COVID-19 Updates for Law School

COVID-19 Updates



This guide compiles information issued by the Law School; see also the University's COVID-19 information page.


Returning to Drake Law: Student Guide (8-24-20 PDF)

LATEST NEWS (4-13-2021 update)

Celebrating Equity and Inclusion Events 

As part of Drake Law School's Celebrating Equity and Inclusion programming for April, nature of the dream, a devised film exploring Black identity in Iowa, will be available to watch on-demand between April 1 and May 14. This opportunity is available to Drake Law students, faculty, and staff. To view the film, you must register to receive a link and password, which will be sent to you in an email confirmation. To register follow this link 


The last of our series of lectures is scheduled for Mon., April 19. It will be delivered virtually. The event is free and open to all Drake Law Students, alumni, faculty and staff. To learn more and to register visit Eventbrite. Our final speaker is: 

  • Professor Rosario Lozado, Professor of Law at Florida International University and Chair of the AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education. 


Summer and Fall 2021 

All Summer and Fall 2021 classes (unless otherwise designated) are planned to be in person, subject to any unanticipated pandemic restrictions.   Students should plan for in-person classes for Summer and Fall 2021 (unless otherwise designated) and to attend in person for the entire term.  If a student has a health concern that prevents attendance at a limited number of classes in person, a live stream or recording of the class will be available through Panopto. 


Registration for Summer and Fall 2021 

Thursday, April 15 beginning at 7:00 a.m. for students that have earned more than 45 credits (does not include the current semester). 

Friday, April 16 beginning at 7:00 a.m. for students that have earned less than 45 credits (does not include the current semester). 


Classes can also be found in MyDUSIS. Go to the Student Services tab, Click on Registration, then Look Up Classes to add, choose the term Law Fall 2021, or Summer 2021, then select Law and submit. 


All classes are listed in course number order. 


Advice for Planning, Managing Your 2L Schedule 

Join 2L and 3L students who can share their advice as you plan your schedule for next fall - managing your time, interests, classes, and wellness are all on the table!  This session will be on Wed., April 14th at 4 p.m. Meeting ID: 832 9776 8627  

Passcode: 424381 
+13126266799,,83297768627# US (Chicago) 


Summer Financial Aid 

Law students wishing to borrow loans for summer courses must file the 2021-2022 FAFSA and be registered for a minimum of five credits.  Beginning the week of April 19th, the university financial aid office will send summer financial aid eligibility notices via email.  Students with qualifying scholarships who intend to use scholarship funding during the summer need to notify laura.k.mueller@drake.eduwhen their summer course registration is complete.    


Are you Graduating This Spring? Please Help CDO By Completing the Graduate Employment Survey.  

The ABA requires law schools collect employment data on their graduates, which is kept confidential and used by the ABA only in the aggregate.  Your assistance in helping us gather this information is invaluable and crucial to the functioning of our office.  HOW? The most convenient, private, and secure way to help is to complete an online surveywhich will not take more than a few minutes I promise! (Symplicity takes you directly to the survey.) Complete the survey by April 21 to be entered in the raffle for prizes including a Drake Law diploma! 



Starting this spring, please direct all registration and academic advising questions to our new email address,  


Exam Preparation 

Please see the attached information about preparing for exams this spring.  If you have questions, please contact Lori Richman or Emily Fleming


Exams, Graduation, Registration, and Summer got you stressed? 

Drake Law Help can help! This LibGuide provides the resources you might need to get you through the coming weeks.  


Make an appointment for a virtual counseling session of up to one hour by calling 515-471-2357 (Employee and Family Resources (EFR)) or emailing

24-Hour Counseling Hotline 
Call 515-244-6090 anytime to talk with a licensed clinician. 


Use Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library to Prepare for Finals  

More than 200 study aids are available 24/7 to help you prepare for finals. The collection includes popular titles such as CrunchTime, Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Glannon Guides, and many more.  You can create a personalized account to access the study aids online, download pdf versions, highlight, and create notes. 


For a link to access this collection and to learn more about how to use it, see  


COVID Exposure and Testing 

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or you believe you have had close contact with someone who has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 please reach out to Dean Lee Schneider or the University Dean of Students Office at


COVID Vaccination 

Iowa has now opened vaccine distribution to all adults.  Vaccine providers can be found here: University will host a public COVID-19 vaccine clinic using the Pfizer vaccine on Friday, April 16 at the Harkin Center. Click here to schedule an appointment at this clinic.


COVID Information Compilation for Students 

For compiled information on coronavirus and law school operations see

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