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 USD Knudson 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. – To honor the legacy of Sioux Falls lawyer, businessman and public servant David Knudson, the University of South Dakota’s law school will take on the name of the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, as announced today.
VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota Supreme Court will listen to oral arguments in seven cases over two days in the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law Courtroom Oct. 5-6.