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Recent Alumni of the Year

Established in 2017, Drake Law School's Recent Alumni of the Year award recognizes outstanding graduates who have made an impact early in their careers.

The Recent Alumni of the Year award recognizes Drake Law alumni who have graduated in the past 15 years. The recipients have seen a high level of professional success early in their careers and have made an impact on the community through public service.

The award winners are recognized at the Law School's annual Supreme Court Celebration.

2019
Emiliano Lerda, LW’08

2018
Kristina Stanger, LW’05

2017
Nate Boulton, LW’05, GR'05
Kathleen Law, LW’05

 
Law School News
February 20, 2020
John Gilbertson, a third-year student at Drake University Law School, was recognized onstage during GRAMMY Week 2020 at the 22nd Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Event and Scholarship Presentation, hosted by the Recording Academy. His paper, titled Play It Again Sam: The Free-Market Case for Government Intervention in the Music Streaming Sector, received runner-up in the Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition, winning him a trip to Los Angeles and a $2,500 scholarship.