Publications

Drake Law School boasts two student-published law journals that rank among the top in the nation.

Join one of the Law School's publications as a member of the editorial board or staff to gain experience and build your resume.

Drake Journal of Agricultural Law

As the only legal journal from an accredited law school focusing on agricultural law issues, the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law is dedicated to the review of legal issues affecting the agriculture industry. It seeks to provide a forum to explore contemporary issues in international and domestic agriculture law and bring these issues to the attention of the entire community.

The journal publishes articles written by professors, judges, attorneys, practitioners, students, and others on a national and international level.

To learn more and read past issues, visit the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law website.

Drake Law Review

The Drake Law Review publishes exemplary articles, notes, and lectures that are academically and practically relevant to professors, judges, practitioners, and law students. It has been ranked as one of the top most court-cited legal periodicals in the nation, including being cited by the United States Supreme Court in 2003.

The journal has published articles by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady, legal scholars Frank Michelman and Peter Edelman, and more.

The Drake Law Review also publishes Discourse, an online component established in 2012. Discourse features short legal articles, essays, and case commentaries on current topics in the legal community.

To learn more and read past issues, visit the Drake Law Review website.

Law School News
August 18, 2017
Drake Law School will honor former U.S. Congressman Neal Smith, LW'50, on Sept. 21. The event will feature selections from a videotaped interview in which Smith reveals details of his nearly four decades in public service.
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