1985, South Dakota
University of South Dakota, J.D., 1984
Law School Graduation Year
University of South Dakota, B.A., magna cum laude, 1981
Pennington County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of South Dakota (Chair, Practice Rules Revision Committee, 1990-1995; Lawyer Competency Committee, 1995-1996); South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1989-1996; Chair, South Dakota Gender Fairness Task Force; Chair, Women's Section Study Committee, 1997-1998); National Employment Lawyers Association.
Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi. International Graduate of the Year, 1984. Editor: South Dakota Employment Law Letter. Author: The Right to Personal Notice of Farm Loan Deferral: Relief after Curry v. Block, Vol. 28; In Search of Liability for Hazardous Waste Dumping, Vol., 29, South Dakota Law Review. Co-Author: The Evolving Boundaries of the At-Will Employment Doctrine in South Dakota, Vol. 38, South Dakota Law Review. Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, South Dakota, Southern Division, 1984-1986. Member, Federal Advisory Committee for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994—, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, State Advisory Committee, 1995-1997.