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Open House at UND Research Foundation's REAC 1

Dec 1 2009
The University of North Dakota Research Foundation is hosting an open house at its REAC 1 building on December 2.  As one of the UND Research Foundation's projects, Indian Gaming Now will be featured at the open house.  REAC stands for Research Enterprise and Commercialization; the REAC 1 building is the first “brick and mortar” representation of the UND Research Foundation.  REAC 1 is a 50,000-square-foot research and development hub, currently host to eight businesses and home base for the UND Research Foundation.

November 21st

Light & Rand serve as Distinguished Visitors at University of Manitoba

Nov 21 2009
On November 18 and 19, 2009, Kathryn Rand and Steven Light were at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law as part of the University's Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series.  Their Distinguished Visitors Lecture was on Indian gaming in the U.S.  As part of their visit, Light&Rand gave a two-hour guest lecture on tribal-state compacts in the "Art of the Deal" course for senior law students, including a role-play exercise that had students act as attorneys for a state and a tribe in negotiating a revenue-sharing provision in a compact.  They al

October 17th

Rand, Light named to Editorial Board of Gaming Law Review & Economics

Oct 17 2009
The Gaming Law Review and Economics journal, published by Mary Ann Liebert, is the only authoritative Journal covering traditional land-based, Internet and wireless gaming law, in one of the fastest growing economic leisure industries.  The Journal provides the latest developments in legislative, regulatory and judicial decisions affecting gaming at both the state and federal level in the U.S and in more than 75 countries.  It also is the official publication of the International Masters of Gaming Law.

October 10th

Light & Rand to give lecture at American University Washington College of Law

Oct 10 2009
Steven Andrew Light and Kathryn Rand will give a presentation at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., on October 12, 2009.  Their presentation, sponsored by the American University chapter of the Native American Law Student Association, is titled "Indian Gaming Now: The Story of Indian Gaming."  The presentation runs from noon to 1:30 pm in Room 603.  General registration is free; 1 CLE ethics credit has been applied for and is available for $35.

You can register for the event and download a flyer here.

September 14th

NIGC Chair Phil Hogen at UND

Sep 14 2009
The University of North Dakota School of Law and the College of Business and Public Administration are co-sponsoring the University's inaugural Distinguished Public Administrator in Residence.

The Distinguished Public Administrator is Phil Hogen, the longtime Chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission, the federal regulatory agency that has oversight of the more than 400 tribal gaming operations across the country.  The event also features Professors Bob Kayseas and Richard Missens, from First Nations University in Saskatchewan, both of whom have expertise in Aboriginal economic development and entrepreneurship in Canada.

September 1st

Rand named vice chair of ABA subcommittee on Indian Gaming

Sep 1 2009
Kathryn Rand is serving as the vice chair of the ABA Section on Business Gaming Law Committee's subcommittee on Indian gaming.  Read more about the Gaming Law Committee at

Light & Rand to deliver lunch keynote at marketing conference

Sep 1 2009
Steven Light and Kathryn Rand are the luncheon keynote speakers at Raving's 12th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference on September 29, 2009, at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington.  Their presentation, "What Marketing Professionals Need to Know About the Story of Indian Gaming," provides an informative and engaging account of Indian gaming's unique story.

The entire conference program and registration information is available at