district and appellate court judge Larry Eisenhauer received Drake University’s
annual Alumnus of the Year Award last Saturday night, April 5. The award was
conveyed as part of the university’s annual Supreme Court Celebration, and was
presented during its 77th Annual Supreme Court Celebration Banquet.
President Guy Cook delivered the keynote address at the awards banquet.
his introduction of Judge Eisenhauer, Drake Law School Dean Allan Vestal highlighted
the judge’s judicial career, which included being appointed as a juvenile court
referee in 1985, being appointed to the district court in 1993, the court of
appeals in 2001 and being elected Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals in 2012.
He now serves as a senior judge of that body.
"But it is the person, not merely the paper
record, who we honor tonight,” the dean continued. "To get some personal
insights, I looked at his admissions file for law school.”
Read what Dean Vestal found in
the admissions file, including his remarks about Judge Eisenhauer’s prowess on
the golf course, particularly as it relates to his role in the annual Dean’s