The following Drake Law School policies are aimed at student success.
Employers: See Employer Policies & Procedures.
Students who are interested in clinic, prosecutorial internships, or any other experiential opportunity that qualifies for student practice are responsible for ensuring they are in compliance with the relevant Student Practice Rules (Drake Law School Student Handbook, Rule 5.4).
The handbook provides the relevant rules for the local state and federal courts; however, students need to ensure that they meet the requirements for the jurisdiction in which they will be serving.
The Career Development Office provides reciprocal services between Drake Law School and other ABA accredited law schools so that students and alumni may search other job databases. Please view our Statement of Reciprocity for additional information, and if you have any questions or if you would like to request reciprocity through Drake Law School.
For Student Information, Employers are expected to abide by the following Drake Law School policies.
Services of the Drake Law School Career Development Office are available only to employers whose employment practices are consistent with our policies. By their participation, employers agree that their employment practices do not violate Drake Law School’s policies.
If it is determined that an employer’s practices violate Drake Law School’s policies, we will not authorize the use of Drake’s Career Development Office by such employer or access may be rescinded.
The principles of equal access and equal opportunity require that all interactions within the University be free from invidious discrimination. Drake University therefore prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or any characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment.
Sexual harassment of students from Drake Law School under your employment is strictly prohibited.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors, or other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct aimed at another because of sex when:
These definitions are intended to be in accordance with federal and state law.
Drake Law encourages students not to engage in employment for more that 20 hours per week in any semester in which the student is enrolled full-time.
Unpaid internships may be posted by government or not-for-profit organizations. However, we do not post positions for law firms or for-profit companies that are unpaid, except in very limited circumstances, due to Department of Labor regulations.