Des Moines

Whether you're a foodie, art aficionado, or sports fan, there's something for everyone in Des Moines.

Professional Opportunity

As the only law school in Iowa's capital city, Drake Law students have a competitive advantage obtaining clerkships, internships, and professional employment.

Drake's campus is 10 minutes from the state capitol, state and federal courts, and a dynamic business district that houses national headquarters for insurance, banking, and publishing firms—many of which are led by Drake alumni.

Attractions

From festivals, miles of biking trails, wineries, and breweries to concerts, national sporting events, shopping, and restaurants, Des Moines is a dynamic city that continues to evolve.

Take a walk around Grey's Lake, go shopping in the vibrant East Village, catch a baseball game, or join your classmates for bar review at a local pub.

Political Hub

As Iowa's capital, Des Moines is known as a political hot spot. During campaign season, the city plays host to presidential candidates, national news correspondents, and local and visiting politicians.

Drake Law students have endless opportunities to get involved in the political action, from attending presidential debates on campus to volunteering for campaigns to meeting candidates during town halls.

Don't just take our word for it.

  • Best Places to Live (US News)
  • #1 Best Place for Business and Careers (Forbes)
  • #1 Best Place in U.S. for Young Professionals (Forbes)
  • Top 10 Best City to Live and Work (Robert Half Career City Index)
  • Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. (US News)
  • #1 Best U.S. City for Business (MarketWatch)
  • America's Wealthiest City (NBC's TODAY)

Additional Resources

City of Des Moines Official Site
Court Avenue District
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Social Club
Downtown Des Moines
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Greater Des Moines Young Professionals Connection
Historic East Village
Jordan Creek Town Center
Local Accommodations

Law School News
September 1, 2017
Drake Law School is hosting 29 Chinese law students from the Southwest University of Political Science & Law (SWUPL) as part of the Law School’s second annual Introduction to the American Legal System and American Law Program.
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