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Academic Awards

Each year, Drake Law School recognizes students for their outstanding academic achievements.

Order of the Coif

The Order of the Coif is a national law school scholastic honor society that encourages excellence in legal education. Drake Law School’s chapter of the Order of the Coif was chartered in 1951.

Each year, students who rank in the top 10 percent of the graduating class are selected for membership.

Members elected in 2018:

Zachary Clausen
Matthew Engelstad
Samantha Farmer
Madison LeDuc
Dillon Malone
Mackenzi Nash
Mackenzie O'Brien
Wendy Rima
Olivia Slater
Julia Steggerda-Corey
Thomas Weber

CALI Excellence for the Future Awards

The CALI Excellence for the Future Awards are given to students attaining the highest grade for selected courses leading to a J.D. degree.

Summer 2018

Rebecca Cohen - Contract Drafting
Austin Decker - Criminal Law
Trynann Utzinger - Elements of Law
Grant Gustafson - Evidence
Tobi Parks - Trial Advocacy

Spring 2018

Nicholas Adkins - Property
Joel Aschbrenner - Civil Procedure-Process of Litigation
Abdalla Azkalany - Constitutional Litigation
Abdalla Azkalany - Criminal Practice/Procedure I
Zachary Clausen - Employment Law
William Daniel - Contracts II
Natalie Deerr - Contracts II
Samantha Farmer - Real Estate Transactions
Sarah Golwitzer - Federal Criminal Law
Victoria Haag - Trial Advocacy
Ashley Hemphill - Copyright Law
Haley Hermanson - Conflict of Laws
Danielle Holmes - Patent Office Practice
Danielle Holmes - Internet Law
Benjamin Kenkel - Property
T I. Kling - Insurance Law
Joe Lancaster - Bankruptcy & Debt Collection
Alexander LeSher - Civil Procedure-Process of Litigation
Alec Maas - Administrative Law
Dillon Malone - Business Taxation
Samantha Nordstrom - Bar Exam Preparation
Jackson O'Brien - Business Associations
Jackson O'Brien - Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Jackson O'Brien - Current Issues in Food & Agriculture
Mackenzie O'Brien - Real Estate Transactions
Mackenzie O'Brien - Health Care Business Law
Jacob Oeth - Employment Law
Samantha Ridlen - Children & the Law
Wendy Rima - Gaming Law
Wendy Rima - Secured Transactions
Wendy Rima - Sales
Nicole Rogers - Mergers & Acquisitions
Nicole Rogers - Consumer Protection
Matthew Roling - Consumer Protection
Brinet Rutherford - Constitutional Litigation
Geoffrey Sellers - Constitutional Law I
Leland Slawson - Constitutional Law I
Julie Spieker - Family Law
Kayla Sproul - Business Associations
Julia Steggerda-Corey - International Trade
Gabriel Walsh - Criminal Procedure II
Andrew Whitehill - Environmental Practice
Spencer Willems – Evidence 

Fall 2017

Nicholas Adkins - Contracts I
Joel Aschbrenner - Torts
Jessica Belman - Law Office Management
Olivia Brooks - Evidence
Olivia Brooks - Trial Advocacy
Alysun Bulver - Torts
Thomas Bush - Criminal Law
Kate Clark - Domestic Violence
Natalie Deerr - Contracts I
Joshua Duden - International Agricultural Development-Cuba I
Matthew Engelstad - Election Law
Austin Heeren - Land Use Control
Adam Kiel - Workers Compensation
Chelsey Knapp - Civil Procedure-Constitutional Framework
Taylor Larson - Legislative Practice
Alexander Le Sher - Criminal Law
Madison LeDuc - Contract Drafting
Dillon Malone - State & Local Government
Andrew Morgan - Patent Law
Jordan Nickerson - Administrative Law
Jackson O'Brien - Family Law
Mackenzie O'Brien - Introduction to Agricultural Law
Mackenzie O'Brien - Federal Income Tax
Mackenzie O'Brien - Secured Transactions
Wendy Rima - Business Associations
Wendy Rima - Wills & Trusts
Nicole Rogers - Constitutional Law II
Jill Schoborg - Introduction to Intellectual Property
Matthew Schwartzkopf - Trial Advocacy
Trevor Schweinefus - Civil Procedure-Constitutional Framework
Olivia Slater - Sales
Julie Spieker - Trademarks
Nicole Steddom - Criminal Law
Frank Swanson - Legislation
Moriah Umfress - Immigration Law
Dana Van Gent - Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Andrew Whitehill - Environmental Law
Spencer Willems - Constitutional Law II
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