Jennifer Zwagerman Profile

Director of Career Development

Associate Director of the Agricultural Law Center


Areas of Expertise

Agricultural Law, Food and the Law, Litigation


LLM – University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville
JD – Drake University Law School, highest honors, Order of the Coif, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Opperman Scholar
BS – Michigan State University, high honors

Professional Experience

Associate director of the Drake Agricultural Law Center since 2015
Drake Law School director of Career Development since 2011
Drake Law School visiting/adjunct professor since 2010
Attorney at Faegre & Benson (n/k/a Faegre Baker Daniels)
Judicial clerk for The Hon. David Hansen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Selected Publications

  • Recognizing Challenges and Opportunities in the Quest to End Hunger, 4 Texas A & M Law Review 315 (2017).

  • Rural America Matters to All Americans, The Conversation (January 20, 2017).
  • In Focus: Examining the New FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 33 Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy 123 (2011) (co-author).
  • Checking Out the Checkoff: An Overview and Where We Are Now That The Legal Battles Have Quieted, 14 Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 149 (2009).
  • Blinded by the Big City Lights: Career Development’s Role in Addressing the Rural Lawyer Crisis, NALP Bulletin (September 2014).
  • Starting the Conversation – Mindfulness, Well-Being and Self-Care for Law Students and Young Lawyers, NALP Bulletin (October 2015).
  • Food Safety Bill Passes, But Many Questions Remain, National Law Journal (March 2011) (co-author).

Significant Accomplishments

  • President & Member of the Board of Directors for the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA)
  • NALP – Member of the Board of Directors (2017-present); Annual Education Conference Planning Committee (2016-2017); Technology Innovation Working Group (2015-2016); Chair, Small/Solo CSO Section (2013-2015); Presenter, Annual Education Conference (2013, 2014, 2018)
  • Drake Agricultural Law Journal Friend of the Journal Award
  • Drake Law Student Bar Association Staff Service Award
  • Iowa State Bar Association – Rural Practice Committee, Agricultural Law Section Council, Law Practice Management Committee (2013-2015), Young Lawyer’s Division-5C Representative (2008-2014)

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Law School Events
June 13, 2018
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July 12, 2018
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Law School News
May 2, 2018
Jacqueline Garcia is celebrating two milestones this month: She’ll receive her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and wrap up her first year of law school at Drake University.