Providing a high-quality, affordable legal education for over 114 years.
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.
Professor Roger Baron received Delta Theta Phi’s “Most Outstanding Professor in the Nation” award. USD Law student Abby Leach also received the “Most Outstanding Law Student in the Nation Award.”