The honor system applies to all aspects of student life including conduct at the Law School and conduct while working as an intern or while participating in co-curricular activities.

Lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarizing or breaking of one's word of honor are condemned.

At all times, the student has responsibility for demonstrating those qualities of good character required to obtain certification by the School of Law for admission to the practice of law.

In addition, students are expected to satisfy the standards of conduct appropriate to a professional school and the Rules of Professional Conduct as approved by the Supreme Court of South Dakota.

Unless properly excused or excepted, students are obligated to comply with the academic rules and to observe applicable rules and instructions issued by the faculty.

For breaches of discipline and the requirements of this section, penalties may be imposed to include:

  • Oral or written reprimand
  • Grade reduction (including the failure of the course)
  • Academic probation
  • Suspension of rights and privileges (i.e., class standing and participation in co-curricular activities)
  • Suspension from School of Law
  • Expulsion from School of Law