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For Admitted Students

Welcome to the Drake Law School Class of 2022!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Drake Law School! We are excited for you to begin your path to becoming a legal professional, and we're here to help make your transition to Drake Law School as seamless as possible.

We've provided some information about the necessary steps to finalize enrollment as well as details you will need to know before arriving on campus.

Campus Visits

If you haven't already visited campus, we invite you to do so either through our admitted students days (to be posted when finalized) or through an individual visit. You can tour with a current student, observe a class, and meet with our admission staff.

To schedule your visit, call 515-271-2782, email, or request a campus visit online one week in advance.

Prospective Student Open House:

Friday, January 25
Cartwright Hall
11 a.m.

* While this open house is available to all interested students, a lunch will be provided with the Law School Board of Counselors, the alumni advisory board. Admitted students are welcome to attend. More details can be found on Visit Days and Events.

Admitted Student Events:

Tuesday, Feb. 12
Eric Holder, Former Attorney General for the United States
Cartwright Hall
2 p.m.
* Will include a tour and an admission overview, followed by a 4 p.m. address by Eric Holder. This is an invitation-only event.

RSVP Online

Friday, March 8
Admitted Student Open House and Alumni Reception
Cartwright Hall
11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.  Registration
11:45 a.m.  Welcome, Dean Jerry Anderson
12 p.m.       Lunch with Law School Faculty
12:45 p.m.  Financial Aid and Next Steps
1:15 p.m.    Business Associations, Prof. Allan Vestal
2:30 p.m.    Career Development and Student Experience
3 p.m.         Tours with Current Students
4 p.m.         Reception with Alumni, hosted by Tom Bernau, LW'88, and Jeff Goodman, LW'85

RSVP Online

Saturday, March 30
Admitted Student Open House and Supreme Court Celebration
Cartwright Hall
9 a.m.

Registration will be available in early February.

Additional information will be forthcoming via email to all admitted students.

Learn more about visiting Drake Law School.

Join the Class of 2022 Facebook Group

As a way to connect with your future classmates, join the Class of 2022 Facebook group.

This Facebook page is intended for admitted students to connect with each other on topics most important to you. Information will be posted occasionally to keep you up to date.

Orientation 2019

Orientation 2019 will tentatively be held the third week of August 2019. Details will be provided as they come available.

To view a schedule from previous years, click the link below.

Orientation Schedule 2018 (pdf)

Questions? Contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 515-271-2782 or

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