Public Service & Law Research
Engage in impactful research, addressing critical issues, analyzing legal frameworks and making a lasting change in public service and law.
The University of South Dakota excels in public service and law research, driven by its commitment to addressing pressing societal challenges and advancing the field of law. Researchers at the university explore critical issues and analyze legal frameworks, contributing to an informed understanding of public service and law and making a lasting impact on the evolving economic landscape, careers, communities and beyond.
Making an Impact
Carnegie Classification: Doctoral University – High research value.
Graduate research programs have had a significant impact on the economy of South Dakota, through grants, business creation, and innovative science.
Of research investment in South Dakota over the past 5 years.
Departments & Facilities
At the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership, we prepare students for a lifetime of leadership as citizens of the community, state, nation and world.
The Government Research Bureau, established in 1939, has a distinguished history of conducting applied research on public policy and administrative issues affecting the State of South Dakota, local governments and American Indian Reservations and nonprofits. Technical expertise and modern and innovative analysis tools are used to assist state and local government officials in the areas of economic development and policy formation.
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.
Advocating for increased self-determination, independence and a satisfying quality of life.
The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment focuses on delivering education, outreach and research geared toward eliminating child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Dakota.
We connect students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health.
Five graduate students in the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business received scholarships through the Institute of Management Accountants’ CMA Scholarship Program.
The University of South Dakota is proud to announce that 12 students received 2024 Undergraduate Research Awards for excellence in creative scholarship and research.
Five students in the University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts – Abigail Van Osdel, Cailey Schendel, Cassie Heintz, Jaclyn Laprath and Taylor Titze – are presenting a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “The Road Less Traveled,” now through Dec. 8 in the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts.