Friday, August 9, 2013

University of South Dakota Symposium 2014: Project Rural Practice

Join the University of South Dakota School of Law in a discussion about the rapidly declining number of attorneys in rural areas across the nation.

This decline is not only contributing to lackluster small towns, but it is also seriously restricting access to justice for many U.S. citizens. In the upcoming academic year, the South Dakota Law Review will explore the problems facing rural practitioners and legal consultants across the country and examine new solutions for revitalizing rural America. This analysis will include a dialogue about South Dakota’s innovative rural lawyer recruitment legislation as well as different programs being implemented in other states.

By gathering advocates of Project Rural Practice and experts on rural economics, the Symposium will offer the most compelling conversation about rural practice and South Dakota’s novel approach to the problem of disappearing legal services. This discussion is designed to continue the promotion of rural practice both locally and nationally, and we hope it will inspire students and practitioners to break the stereotype that urban living is inherently superior to rural living.

Save the Date: March 20-21, 2014, in Vermillion, South Dakota

For more information about participation, manuscript submission for publication, or attendance, contact

Kelsea Sutton at or (605) 830-5039.

Read more about Project Rural Practice here.  A blog post about it is here.  

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