Drake names Judge Eisenhauer Alumnus of the Year
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Long-time 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.

ISBA President Guy Cook delivered the keynote address at the awards banquet.

In 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 Cup Tournament.