Clinics & Centers

Drake Law School's top-ranked legal clinic and five centers prepare students for professional practice and career success.

Neal & Bea Smith Legal Clinic

Through Drake’s legal clinic, students build valuable professional experience and apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations.

Each student can participate in one of Drake Law School's five clinical programs. Working with real clients with real legal problems, students analyze complex information, build communication skills, develop advocacy strategies, negotiate and mediate, and more.

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Centers of Excellence

Drake Law School's five unique centers provide opportunities for students to pursue their professional interests while also serving the community.

From drafting legislation to improving the lives of children to studying agricultural law in Cuba, Drake's centers offer a wide range of opportunities for practical experience.

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Law School News
March 21, 2017
Drake Law School’s legal writing program was ranked 18th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s 2018 Best Grad Schools list.
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