USD Law School Task Force to Meet Oct. 6

Photo of Law School Task Force members at meeting. Law School Task Force members discuss testimony at a meeting in Sioux Falls.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The Law School Task Force will host its third meeting Friday, Oct. 6, in the Law School Courtroom on the University of South Dakota campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The task force will continue to evaluate and discuss testimony delivered in the two previous meetings from students, faculty, law school staff, alumni, community members, lawyers from around the state and outside experts and consultants.

The agenda for the Oct. 6 meeting:

- Review Pros and Cons of Moving Law School to Sioux Falls
- Executive Session
- Consultant Recommendation
- Committee Debate
- Other Matters
- Instruction to consultant for report
- Adjourn by 1 p.m.

The task force was formed to consider whether relocating the state’s only law school would be in the best interest of the students, the University, and the State of South Dakota. Rep. Mark Mickelson, R-Sioux Falls, chairs the task force.

For updates, meeting times and information on the task force visit the USD Law School Task Force page at www.usd.edu/lawschooltaskforce.

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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.

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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 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.

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