School of Law Building

History of Excellence


The University of South Dakota School of Law is located on the campus of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. Founded in 1901 and graduating our first student in 1902 (a transfer student who had the distinction of being a class of one), the USD School of Law has established itself as among the nation's best. Producing well-educated lawyers every year for South Dakota and the rest of the nation, the USD School of Law has secured a bright future for upcoming legal practitioners.

The first law school building on campus opened in 1907 and served us for 74 years until our current building was completed in 1981.