The Legislative Practice Certificate gives students a first-hand look into the legislative process from a legal perspective.
Drake Law School's proximity to the Iowa legislature in the capital city of Des Moines offers students a valuable opportunity for practical experience in legislative practice.
The Legislative Practice Certificate combines coursework and internships to give students a significant understanding of the law-making process.
Download the Legislative Practice Certificate Form .
The Legislative Practice Certificate is obtained by successfully completing 14 credits of the following courses.
Administrative Law (3 credits)
State and Local Government Law (3 credits)
Legislation – Must be taken 2L year, first semester (2 credits)
Legislative Internship – Must be taken 2L year, second semester (2 credits)
Legislative Practice – Must be taken 3L year, first semester (2 credits)
Legislative Practice Internship – Must be taken 3L year, second semester (2-3 credits)
For more information about courses, see Drake Law School's course descriptions.
Learn more about Legislative Practice Center internships.
Julie Smith, Director of the Legislative Practice Center; Assistant Professor of Law