J.R. earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Grand View University in 2011. In 2015, he graduated from Drake University Law School. While in law school, J.R. was online editor for Drake Law Review and a two-year member of the ABA Moot Court team. He was also awarded the Timothy N. Carlucci Award for civility and professionalism at Drake’s Supreme Court Day in 2015. Following law school, J.R. served as a judicial law clerk for one year in the Fifth Judicial District of Iowa and one year for Judge Gayle Nelson Vogel of the Iowa Court of Appeals.
Legal: Drake University, J.D., 2015, high honors
Undergraduate: Grand View University, B.A., 2011, cum laude