Jennifer Zwagerman Profile

Director of Career Development

Associate Director of the Agricultural Law Center


Areas of Expertise

Agricultural Law, Food and the Law, Litigation


LLM – University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville
JD – Drake University Law School, highest honors, Order of the Coif, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Opperman Scholar
BS – Michigan State University, high honors

Professional Experience

Associate director of the Drake Agricultural Law Center since 2015
Drake Law School director of Career Development since 2011
Drake Law School visiting/adjunct professor since 2010
Attorney at Faegre & Benson (n/k/a Faegre Baker Daniels)
Judicial clerk for The Hon. David Hansen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Selected Publications

  • Recognizing Challenges and Opportunities in the Quest to End Hunger, 4 Texas A & M Law Review 315 (2017).

  • Rural America Matters to All Americans, The Conversation (January 20, 2017).
  • In Focus: Examining the New FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 33 Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy 123 (2011) (co-author).
  • Checking Out the Checkoff: An Overview and Where We Are Now That The Legal Battles Have Quieted, 14 Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 149 (2009).
  • Blinded by the Big City Lights: Career Development’s Role in Addressing the Rural Lawyer Crisis, NALP Bulletin (September 2014).
  • Starting the Conversation – Mindfulness, Well-Being and Self-Care for Law Students and Young Lawyers, NALP Bulletin (October 2015).
  • Food Safety Bill Passes, But Many Questions Remain, National Law Journal (March 2011) (co-author).

Significant Accomplishments

  • President & Member of the Board of Directors for the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA)
  • NALP – Member of the Board of Directors (2017-present); Annual Education Conference Planning Committee (2016-2017); Technology Innovation Working Group (2015-2016); Chair, Small/Solo CSO Section (2013-2015); Presenter, Annual Education Conference (2013, 2014, 2018)
  • Drake Agricultural Law Journal Friend of the Journal Award
  • Drake Law Student Bar Association Staff Service Award
  • Iowa State Bar Association – Rural Practice Committee, Agricultural Law Section Council, Law Practice Management Committee (2013-2015), Young Lawyer’s Division-5C Representative (2008-2014)

Jennifer Zwagerman SSRN Author Page

Law School Events
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March 24, 2018
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Law School News
March 23, 2018
Professor Ken Kersch of Boston College will present “The Development of Constitutional Conservatism” on March 29 as part of the Drake Constitutional Law Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series.