VERMILLION, S.D. -- Barry Vickrey, former dean of the University of South Dakota School of Law, will present the lecture, “The Changing Practice of Law and Law Schools: Why Should Anyone Go to Law School” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Farber Hall, Old Main.
Presented by the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership and the USD Political Science League, Vickrey’s lecture is free and open to the public and will address changes in the practice of law and at law schools throughout the United States.
Vickrey, dean & professor emeritus at the USD School of Law, holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University. From 1993 to 2011, he served as dean of the USD School of Law and then continued as a member of the full-time faculty until his retirement in 2014. Even though retired, Vickrey is teaching several courses in 2014-15. His teaching areas include lawyers’ professional responsibility, property law, mediation, and legislation. Before coming to USD, he was on the faculty of the University of North Dakota School of Law where he served as associate dean. Before pursuing a career in legal education, Vickrey held staff and management positions at the American Bar Association. He is admitted to the practice of law in Tennessee (inactive) and South Dakota. He has been involved throughout his career in bar association work, most notably in the American Bar Association’s law school accreditation process.
For more information about this event, please contact the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at (605) 677-5702 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.