senate approval.
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