Jason Harris, J.D.
Degrees: J.D., University of South Dakota B.A., Augustana College
Courses taught: Business Law I, Business Law II, Human Resource Management, Negotiations, Business Ethics, Personal Finance, Study Abroad
Business Experience: Prior to joining the faculty at Augustana University, Professor Harris worked in the public and private legal sector. His practice focused on representing small business entities, municipalities, business and family succession planning and lobbying. He has successfully argued several cases before the South Dakota Supreme Court. Additionally, Professor Harris has represented over one dozen organizations before the South Dakota Legislature. He continues to maintain a legal consulting business. He loves being in the classroom exploring the law with students.
Interests: Professor Harris’ current research interests include the effective use of alternative dispute resolution methods, employment law and the impact of laws and regulations on business. Further, he is avid explorer of cultures through study and travel abroad.
Memorable classroom moment: During a study abroad course in Norway, we visited a fish farm in northern Norway. It wasdawn as we began our 90-minute drive to the business. Given the early hour, students were not fully awake or aware of the natural beauty outside the bus window. Slowly, the students awoke to the natural beauty outside the window. The pink and purple hues of a dawn morning mixed with the white snow covered rugged terrain. Later, many would write in their reflective journals that this was the best day of their lives.
Advice for business students: Pursue excellence in everything you do.