SOUTH DAKOTAN LAWYER • IN BRIEF
Hosting the SD Supreme Court — A Proud Law School Tradition
The USD School of Law again welcomed the Supreme Court of
South Dakota for the court’s March Term (18-20), when it heard
morning oral arguments in the courtroom. Strong attendance again
included law students, faculty and staff, other USD students and
professors, members of several area high school classes and the
general public. The court’s media coverage was again disseminated
through the state’s Internet streaming system and the media-pool
services of KELO-TV, the latter under the leadership of Dexter
Gronseth, assignment editor, and his technical crew and reporters.
Law Students Included in USD President’s Honoring Event
South Dakota Law Review
had a very productive year
publishing three issues of Volume 58, all entailing exciting and
pertinent topics to South Dakota and beyond. Also, in October, the
Law Review board held the first West River Wine Review. Held
in Rapid City, the event honored Law Review alumnus James S.
Nelson. With the support of many of South Dakota’s attorneys and
the hard work of Managing Editor Eric Davis, the Wine Review was
a resounding success.
The Law Review’s annual symposium was held on March 15.
The symposium topic was “Antitrust and Competition in America’s
Heartland.” Chaired by Professor Thomas Horton, the symposium
panels consisted of recognized experts in the antitrust field. Issue
three covers the topics discussed during the panels and is already in
demand. The symposium was a success due to the time and efforts
put forth by the Law Review staff, specifically Symposium Editor
The event drew wide attention thanks to the coverage by Tri-State
Neighbor Editor Bruce Falk.
The Law Review’s Spring Banquet honored Professor Randy
Gingiss as Volume 58’s dedication recipient. Professor Gingiss retires
this spring, and in recognition of his many contributions during 17
years of teaching at the University of South Dakota School of Law, the
staff of Volume 58 was honored to dedicate it to Professor Gingiss.
The Law Review thanks the board of editors and staff writers
of Volume 58 for a great, successful year, and also thanks all who
support the South Dakota Law Review.
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Annual Symposium, Wine Review
Four School of Law students were among those honored in
April at the USD President’s Celebration of University Leadership.
The Sunday afternoon program recognized more than 35 student
leaders and organizations and featured remarks by USD President
James W. Abbott.
The Student Bar Association Student Leadership Award
was presented to SBA President Kristi Jones for her outstanding
leadership qualities as a key liaison in coordinating and
communicating between students and the administration. The
Student Bar Association is affiliated with the Law Student Division
of the American Bar Association.
Samantha Mollet Hargrave, president, and Meghan McCauley-
Loof, vice-president, were honored for their outstanding leadership
in providing pro bono services to the public through the R.D.
Hurd Volunteer Pro Bono Law School Society, as with South
Dakota’s Unified Judicial System. The student group works with
clients of East River Legal Services in the long-established R.D.
Hurd program, supported by members of the Second-Circuit Bar
in South Dakota. Both women and other members of the student
group were also instrumental and particularly helpful as leaders in
providing services to the South Dakota Unified Judicial System’s
statewide Legal Forms Helpline.
The president of the Law School’s Women In Law program,
Suzanne Jones Pranger, was recognized for her leadership qualities in
coordinating activities of the group, which works to increase awareness
of current issues affecting women in the legal profession. The student
group also regularly works on programs and activities with theWomen
In Law Committee of the State Bar of South Dakota.