Gain the tools necessary to be successful in a culturally diverse and global environment.
The University of South Dakota School of Law seeks to attract graduates of approved colleges and universities who have made a commitment to study law. Ideal candidates possess superior intelligence, sound judgment, good moral character and a willingness to devote themselves to the service of others and the improvement of the legal profession.
The Law School recommends that students contemplating a career in law take courses which require them to develop conscientious study habits, analytical skills and critical thinking. The applicant should be highly literate and have developed a discriminating regard for facts, a capacity to make critical judgments and the ability to engage in inductive and deductive reasoning.
Evidence of an applicant’s intellectual maturity is more important in making admission decisions than his or her major in undergraduate or graduate school as there is no prescribed or recommended pre-law curriculum. Undergraduate majors in entering classes range from political science to English to foreign languages, sciences, engineering, mathematics and the arts.
The University of South Dakota Foundation’s Onward campaign has raised more than $160 million during the past 3 1/2 years toward a seven-year $250 million goal, USD Foundation CEO and President Steve Brown said Thursday as part of the foundation’s opening of a newly relocated Sioux Falls office.