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South Dakota Law Review

The South Dakota Law Review is a journal of critical commentary on current legal issues with a state, national and international circulation.

Published three times per year, the Law Review contains articles by leading members of the legal profession, as well as student notes and comments. Students involved in the Law Review develop their research and writing skills while earning academic credit. A student board of editors is responsible for all editorial work, and students are selected for board membership during their second year on the basis of their writing, leadership and dedication to the success of the Law Review.


Subscriptions to the Law Review are $35 per year ($45 outside the United States and Canada), payable in advance to:

South Dakota Law Review
Knudson School of Law - University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-3290

Back Issues

Back issues and volumes can be obtained via written request to:

William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
1285 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14209 customerservice@wshein.com
Phone: 800-828-7571

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We invite the submission of unsolicited manuscripts. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with wide left margins. Citations should conform to the newest edition of the The Bluebook. We regret that any manuscript solicited will only be returned if the author remits return postage and handling fees. Address all correspondence to:

Articles Editor, South Dakota Law Review
Knudson School of Law - University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-3290

Submissions may be sent via email to lawrev@usd.edu.

Student Comments and Case Notes
In selecting student pieces for publication, the Law Review gives preference to its members. However, the Law Review encourages all University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law students to submit comments or case notes for publication. For further information about the submissions process, and prior to submitting any piece for publication, please contact the Lead Articles Editor at lawrev@usd.edu.

2023-2024 South Dakota Law Review Board: 

Editorial Board:

Editor-in-Chief: Tony Metzgar
Managing Editor: Marcus Hluchy
Symposium Editor: Trevor Case
Associate Symposium Editor: Taylor Bushelle
Notes & Comments Editor: Mary Merxbauer
Lead Articles Editors: Anthony Leonardi & Andy Keyes
Articles Editors: Isabella Erickson, Madison Gosch, & Andy Falcone
Copy Editor: Bryce Drapeaux
Production Editors: Shanell Nieuwendorp & Angelica Cruz
Associate Editors: Matthew Pesicka, Michelle Perrett, & Mubarak Kadir

Staff Members:

Tyler Arend
Peyton Mueller
Brooklyn Bollweg
Benjamin Titus
Tory Shafer
Ann Madson
Taylor Graves
Emily Greco
Jackson Marnette
Vincent Tarallo
Kate Anderson


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