Feb 11, 2013

‘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.

About The School of Law

The University of South Dakota School of Law provides a high-quality legal education that prepares students for leadership in the administration of justice in South Dakota and for success in private practice, public service, business and other law-related endeavors anywhere. For more information about the University of South Dakota School of Law contact Associate Dean Tom Sorensen at Tom.Sorensen@usd.edu or (605) 677-5393.

About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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Peter Carrels
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