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Student Bar Association Awards

The Student Bar Association (SBA) serves as the official governing body for the entire student body of Drake Law School.

Each year, the SBA presents awards honoring individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the success of the SBA programs or to the life of the student body as a whole. The awards are presented at the SBA Luncheon and Awards Ceremony as well as the Supreme Court Celebration Banquet.

SBA President’s Student Service Award

2022 recipients:
Dustin Coffman, Andrea Hardesty and Catherine Anderson Stotzke

SBA Executive Board’s Outstanding Student Leader Award

2022 recipients:
Jacque Judickas, Jancy Nielson and Rachel Payton

SBA Executive Board’s Faculty Service Award

2022 recipient:
Jennifer Zwagerman, Director, Drake Agricultural Law Center; Assistant Professor of Law

SBA Executive Board’s Staff Service Award

2022 recipient:
Susan Dittmer, Law School Budget and Office Manager

Leland Forrest Outstanding Professor Award

The recipient of this award is selected each year by students of the graduating class. The award recognizes outstanding contribution to quality legal education both in and out of the classroom.

2022 recipient:
Matthew Doré, Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professor of Law

SBA Shane Sweeney Supportive Partner Award

This award is given annually by the Drake Law School Council of Leaders in memory of Shane Sweeney, the spouse of Meghann Sweeney, LW'09. It recognizes the spouse or partner of a law student who has shown outstanding support of his/her spouse and the Law School.

2022 recipient:
Kaelyn Bohstedt

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