VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota will honor graduates from the USD School of Law with a Hooding Ceremony at 3 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium on Friday, May 3.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley will provide the keynote address, “Life After Law School,” to more than 70 graduates of the School of Law. This private ceremony is a USD Law School tradition that gives graduates and their families an opportunity for fellowship apart from the usual spring commencement, which is Saturday, May 4.
Jackley was sworn in as the 30th Attorney General for South Dakota, serving as the chief law enforcement officer and legal advisor for the State. Raised in Sturgis, S.D., he graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1992 with his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering with Honors. He received his law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1995. Jackley became a partner in the Rapid City law firm of Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson and Ashmore, where he specialized in criminal, civil and business litigation. In 2006, he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate as U.S. Attorney for South Dakota. He and his wife, Angela, live in Pierre with their two children, Michael and Isabella