Law in Action

Earn your Law Degree at Drake University

Gain a lifetime advantage at Drake Law School.

Whether you aspire to solve problems, promote justice, or change the world, we know you have important ambitions for your future. We’ll help you turn your vision into meaningful work. At Drake Law School, you’ll develop a solid foundation in legal theory and build your resume with practical experiences – all in a community that supports you every step of the way.

A Top Quality, Affordable Legal Education

We’re committed to making our top-ranked legal education accessible. Drake was recently ranked a Best Value Law School due in part to our generous scholarship packages.

Learn from Real-World Experts

Our distinguished faculty not only offer expert knowledge of the law, they also apply their real-world experiences to their teaching in a wide variety of academic areas of excellence.

Practical Experience

You’ll sit in on a live jury trial in your first year, then build on your practical experiences by participating in internships, legal clinics, moot court competitions, and more.

Capital City Advantage

You’ll gain unparalleled access to internships, externships, and clerkships as a law student in Des Moines - the city Forbes recently ranked the #1 best place for young professionals.

Study Here, Practice Anywhere

With alumni practicing in all 50 states, you’ll join a powerful Drake Law network when you graduate. Whether you want to practice in Des Moines, Denver, or D.C., your education, skills, and experiences will help you hit the ground running, wherever you go and whatever career path you choose.

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92% employment rate for JD required and JD preferred jobs 10 months after graduation.


95% of our first-time takers passed the Iowa Bar in 2023, well above the national average.


90% of first-year students receive scholarships.