Alternative Dispute Resolution Board

The South Dakota Alternative Dispute Resolution Board is devoted to educating Law School students on the practical aspects of law. Its members enjoy a unique opportunity to develop and perfect the skills of negotiating and counseling on behalf of a client. The Client Counseling and Negotiation Board is comprised of 12 members who host an intra-school competition each semester. In addition, Board members are given the opportunity to compete against law students from across the nation in regional and national competitions.

Board members also coordinate client-intake opportunities for students in conjunction with Legal Services. Board members earn academic credit for their active participation in competitions and helping other teams prepare for competition. In order to be eligible for membership on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, all interested students must participate in an intra-school competition hosted each semester.

Moot Court Board

The South Dakota Moot Court Board is dedicated to developing the art of appellate advocacy. Its members enjoy a unique opportunity to refine their skills of appellate brief writing and oral advocacy. The Moot Court Board is comprised of six third-year and six second-year students. Board members compete against law students from across the nation at tournaments around the country.

Recent teams of the Law School’s Moot Court Board placed in the top four in the nation at the prestigious New York City Bar tournament and won the regional ABA moot court competition.

In order to be eligible for membership on the Moot Court Board, all interested first-year law students must participate in the Law School’s annual Sam Masten Intramural Moot Court Competition. The Intramural Competition culminates with a final round before a distinguished panel, usually comprised of Justices of the South Dakota Supreme Court.

Trial Team

Participation in trial advocacy competitions requires a commitment of time and offers unique educational opportunities to hone skills for courtroom presentation. Team members compete with students from other law schools. One credit per semester is earned by a student who participates in at least one tournament, with a maximum of two credits for a student who participates for two years and who participates in at least two trials.

South Dakota Law Review

The South Dakota Law Review was first published in the spring of 1956 and is published three times a year by students at the University of South Dakota School of Law. For over fifty years, the South Dakota Law Review has provided a forum to publish materials presenting views on subjects of interest to the legal profession. The Law Review reaches subscribers in all fifty states and many foreign universities and institutions. The Board of Editors, which has the responsibility of publishing the Law Review each year, is chosen from students who have contributed articles for publication the preceding year.

The Law Review strives to publish articles that appeal to the general interests of practicing attorneys, judges, scholars, law students and legislators and to provide articles of the highest academic quality. The Law Review also hosts an annual symposium at the University of South Dakota School of Law and sponsors lectures and other events over the course of each academic year.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions to the Law Review are $35 per year ($45 outside the United States and Canada), payable in advance to:

South Dakota Law Review
School of Law - University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-3290.

Back Issues

Copies of single issues since 1985 can be obtained directly from the South Dakota Law Review for $15, with an additional $1.50 for postage and handling. Back issues can be obtained via written request to:

William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
1285 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209.

Submissions

The South Dakota Law Review invites the submission of unsolicited manuscripts. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with wide left margins. Citations should conform to the newest edition of the The Bluebook. We regret that any manuscript solicited will only be returned if the author remits return postage and handling fees. Address all correspondence to:

Articles Editor, South Dakota Law Review
School of Law - University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-3290.

Submissions may be sent via email to lawrev@usd.edu.

Staff

Volume 61

  • Christopher Sommers, Editor-in-Chief
  • Deborah Morries, Managing Editor
  • Ashley Blake, Lead Articles Editor
  • Tyler Haigh, Production Editor
  • Alexis Yackley, Note & Comment Editor
  • Terra Fischer, Symposium Editor
  • Jarell Dillman, Copy Editor
  • Trinette LaFleur, Copy Editor
  • Abigail Schindler, Copy Editor

Professor Tom Simmons serves as Faculty Advisor