Study Here, Practice Anywhere

Study Here, Practice Anywhere

Our alumni work in all 50 states and abroad. With employment rates consistently above the national average, Drake offers the perfect platform to launch a career anywhere.

Drake Law alumni work in private practice and the judiciary, in business and industry, in government and public service. They practice in Des Moines, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, London, and Beijing.

They work in large metropolitan areas and in small rural communities, from coast to coast, and border to border in the United States, and internationally in several countries.

When you join Drake Law, you’ll join this network and benefit from the experience, reach, and camaraderie of Bulldogs around the world.

Uniform Bar Exam

A law degree from Drake prepares you to launch a legal career anywhere. Iowa has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), which allows you to take the bar exam in Iowa and then use your score in other UBE jurisdictions across the country.

Alumni: Where are they now?

Meet some of our alumni who are using their Drake Law degrees around the globe.

Meredith Cooney, Class of 2014
Associate Attorney at Bauer Moynihan Johnson, LLP
Seattle, Washington

Sam Hodge, Class of 2011
Assistant District Attorney for the Bronx
Bronx, New York

Nathan MacPherson, Class of 2006
Attorney and Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Anchorage, Alaska

Michael Mersch, Class of 1995
World Series of Fighting Chief Operating Officer
Las Vegas, Nevada

Shannon Redd, Class of 2010
Staff Attorney and Training Manager for the D.C. Bar Association Pro Bono Program
Washington, D.C.

Eleasalo Va’alele Ale, Class of 1994
Attorney General of American Samoa
American Samoa

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Four alumni from Drake Law School were named to the Business Record’s 2018 Forty Under 40 list, which recognizes local business leaders in the Greater Des Moines area.