Drake offers the perfect platform to launch a career anywhere. As a student, you will gain access to a network of successful alumni working in all 50 states and abroad.
Drake Law alumni work in private practice and the judiciary, in business and industry, in government and public service. They practice in Des Moines, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, London, and Beijing. They work in large metropolitan areas and in small rural communities, from coast to coast, and border to border in the United States, and internationally in several countries.
When you join Drake Law, you’ll benefit from the experience, reach, and camaraderie of these 6,000+ alumni around the world. Your experience at Drake Law School gives you the skills to make an impact in whatever career path you choose.
A law degree from Drake prepares you to launch a legal career anywhere. Iowa has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), which allows you to take the bar exam in Iowa and then use your score in other UBE jurisdictions across the country.
Read about how some alumni are using their Drake Law degrees.
Nicole Rommero, Class of 2013
Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
Los Angeles, Calif.
Nicole Rommero is an attorney at the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, where she handles cases ranging from domestic violence and prostitution to battery and assault with a deadly weapon.
Phillip Maroc, Class of 1992
Senior Legal Counsel, Adobe Systems, Inc.
San Jose, Calif.
Phillip Maroc built his career in Silicon Valley. He is now senior legal counsel at the multinational computer software company Adobe Systems Inc., which created well-known products such as Photoshop and Acrobat.
Joan McKown, Class of 1983
Partner, Jones Day
Joan McKown has had an impressive career in securities law, from the longest-serving chief counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement to partner at the global law firm Jones Day.
Eleasalo "Salo" Va’alele Ale, Class of 1994
After graduating from Drake Law School, Salo Va’alele Ale's journey led him back home to the islands of American Samoa, where he now serves as Attorney General.
Kristina Stanger, Class of 2005
Attorney, Nyemaster Goode, P.C. and Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army
Des Moines, Iowa
In 2003, Kristina Stanger was a 2L when she was deployed to Iraq. Stanger returned to finish law school; today she continues to serve while practicing law.
John Michelich, Class of 1977
Senior Litigation Counsel in the Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice
John Michelich has prosecuted cases from cocaine smuggling in Puerto Rico, to crimes against humanity during the Bosnian War, to high-profile bank embezzling.
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