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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

New Article in the South Dakota Law Review

Mar 1 2009
Alan P. Meister, Kathryn R.L. Rand, and Steven Andrew Light, "Indian Gaming and Beyond: Tribal Economic Development and Diversification," 54(3) South Dakota Law Review, pp. 375-97 (2009)

We co-authored this article with economist Alan Meister on legal, political, and economic trends in tribal economic development related to gaming.  The article is part of the South Dakota Law Review's symposium on tribal economic development.

New Article in the Drake Law Review

Jan 1 2009
Steven Andrew Light&Kathryn R.L. Rand, "The Hand That's Been Dealt: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act at 20," 57(2) Drake Law Review, pp. 413-43 (2009)

This article includes our take on two decades of tribal gaming under IGRA, including today's "hot button" issues in Indian gaming.

October 12th, 2007

Latest “Indian Gaming Today: Law and Politics” column

Oct 12 2007
Rand and Light write a regular column on the law and politics of Indian gaming that has appeared in Casino Lawyer and Casino Enterprise Management. The most recent installment of “Indian Gaming Today: Law and Politics” in the Winter 2007 issue of Casino Lawyer discusses recent developments in the law and politics of Indian gaming in Wisconsin.

September 30th

Rand and Light invited to participate in Boisi Center conference:

Sep 30 2007
Kathryn R.L. Rand and Steven Andrew Light have been invited to participate in a national conference sponsored by Boston College’s Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. The conference, titled “Gambling and the American Moral Landscape,” is a landmark interdisciplinary project on the moral dimensions of gambling in the U.S. and will bring together distinguished scholars from diverse fields of study. Conference participants include scholars from Yale, Harvard, Duke, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Chicago.

February 28th

Rand appears on “Justice Talking”

Mar 1 2007
Kathryn R.L. Rand was interviewed by “Justice Talking” host Margot Adler for an upcoming show on casino gambling aired on March 5. “Justice Talking” is produced by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, a think tank at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. The program is distributed nationally by NPR and also heard on NPR Worldwide, Armed Forces Radio Network, Sirius Satellite Radio and InTouch Networks.

Light and Rand receive University of North Dakota’s “Faculty Scholar” award

Feb 1 2007
In February 2007, Steven Andrew Light and Kathryn R.L. Rand were announced the co-winners of the UND Foundation /McDermott Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research or Creative Activity, and Service, or the “Faculty Scholar” award. The annual award recognizes excellence in all three areas of faculty obligation: teaching, research, and service. This year marks the first time UND has made a joint award.