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Agricultural Law Center


The Drake Agricultural Law Center is an internationally-recognized program centered on the study of food and agricultural law.

Founded in 1983, the Agricultural Law Center provides opportunities for students to explore how the legal system impacts the food system and the agricultural sector's ability to produce, market, and use agricultural products.

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Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Zwagerman, Director of the Drake Agricultural Law Center; Assistant Professor of Law
515-271-4119 jennifer.zwagerman@drake.edu
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Neil Hamilton, Emeritus Director of the Drake Agricultural Law Center; Emeritus Professor of Law
515-271-2065 neil.hamilton@drake.edu
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Law School News
February 20, 2020
John Gilbertson, a third-year student at Drake University Law School, was recognized onstage during GRAMMY Week 2020 at the 22nd Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Event and Scholarship Presentation, hosted by the Recording Academy. His paper, titled Play It Again Sam: The Free-Market Case for Government Intervention in the Music Streaming Sector, received runner-up in the Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition, winning him a trip to Los Angeles and a $2,500 scholarship.