South Dakota Law Review dedicates volume to Roche

South Dakota Law Review dedicates volume to Roche
The South Dakota Law Review will dedicate its 51st volume to University of South Dakota Professor Mike Roche.

The issue, featuring a special section with dedications to Roche written by academics, lawyers, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system, will be available in February.�

Roche has taught at The University of South Dakota criminal justice department since 1974. During that time, he has inspired many students at USD to�become lawyers, as well as�more compassionate members of society.�For his contributions to the South Dakota legal system, Roche joins a distinguished list of individuals to have an issue of the South Dakota Law Review dedicated in their honor.


This list includes former South Dakota Governor George Mickelson, legendary South Dakota trial lawyer Stan Siegel, and Chief Judge Roger L. Wollman of the United States Court of�Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Roche will also be honored at the Law Review's annual banquet in Sioux Falls on April 8.�

"The Board of Editors could not identify any individual that has given more to the South Dakota legal community than Dr. Roche, with a generation of lawyers in South Dakota and beyond citing Dr. Roche as the finest professor they ever had," said Josh Houy, editor in chief of the South Dakota Law Review.�

"A great teacher�is a rarity, and rarity is much valued.�Without a doubt,�Mike�Roche is a great teacher," said USD President James W. Abbott in his nomination of Dr. Roche for the dedication.

To purchase a copy of the 51st volume of the South Dakota Law Review, or tickets to the banquet honoring Roche, please contact the Law Review at lawrev@usd.edu.

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