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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 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.


  • Image Eric Young
    VERMILLION, S.D. -- Eric Young will join the University of South Dakota School of Law as its law library director in May. He also will serve as assistant dean of the law school and senior lecturer.
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    The 2015-2016 issue of the South Dakotan Lawyer is now available! Stay informed on current initiatives, student activities and alumni updates.
  • As part of their Law Deans series, Dean Geu sat down with Oklahoma Legal Group Blog to find out what he thinks of the challenges faced by both law students and legal educators, and how to address those challenges to meet the needs of students.