USD law professors promoted by Board of Regents this spring The University of South Dakota School of Law Professors Randall J. Gingiss and Jo M. Pasqualucci were approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents this spring to receive a promotion from the rank of associate professor to the rank of full professor.
A third professor, John P. LaVelle, received approval for promotion from the rank of assistant professor to the rank of associate professor.
Gingiss and Pasqualucci both began teaching at the USD Law School in 1996 with the rank of associate professor. Gingiss is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Michigan Law School. He received his MBA degree from the University of Chicago and an LLM degree in taxation from Depaul University.
Gingiss's most recent article was published in the Virginia Tax Review and is titled "The ERISA Foxtrot: Current Jurisprudence Takes One Step Forward and One Step Back in Protecting Participant's Rights."
Previous to teaching at the USD School of Law, he was a partner in a Chicago law firm. Gingiss teaches Trusts and Wills, Legal Accounting, Estate Administration, and Estate Planning.
Pasqualuci is a graduate of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of Wisconsin Law School. She received an MS degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and is completing her dissertation for an SID degree at George Washington University Law School.
Pasqualucci's most recent article was published in the Virginia Journal of International Law and is titled "Preliminary Objections Before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Legitimate Issues and Illegitimate Tactics."
Previous to teaching at the USD School of Law, she was an attorney in Wisconsin and an associate professor of law at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Pasqualucci teaches commercial law, public international law, secured transactions and international business transactions.
LaVelle is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of California-Berkeley School of Law. LaVelle's most recent article was published in the Arizona State Law Journal and is titled "Sanctioning a Tyranny: The Diminishment of Ex Parte Young, Expansion of Hans Immunity and Denial of Indian Rights in Coeur d' Alene Tribe."
Previous to teaching at USD School of Law, he was the executive director of the Center for SPIRIT (Support and Protection of Indian Religious and Indigenous Traditions) in San Francisco. LaVelle began teaching at the USD School of Law in 1995 and teaches torts, administrative law, and Indian jurisdiction.