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Supreme Court Celebration

Justice Waterman photo at dinner

Join us for a celebration of Drake Law School's long-standing relationship with the Iowa Supreme Court!

Drake Law School's annual Supreme Court Celebration celebrates the history of academic excellence, leadership, and service at Drake Law and honors the Law School's symbiotic relationship with the Iowa Supreme Court. Keynote speaker for the 82nd annual Supreme Court Celebration Banquet on March 30, 2019, will be Professor Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale.

2019 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 27

  • SBA Lunch and Awards Ceremony - noon, Kern Commons

Thursday, March 28

  • 1L Breakfast with Supreme Court Justices - 8:30 a.m., Legal Clinic
  • Faculty Lunch with Supreme Court Justices - 11:30 a.m., Legal Clinic
  • Drake Law Review Dinner and Awards Ceremony - 6 p.m., Kern Commons

Friday, March 29

  • Festchrift Luncheon for Professor Neil Hamilton - noon, Kern Commons
  • Journal of Agricultural Law Dinner and Awards Ceremony/Neil Hamilton Celebration Dinner - 6 p.m., Courtside Club, Shivers Practice Facility

Saturday, March 30

  • Moot Court Luncheon and Awards Ceremony - 11:30 a.m., Kern Commons
  • Supreme Court Celebration Banquet and Awards Ceremony - 6 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. dinner, Parents Hall

2018 Awards and Recognition

Alumna of the Year
Karen Shaff, LW’79

Recent Alumna of the Year
Kristina Stanger, LW’05

Distinguished Public Service Award
Robert Oberbillig, LA'56, LW'58

Learn more about the alumni award winners.

See lists of other award recipients:


View photos from the 81st annual Supreme Court Celebration:

See also a list of past Supreme Court Celebration programs.

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