International Opportunities

Drake Law students have opportunities to expand their classroom knowledge abroad in Cuba or France.

Ag Law in Cuba

In 2012, a group of Drake Law School students became the first U.S. legal group to visit Cuba to study agricultural law. Since then, Neil Hamilton, director of the Agricultural Law Center, has been leading Drake Law students to the country as part of a course on international agricultural development and the law.

During the visit, students meet with Cuban agriculture and legal officials, attend lectures about the Cuban legal and agricultural systems, and visit several farms and urban gardens.

Learn more about the Ag Law in Cuba program.

Summer in France

Drake Law School's Summer in France program gives students a chance to earn 6 credits in comparative and international law subjects, taught in English, at the University of Nantes in Nantes, France.

During the trip, students participate in a mock trial with French lawyers, visit administrative courts and the local legislature, and more. The program is organized by Professor Ellen Yee.

Learn more about the Summer in France program.

Post-Graduate Study in China

The Post-Graduate Study in China program enables Drake Law graduates to study as part of International Law Fellowships or teach as a foreign expert teacher at South West University of Political Science & Law (SWUPL) in Chongqing, China.

Learn more about Post-Graduate Study in China.

Law School News
May 22, 2017
Drake Law School alumnus Terry Branstad, LW’74, the longest-serving governor in our nation’s history, has officially been confirmed as United States Ambassador to China.
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