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Future Students

Drake Law School provides a different kind of legal education. With an excellent foundation in legal theory, our students roll up their sleeves and put theory into action.

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Current Students

At Drake Law School, we are committed to providing an exceptional learning environment and giving you the tools you need to be successful in the real world.

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Drake Law School's 6,000+ alumni span the globe, using their law degrees in every facet of the legal profession.

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of Drake Law faculty have practiced law


for graduate employment at law firms with 100 or fewer attorneys (preLaw magazine)


Cases handled each year by the Drake Legal Clinic

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From Texas to Des Moines: 2L Wyatt Harlan Practices his Passion at Drake Law

Growing up on his family’s farm in the Texas Panhandle, 2L Wyatt Harlan developed a deep passion for the agricultural industry. He chose to practice his passion at Drake Law School because of the outstanding Agricultural Law program and Drake’s practical, hands-on approach to legal training.

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2L Eric Lee II Selected for Baker McKenzie’s NBLSA Tax Mentor Program

Drake 2L student Eric Wendel Lee II is spending the spring semester as one of 30 mentees in Baker McKenzie’s 2024 National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) Tax Mentor Program. This competitive program is designed to educate interested NBLSA members about careers in tax law.

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Children’s Rights Clinic Case Goes to the Iowa Supreme Court

A Children’s Rights Center (CRC) case involving the recovery of expert witness fees is under review by the Iowa Supreme Court. Third-year students Payton Kitterman and Taylor Thomas's work will have a significant impact on how these issues are handled in the future.

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