Hannah Haksgaard (nee Alsgaard) is a native of Yankton, South Dakota, and has happily returned to her home state after leaving for her education and early legal career. During law school, Professor Haksgaard was an editor on the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice and was a graduate student instructor in the Berkeley Legal Studies department for two undergraduate classes: Government & the Family and Reproduction, Sex & the Law. Following law school, Professor Haksgaard clerked for the Honorable Roberto Lange of the District of South Dakota and the Honorable Kermit Bye of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Haksgaard joined the USD Law faculty in 2016 and is an assistant professor of law.
Current Courses: Family Law; Employment Discrimination; Reproduction & the Law; Modern Real Estate
Professor Haksgaard's research focuses on the intersection of rurality, property, and gender. Working projects include an analysis of contested divorces cases where family farms have been at issue, and an analysis of the gendered implications of federal agency decisions regarding the legal ability of women to file and prove up homesteads.
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