Kathryn Rand

Kathryn Rand

Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law
Kathryn Rand is Floyd B. Sperry Professor and past Dean of the School of Law at the University of North Dakota, where she co-directs the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law & Policy, the first university research institute dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of Indian gaming. Her current focus highlights legal, regulatory, and practical opportunities and barriers for the exploding markets in eSports and sports betting.
Rand and Tribal Gaming Institute co-director Steve Light have authored nearly 60 publications exploring how tribally owned casinos came to be and have remade the legal, political, and regulatory landscape for gaming and economic development across the U.S.  Their books include INDIAN GAMING LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (2d ed. forthcoming 2019), INDIAN GAMING LAW AND POLICY, and INDIAN GAMING AND TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY: THE CASINO COMPROMISE, which was featured on C-SPAN’s BOOK TV.
Rand has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation, serves on the Editorial Board of theGAMING LAW REVIEW, is Vice President – Educators of the International Masters of Gaming Law and is a member of the leadership of American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Gaming Law Committee, and has been a featured speaker at numerous university and gaming industry events throughout the world. She has been quoted in such outlets as the NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, WALL STREET JOURNAL, BOSTON GLOBE, BLOOMBERG, and INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY. 



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