Career Opportunity Program

Drake Law School offers an opportunity for students to pursue a Juris Doctor (JD) degree on a part-time basis.

Drake Law School's Career Opportunity Program (COP) is intended for qualified law students who wish to earn a law degree part-time.

Program Overview

COP students have the option to enroll in a reduced course load of regular daytime classes. Students typically take 2-3 classes (6-9 credits) per semester. At any time, a COP student may elect to pursue full-time study.

Students must complete the 90-credit degree requirements within seven years of enrollment.


To apply for the Career Opportunity Program, simply follow the standard application instructions for JD applicants. Select "Career Opportunity Day Program" instead of "full-time" in the application details section of the online application.

Learn more about applying to Drake Law School.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 515-271-2782 or

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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.