USD School of Law Hosts Judicial Voices Project Premiere

Image: South Dakota Supreme Court John Glover with South Dakota Supreme Court in 2014

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Law will host the premiere of and a panel luncheon on the Judicial Voices Project, a website with the written histories and video-recorded oral accounts of the South Dakota Supreme Court.

It begins with a luncheon at noon, Monday, March 28, in the Neuharth Media Center and continues in the School of Law courtroom with a judicial history presentation, panel discussion and a video presentation, “The Mission of the Historical Society of the Courts of New York.”

Featured speakers include Michael Benowitz, assistant director of the Historical Society of New York Courts, South Dakota Chief Justice David E. Gilbertson and John Glover, Judicial Voices Project director, Black Hills State University professor and Bush Foundation fellow.

The site,, includes comprehensive research on the court as well as a collections of video interviews with current justices, some retirees and others familiar with the Supreme Court.


USD’s School of Law prepares students for leadership in the administration of justice in South Dakota, including in rural areas where the demand is great, and for private practice, public service, business and other law-related endeavors anywhere. Its joint degree program allows students to also earn one of nine master’s degrees within the traditional three-year law curriculum, which includes course tracks in business, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, environmental, Indian, real estate and tax law as well as civil litigation and estate planning.


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 205 undergraduate and 73 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.


Michael Ewald
USD News