Check this page frequently for details about Drake Law School's commencement ceremony and other graduation information.

Commencement Ceremony

2016-17 Drake Law School Commencement

Spring 2017 Drake Law School Commencement
Friday, May 12, 2017
7 p.m.
Knapp Center

Graduates line up alphabetically in the Law School at 6:00 p.m. The bagpipe processional begins at 6:45 p.m. Knapp Center opens for guests at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony usually lasts approximately 90 minutes.


Lifetouch Photography photographs all graduates at commencement. For more information and access to online photos, visit

See photos from the Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Drake Law School's Flickr page.


Information Technology Services provides live streaming video of the commencement ceremony.

See the video of the Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Drake's YouTube channel.

Graduation Requirements

See Drake Law School's graduation requirements.

Download the Public Service Certificate Form.


Order your official Drake University transcript on the Student Records website.

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On May 3, the Middleton Center for Children’s Rights will host a panel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark case In Re Gault, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles have the constitutional right to legal counsel.