It's not too late to apply for fall 2015! Applications will be accepted through July 15. June LSAT scores are accepted.

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 solid education with seasoned faculty members who are experts in their  respective fields. The intimate nature of our School allows faculty to provide personal, often one on one, attention to students. We are very much community-orientated, giving students the opportunity to work together and help each other succeed. All these factors contribute to our excellent first-time bar passage rates and employment statistics.


  • VERMILLION, S.D. – The Native American Law Student Association at the University of South Dakota was named Chapter of the Year at the 40th annual Indian Law Conference sponsored by the Federal Bar Convention. USD law student Tsyoslake House was honored as 2L of the Year, the top award for second-year law students.

  • SD Lawyer
    The 2014-2015 issue of the South Dakotan Lawyer is now available! Stay informed on current initiatives, student activities and alumni updates.
  • Reminder: For all students, staff, faculty, and visitors to the law school. As part of maintenance of the law school building, air conditioning will not be available May 11-15.