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 (2-23-2021 update)
MAX by AccessLex®
MAX by AccessLex® is a program offered to you, free of charge, to help you build financial capability and confidence. They offer a variety of online resources and programming on topics such as financial planning, student loan repayment, and the importance of credit scores. The also offer a law student scholarship program.
To access their information you will need to register online at MAX.
Reminder: Your remote learning library room reservation may be unavailable during the administration of the February 2021 Bar. The bar is being administered virtually February 22nd-24th and Drake alumni will be using the second-floor study rooms and conference rooms. Check your email for more information. If you are in doubt about whether your reservation is available or not, please contact email@example.com for clarification. We have a limited number of 3rd floor study rooms that can be reserved for students with acute need for space. If you believe you need to reserve one of these rooms, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: Student Forum – ABA Site Visit
March 1 4:30-5:30 p.m. (via Zoom)
Please remember to participate in this forum next week. Check your email for more information from Dean Anderson and the Outlook calendar invitation that went out on February 16th. If you have questions, please contact Sara Hughes.
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 email@example.com.
COVID Information Compilation for Students
For compiled information on coronavirus and law school operations see https://libguides.law.drake.edu/COVID.
For State-wide news and information, visit the Iowa Department of Public Health's page.
For National and World news sources visit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--Coronavirus (COVID-19) and World Health Organization--Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation dashboard
City of Des Moines Face Mask Mandate (issued Aug. 26, 2020)
The February 2021 Iowa Bar Exam will be administered remotely. Applicants who have questions about this process should visit https://www.iowacourts.gov/opr/attorneys/admissions/ and review the FAQs link, located in the shaded box at the top of the page.
For those needing to reserve a space in the Law Library to take the exam, please reserve a room via the signup sheet below by Monday, February 15th at 4:30 pm. (Alumni who graduated prior to December 2020 may also reserve space via the signup sheet.)
If you require a room with a computer and webcam, please contact Emily Fleming or Dorie Knight prior to reserving a room. We have a limited number of computers with webcams, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.
When filling out the signup sheet, be sure to pick a room for each date you would like to reserve space.
To access the signup page, click HERE.
To locate your reserved room, refer to the maps of the library.