Your Path in Pre-Law
Lawyers play an essential role in the legal system, providing expertise in interpreting and applying the law to various situations. Beyond courtroom representation, lawyers engage in legal research, negotiations and the development of legal strategies. They contribute to the resolution of conflicts, the protection of individual rights and the promotion of justice in society.
While the University of South Dakota's pre-law program is structured to provide students with a curriculum that covers recommended courses, students are encouraged to reach out to individual law schools for specific admission requirements.
This pre-law program does not lead to a degree. Review the offering details below, along with our frequently asked questions, to learn more about how the pre-law program will shape your USD education and set you up for success.
Degrees & Offerings
USD's pre-law program is designed to prepare you for law school applications. While you won't graduate with a degree specifically in pre-law, the program complements your major and prepares you for applying to law school. Advising plays a crucial role in navigating any pre-professional path, so be sure to communicate your interest in law school with your advisor and inquire about how this decision will impact your education at USD.