VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota Law Review and the University of South Dakota School of Law will present a one-day symposium on Sept. 27 exploring the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and legal issues that arise in communities with major events and entertainment venues that result in substantial tourism.
Each year, more than 500,000 cyclists travel to Sturgis, South Dakota, a town with a population of around 6,800, to participate in rally festivities. Speakers from around the country and South Dakota will highlight the legal issues impacting Sturgis and communities where motorcycle rallies are held.
- Andy Bain - Director of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Mount Union, Ohio
- Jason M. Sneed - Sneed Intellectual Property Legal Services - Charlotte, North Carolina
- Brendan Johnson - Robins Kaplan LLP, former United States Attorney - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Travis N. Barrick - Gallian Welker & Beckstrom, L.C. - Las Vegas, Nevada
- Lara Roetzel - Pennington County Deputy State’s Attorney - Rapid City, South Dakota
- Hollie Strand - Computer Forensic Examiner ICAC - Rapid City, South Dakota
- Tifanie Petro - Forensic Interviewer/ Education Awareness Specialist - Rapid City, South Dakota
- Peter Jerzak, Lt. Col., Director of Military Support, U.S. Army National Guard - Rapid City, South Dakota
The event will be hosted at the USD School of Law. The symposium satisfies CLE requirements in certain states. Iowa and Minnesota have been approved for five CLE credits. Nebraska has been approved for six CLE credits. A $10 CLE registration fee is required upon arrival at the symposium. For more information, please contact the Law Review.