The Drake University Law School Partners With 100 Black Men of America

The Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa, has entered into a partnership with 100 Black Men of America Inc. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1963, is dedicated to the intellectual development and economic empowerment of the African American community. Its Collegiate 100 program operates on college campuses throughout the United States and provides mentorship to African American college students.

Under the new agreement, Drake students who are part of the Collegiate 100 program and who meet established criteria will be automatically be admitted to the law school’s juris doctorate program. They will be guaranteed financial assistance of at least 50 percent of tuition costs. African Americans make up 8.5 percent of this year’s entering class at  Drake Law School.

Jerry Anderson, dean of Drake Law School, stated that “diversity and inclusion are a core part of our mission and vital to the success of the Law School. We strive to actively recruit a variety of backgrounds, ideas, and identities, which will enrich the educational experience of all our students.”

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