Discover Law Day open house is Feb 27 at USD School of Law

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota School of Law is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Feb. 27 for high school and college students interested in pursuing a career or degree in law.

Discover Law Day, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes a variety of activities designed to give students an inside look at the curriculum and faculty at the USD School of Law. Participants can choose which first-year class they’d like to observe from Civil Procedure or Criminal Procedure to Contracts; take part in a Q&A with current USD law students; and tour the School of Law and USD campus.

“Discover Law Day is a great opportunity for high school or college students to learn more about law school preparation, application and admission, and see firsthand the benefits of a law degree as an academic or career option,” said Tom Geu, interim law school dean. “It’s a good way to showcase our programs, our faculty and provide those attending with a unique learning experience.”

Discover Law Day is free and open to upper level high school and early college students. The event is presented by the USD School of Law with support from the Law School Admission Council’s DiscoverLaw.org Month program. Students interested in attending the open house are asked to RSVP to Tom.Sorensen@usd.edu no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. Individual students are also encouraged to visit www.discoverlaw.org/register.asp to register for useful information about the law school admission process. For more information about USD School of Law visit www.usd.edu/law.

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Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 206 undergraduate and 71 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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