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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. -- Graduates of the University of South Dakota School of Law incur far less debt than most other law schools: $57,170 after three years in 2015 compared with an average of $112,748, U.S. News found.
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  • Graduates of the University of South Dakota School of Law incur far less debt than most other law schools: $57,170 after three years in 2015 compared with an average of $112,748, U.S. News found. The magazine added USD to its US News Short List of those schools among 183 tha...