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USD Knudson School of Law
Office of Admissions
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Your Career in Law Begins Here

At the USD Knudson School of Law, we equip you with in-depth knowledge of legal doctrine and enriching real-world experiences as you prepare for the bar exam and begin your path toward a successful career in law.

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Knudson School of Law Excellence

As the premier South Dakota law school, the USD Knudson School of Law ensures that you don't just graduate with a first-class education – you graduate prepared for a lifelong career in law. Ranked as a national leader in judicial clerkships, we prepare our students to practice law all over the country.

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Known for Excellence

The Knudson School of Law is South Dakota's premier law school, preparing today's students to be tomorrow's leaders in the legal profession. We are committed to setting you on the path toward a successful, lifelong career in law. With excellent job placement rates, a low student-to-faculty ratio, robust experiential learning opportunities and affordable tuition, USD boasts one of the best value law schools in the country. Plus, we offer a variety of course tracks and joint programs, ensuring your education is tailored to your professional goals.

Here you'll receive a world-class education from a leading, flagship university that serves its students and its state with excellence.

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Unbeatable value

USD is the most affordable flagship university in the United States. Here you'll receive an incredible education at a price you can afford.


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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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Get Involved

Take advantage of the variety of student opportunities and organizations available to help round out your education and experience.

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Meet Our Team

We know applying to law school is a detailed process, especially with all of the options available. We are here to help you every step of the way. Reach out to start a conversation or visit campus.
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Katey Ulrich

Director of Admissions
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Kaitlyn Frier

USD Knudson School of Law Admissions Support Officer

Student Success

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Being here at USD law has only strengthened my urge to want to work with my community and do so by studying law. The faculty, staff, and my peers have been some of the most amazing people to work with and are people who I look forward to working with these next two years.

Morgan Smith

Knudson School of Law Student

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