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The University of South Dakota School of Law has a long and proud history. For over 100 years, the School of Law has produced respected and educated lawyers. Our alumni make up a majority of the membership of the South Dakota Bar. Countless federal court judges and trial court judges across South Dakota and other states are graduates of the USD School of Law including four sitting members of the South Dakota Supreme Court and one current member of the Iowa Supreme Court.

We provide a personal, practical, and affordable legal education with small class sizes, personal attention, practical training with experiential learning, all at an affordable tuition rate.


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    VERMILLION, S.D. -- A University of South Dakota law professor has been quoted recently in national articles about bank fraud, risks involved in defense company mergers and the proposed merger of oil companies Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc.
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    The 2015-2016 issue of the South Dakotan Lawyer is now available! Stay informed on current initiatives, student activities and alumni updates.
  • The application is now open for the Pipeline to Law Initiative, a program offering 2 and 5 day workshops for Native American students and graduates interested in pursuing a law degree. USD Law is excited to host one of these workshops. The program is FREE and includes housin...