Focus on Experiential Learning
Nearly 100 first- and second-year law students obtained internships in 2017.
As the premier South Dakota law school, we uniquely prepare our students to practice law all over the country. Ranked as a national leader in judicial clerkships, the School of Law ensures that you don't just graduate with a first-class education, but prepared for a lifelong law career. We make our JD degree affordable, meaning you're getting a world-class education from a leading, flagship university while paying only a fraction of the tuition cost you might pay at other schools.
Your USD Law School opportunities include:
- Be published in the South Dakota Law Review
- Attend the Student Bar Association national convention
- Face off in national courtroom competitions
Feel right at home with USD Law as we bring together future lawyers from not just South Dakota but North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and many more. So, whether you seek to become a lawyer or gain employment in rural South Dakota or at a busy firm in Chicago, you'll graduate knowing you have a bright future ahead.
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VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota has named Miller, South Dakota, native Neil Fulton, current federal public defender, South Dakota Bar Examiner and former chief of staff to then-Gov. Michael Rounds, Dean of the University of South Dakota School of Law. He wi...
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