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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 2021:

Ryan Benn
Logan Brundage
Kara Eischen
Katherine Hamilton
Josh Hughes
Nathaniel Jackson
Mariah Kauder
Samuel McMichael
Austin Poock
Elaina Steenson

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.

Fall 2020

Bryce Arbour - Criminal Law
Audrey Baumgartner - Trial Advocacy
Elizabeth Bonnett - Constitutional Law II
Rachel Bruns - Immigration Law
Clark Butler - Pretrial Advocacy
Christian Crocker - Torts
Clarissa Davison – Bankruptcy/Debt Collection
Brett Donahe - Administrative Law
Eve Durand - Intro to Intellectual Property
Brody Egger - Civil Procedure/Constitutional Framework
Kara Eischen - Election Law
Jordan Gehlhaar - Evidence
Patrick Gray - Federal Income Tax
Erik Janss - Torts
Mariah Kauder - International Human Rights
Adam Lange - Civil Procedure/ Constitutional Framework
Keyan McAreavy - Constitutional Law II
Samuel McMichael - Secured Transactions
Samuel McMichael - Criminal Procedure/ Investigation
Caleb Mundorf - Workers Compensation
Logan Namanny - Business Associations
Logan Namanny - Domestic Violence
Caleb Piersma - Criminal Law
Kevin Schulting - Prosecution and Defense
Elaina Steenson - Family Law
Christi Wickre - Criminal Law

Spring 2021

Bryce Arbour - Contracts II
Erin Boggess - Civil Procedure/Process of Litigation
Erin Boggess - Property
Logan Brundage - Education Law
Logan Brundage - Real Estate Law
Rachel Bruns - Family Law
Brecklyn Carey - Criminal Procedure/Adjudication
Brecklyn Carey - Criminal Procedure/ Investigation
Ross Carpenter - Copyright Law
Keegan Cassady - Constitutional Law
Dustin Coffman - Intro to International Law
Brett Donahe - Business Associations
Brett Donahe - Evidence
Eve Durand - Patent Law
Brody Egger - Civil Procedure/Process of Litigation
Brody Egger - Contracts II
Kara Eischen - Conflict of Laws
Emma Grotting - Administrative Law
Crystal Haakma - Children & the Law
Katherine Hamilton - Wills & Trusts
Blake Huser - Bar Exam Preparation
Eric Janss - Constitutional Law I
Mariah Kauder - Entrepreneurial/Transactional Clinic
Mariah Kauder - Secured Transactions
Adam Lange - Civil Procedure/Process of Litigation
Adam Lange - Constitutional Law I
Adam Lange - Property
Samuel McMichael - Modern Torts/Sexual Harassment
Riley Noble - Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Grant Ostby - Sales
Austin Putz - Trial Advocacy
Taylor Sellers - Criminal Motions Practicum
Brayden Sternklar - Mergers & Acquisitions
Catrina Waite - Consumer Protection
Spencer Ward - Trial Advocacy
Ryan Williams - Law Office Management
Ryan Williams - Sports & Antitrust
Zoe Wissler - Children & the Law

Summer 2021

Rebecca Anglen - Elements of Law
Rebecca Anglen - US Supreme Court
Erin Boggess - Evidence
Erin Boggess - Contracts II

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