Apr 30, 2013

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley to address USD School of Law graduates

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.

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 information about the USD School of Law, please 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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