For Admitted Students

Welcome to the Drake Law School Class of 2021!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Drake Law School! We are excited for you to begin your path to becoming a legal professional, and we're here to help make your transition to Drake Law School as seamless as possible.

We've provided some information about the necessary steps to finalize enrollment as well as details you will need to know before arriving on campus.

Admitted Student Visit Days

Friday, March 2
Admitted Student Visit Day
11:45 a.m.
Drake Law School, Cartwright Hall

11:45 a.m.  Registration
12 p.m.  Welcome and Financial Aid/Next Steps
12:15 p.m.  Lunch with Faculty
1 p.m.  Mock Class, Prof. Allan Vestal
1:30 p.m.  Student Panel
2 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Academic Success and Career Development
2:40 p.m. Tours with Current Students
3:45 p.m.  Reception at the home of Tom Bernau, LW'88, hosted with Jeff Goodman, LW'85 (including local alumni, students and Drake Law administration. A shuttle will be available every 20 minutes between 3:40 - 6 p.m.)

RSVP online by Monday, Feb. 26.
Additional details will be sent via email to all admitted students.

Saturday, March 24
Supreme Court Celebration and Admitted Student Open House
9 a.m.
Drake Law School, Cartwright Hall

9 a.m.  Registration, Cartwright Hall Lobby
10 a.m.  Observe Oral Arguments, Iowa Judicial Building
11:15 a.m.  Downtown Law Firm Visits/Lunch
1 p.m.  Financial Aid/Next Steps, Cartwright Hall
1:15 p.m.  Breakout Sessions: Academic Success, Career Development, and Student Panel
2:15 p.m.  Tours with Current Students
6:30 p.m.  Supreme Court Banquet Reception, Olmsted Center
* Students are invited to meet faculty just off reception area prior to the banquet.
7 p.m.  Supreme Court Celebration Banquet, Olmsted Center, Parents Hall

Transportation will be provided to all events held off campus.

RSVP online by Monday, March 19.
Additional details to be sent via email at at later date.

Campus Visits

If you haven't already visited campus, we invite you to do so either through our admitted students days (listed above) or through an individual visit. You can tour with a current student, sit in on a class, and meet with our admission staff.

To schedule your visit, call 515-271-2782 or email one week in advance.

Learn more about visiting Drake Law School.

Join the Class of 2021 Facebook Group

As a way to connect with your future classmates, join the Class of 2021 Facebook group.

This Facebook page is intended for admitted students to connect with each other on topics most important to you. Information will be posted occasionally to keep you up to date.

Orientation - 2018

Orientation 2018 dates and details will be provided as they come available. For information regarding the 2017 schedule, see below:

New Student Orientation Schedule

Fall Orientation Schedule for Summer Start Students


Questions? Contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 515-271-2782 or

Law School Events
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