The University of South Dakota School of Law was established in 1901. It has been accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1923, the first year law schools were accredited, and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1907.

GPA and LSAT Statistics | Employment Statistics | Bar Passage Rates | Diversity & Inclusiveness

GPA & LSAT Statistics

Fall 2015

Applicants Total
Applications 351
Offers 229
Acceptances 84
Percentiles LSAT GPA
75th 151 3.67
50th 147 3.38
25th 144 3.01
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Employment Statistics

We strive to provide accurate and reliable employment information to our prospective students, with the goal in mind of advancing your career. Our Career Services Office works with students from day one to provide career advice, guidance, internship/externship opportunities and job placement after graduation.

Class of 2016

Employment Summary for 2016 Graduates

Class of 2015

Employment Summary for 2015 Graduates

Class of 2014

Employment Summary for 2014 Graduates

Class of 2013

Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates

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Bar Passage Rates

February & July 2014

Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State %
South Dakota 57 43 75.44% 75.26%

February & July 2013

Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State %
South Dakota 39 38 97.44% 90.8%
Iowa 7 7 100% 93.37%

February & July 2012

Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State %
South Dakota 56 49 87.5% 86.27%
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Diversity & Inclusiveness

Current Student Body

Ethnicity Statistics Total Percentage
Hispanic/Latino 6 2.78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9 4.17%
Asian 4 1.85%
Black or African American 4 1.85%
Two or more races 7 3.24%
Total Minority 30 13.89%
White 182 84.26%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 4 1.85%
Total 216
Gender
Male 127 58.8%
Female 89 41.2%
Total 210
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