Legislative Practice Certificate

The Legislative Practice Certificate gives students a first-hand look into the legislative process from a legal perspective.

Drake Law School's proximity to the Iowa legislature in the capital city of Des Moines offers students a valuable opportunity for practical experience in legislative practice.

The Legislative Practice Certificate combines coursework and internships to give students a significant understanding of the law-making process.

Download the Legislative Practice Certificate Checklist.

See Legislative Practice Certificate Learning Outcomes

Curriculum

The Legislative Practice Certificate is obtained by successfully completing 14 credits of the following courses.

Required Courses

Administrative Law (3 credits)
State and Local Government Law (3 credits)
Legislation – Must be taken 2L year, first semester (2 credits) 
Legislative Internship – Must be taken 2L year, second semester (2 credits)
Legislative Practice – Must be taken 3L year, first semester (2 credits) 
Legislative Practice Internship – Must be taken 3L year, second semester (2-3 credits)

For more information about courses, see Drake Law School's course descriptions.

Learn more about Legislative Practice Center internships.


Program Director:

Julie Smith, Director of the Legislative Practice Center; Assistant Professor of Law
julie.smith@drake.edu

Certificate Notification Form

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October 23, 2017
Four Drake Law 1L students argued before the Iowa Court of Appeals during the final round of the C. Edwin Moore Competition, a voluntary oral advocacy competition offered to all first-year students.
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