As the only law school in South Dakota, we take pride in uniquely preparing our students to practice law all over the country. Ranked as a national leader in judicial clerkships, the School of Law ensures that you don’t just graduate with a first-class education, but prepared for a lifelong career. We make our law education affordable, meaning you're getting a world-class education from a leading, flagship university while paying only a fraction of the tuition cost you might pay at other schools.

Since our first student graduated in 1902, we have grown into a diverse student body representing 27 states and more than 80 undergraduate colleges from across the nation, including Harvard University, the University of Arizona and the University of Ohio. 

Once enrolled, you’ll have the opportunity to be published in the South Dakota Law Review, attend the Student Bar Association national convention and face off in courtroom competitions against students from all around the U.S.

Whether you seek employment in rural South Dakota or at a busy firm in Chicago, you'll graduate knowing you have a bright future ahead.


  • Photo of Doug Bandow and Sean Kammer.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Law hosted Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and former Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan, for a colloquium with USD associate law professor Sean Kammer about environmental protection strat...
  • Hear from alumni on what they've accomplished since their time at the School of Law.

  • The University of South Dakota is excited to welcome all the visiting junior high school students from across the region today. Liz Taggart, Director of Admissions for USD School of Law, is tabling in the Muenster University Center hoping to inform prospective students about...