As South Dakota's only law school, we uniquely prepare 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.

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  • Photo of members of trial team in the USD School of Law Courtroom.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Law trial team is attending the 2017 National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition at Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, California, Oct. 18-22.
  • The South Dakota Supreme Court is holding court at the School of Law this October. The public is invited to sit in and hear appeals for some of the most high-profile cases in South Dakota.

  • USD Law Moot Court Board students Erin Scott '18, Tracy Miller '19, and Ben Selbo '19 made us proud out in Greensboro, North Carolina ... fighting the good fight with sizzling hot benches and a 10 point win in their final round!