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Law Academics

Explore the details of your education in the Knudson School of Law.


As a law student at USD, you will receive an enriching education that prepares you for a successful and rewarding career as a lawyer.

Below you'll find detailed information about your academic experience and resources you'll want to come back to throughout your education.

Degrees & Course Tracks

The USD Knudson School of Law offers the only Juris Doctor in the state of South Dakota, with a variety of course tracks to choose from. We also offer joint degree programs in partnership with other academic departments.
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Reach Your Goals at USD

You have your sights set on bar passage and a successful career in law. We have the resources and support to help you get there. The USD Knudson School of Law offers a comprehensive academic support program that is designed to assist all students on their road to academic success and bar passage.

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Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in law.
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Law Admissions

Thank you for your interest in applying to the USD Knudson School of Law. You've explored the possibilities for your degree — now it's time to get started on your application.

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Law Career Services

The Office of Career Services helps our students and graduates connect with meaningful law career and professional development opportunities. Through individual career counseling, job search strategy, professional development programming, resources and connections with employers, we will provide you with valuable opportunities to develop the necessary tools to thrive as a professional.

Federal Tax Clinic

Our federal tax clinic provides free legal representation to low-income people in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) while allowing law students to practice tax law.

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