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Student Profiles

Our students come from all over the United States to experience Drake Law School's one-of-a-kind legal education.

Learn about our first year class and meet some of our students and learn about their opportunities to gain practical experience before graduation.

The Drake Law School student body comes from 33 states, 3 foreign country, and 122 undergraduate institutions.

Fall 2023 Entering Class*

Applicants: 503
Enrolled: 115
Median LSAT: 154
LSAT range (25/75 percentile): 151/157
Median GPA: 3.49
GPA range (25/75 percentile): 3.30/3.77
Women enrolled: 58%
Students of color enrolled: 10%

*As of the first day of classes.

2023 Law School Profile

Total student enrollment: 332
Women enrolled: 57%
Students of color enrolled: 10%

States Represented:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Student Profiles

Jasmine Carbin Jasmine Carbin Profile Photo

Waterloo, Iowa
Class of 2025

"I chose Drake Law School because it allowed me to
stay in Iowa, which is really important to me. Iowa is known for its legal deserts in rural areas and I want to play a role in fixing that problem. I believe that everyone
should have equal access to the justice system."

  • Summer Associate, Whitfield & Eddy Law
  • Legal Intern, Wells Fargo
  • President, Drake Black Law Student Association
  • Junior staff, Drake Law Review
  • Treasurer, Drake Youth Law Society
  • Member, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity

Catherine Dukelow Catherin Dukelow Profile Photo

Bloomington, Minn.
Class of 2024

"I chose Drake because I heard great things about the school and their amazing scholarship program that made going to law school a possibility for me. I didn't quite know what I was getting into, but Drake has been an amazing experience for me. The professors care about the students inside and out of the classroom. I feel like I'm learning so much and have been given so many wonderful opportunities. I wouldn't have gotten to intern with the Juvenile Public Defenders without Drake's amazing mentorship. I also appreciate that I get to pursue my interests in the classes I take 2L and 3L year. I feel like there is a good variety of classes that are enjoyable and challenging."

  • Summer Law Clerk, Major Litigation Division, Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Law Library Desk Supervisor, Drake Law School
  • Legal Intern, Iowa Public Defender-Juvenile Division
  • Law Clerk, Wagner, Falconer & Judd, Ltd., Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Project Editor, Drake Law Review
  • Member, National Moot Court Team
  • President, Public Interest Law Association

Conner GreeneConner Greene Profile Photo

North Liberty, Iowa
Class of 2024

"I could not be more grateful for the experiences I have had while attending Drake Law and I truly believe the education I have received has set a firm foundation for my legal career. My classes have consistently challenged me to be a better student. My professors have always been invested in my success and looked for any opportunity they could to help me achieve my goals. The Career Development Office has always gone above and beyond to ensure I am prepared for professional opportunities."

  • Intern, United States Attorney's Office - Southern District of Iowa
  • Intern, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Enforcement Team, Chicago, Ill.
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Stephen H. Locher, United States District Court - Southern District of Iowa
  • Law Clerk, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, United States Attorney's Office - Southern District of California
  • Research Editor, Drake Law Review
  • Member, AAJ Mock Trial Team
  • Peer leader, Integrated Study Groups

Johnny NguyenJohnny Nguyen Profile Photo

Seattle, Wash.
Class of 2025

"From the moment I was accepted, I felt like the Drake Law community was going to support me through the grind of law school-and they have. Faculty hold us to high expectations while also being available to answer any questions; fellow law students are friendly rather than adversarial; and Drake Law alumni are all over the country so professional connections are easy to establish. Because of the Drake Law community, I feel confident entering the legal profession.”

  • Legal Writing Fellow
  • Research Assistant, Drake Constitutional Law Center
  • Legal Intern, EMC Insurance Companies
  • Summer Law Clerk, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C.
  • Junior staff, Drake Law Review
  • Secretary, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
  • Alternate Member, National Moot Court Team
  • Cady Fellow

Chantry NoelChantry Noel Profile Photo

West Branch, Iowa
Class of 2024

"As a non-traditional student, choosing a law program that gave me hands on experience was super important to me. What I love about Drake Law is that I am not just learning the theory of law, I am being shown how to practice it too. Through clinics, internships, and volunteer work, I have been able to practice law as a student more than I ever could have dreamed. I know that every bit of my experience here is preparing me to be an amazing advocate and litigator."

  • Student Attorney, Drake Wrongful Convictions Clinic
  • Intern and Student Attorney, Iowa Legal Aid
  • Adjunct Instructor, Kirkwood Community College
  • Intern, Iowa State Public Defender's Office
  • President, Student Bar Association
  • Leader, Integrated Study Groups
  • Member, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Member, National Lawyers Guild

Ankit PalAnkit Pal Profile Photo

Moline, Ill.
Class of 2025

"Drake Law offers not just a top-tier legal education, but an environment that truly fosters growth and success. What sets Drake apart is the supportive community - from dedicated professors, who not only challenge students but are actively invested in our learning, to fellow students who collaborate rather than compete. This environment has prepared me not only for a successful career but also for a lifetime of meaningful contributions to the field of law."

  • District Court Judicial Intern, Iowa 5th Judicial District
  • Legal Intern, Principal Financial Group
  • Summer Associate, Dentons Davis Brown
  • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research & Writing
  • Junior staff, Drake Law Review
  • Member, National Moot Court Team
  • Cady Fellow

Ami PenquiteAmi Penquite Profile Photo

Altoona, Iowa
Class of 2024

"Drake Law School has a welcoming environment that facilitates excellence in the legal community. The faculty and my fellow students at Drake Law have challenged me academically and personally to prepare me for a career in the legal field."

  • Summer Associate, Nyemaster Goode, P.C.
  • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research 
  • Participant, Iowa Supreme Court Scholar Project
  • Legal Extern, Chief Justice Susan Christensen, Iowa Supreme Court
  • Law Clerk, Iowa Secretary of State's Office
  • Editor in Chief, Drake Law Review
  • Student-Pupil, C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court
  • Member, Drake Law Women
  • 3+3 Program, Iowa State University

Michael SharpMichael Sharp Profile Photo

Roselle, Ill.
Class of 2024

"My time spent at Drake Law School has been invaluable to my professional development. Whether you're engaged in practical hands-on experience or taking a course in any subject matter, the curriculum is designed to challenge you in a way that prepares you for a career in the legal field."

  • Judicial Honors Intern, Chief Magistrate Judge Helen Adams, United States District Court - Southern District of Iowa
  • 711 Law Clerk, Cook County Attorney's Office, Chicago, Ill.
  • Law Clerk, Parrish Kruidenier Law Firm
  • Summer Associate, Dentons Davis Brown
  • Legal Intern, Principal Financial Group
  • Article Editor, Drake Journal of Agriculture Law
  • Leader, Integrated Study Groups
  • Program Director, Black Law Student Association
  • Member, Criminal Law Society
  • Student Ambassador, Drake Law Admission Office
  • Cady Fellow
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