At Drake Law School, we combine innovative curriculum with practical experience to prepare students to be outstanding lawyers and leaders in their communities.

Drake Law School offers various degree programs, including:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)—For students with a four-year bachelor's degree who wish to practice law in any state.
  • Master of Jurisprudence (MJ)—For students with a four-year bachelor's degree who do not wish to practice law, but rather want a better understanding of the law to advance their career. A JD degree is not required for admission to this program.
  • Master of Laws (LLM)—For students who hold a JD degree or equivalent and wish to pursue an advanced curriculum to expand their practice. For international students, an LLM may allow them to sit for the bar exam in some states and obtain a license to practice law in the U.S.

Drake Law School also offers a 3+3 program with many undergraduate institutions as well as joint degrees in cooperation with Drake University, Iowa State University, Des Moines University, and the University of Iowa.

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Law School News
March 12, 2018
Drake Law School is pleased to announce alumni award winners. Karen Shaff, LW’79, was named the 2018 Alumna of the Year; Kristina Stanger, LW’05, was named the 2018 Recent Alumna of the Year; and Robert Oberbillig, LA'56, LW'58, received the Distinguished Public Service Award.