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Congratulations and welcome home! We are thrilled you chose the USD Knudson University of South Dakota School of Law, and we look forward to being on this journey with you. You have been admitted to USD Law because you possess the qualities of excellence, service and leadership. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.

What Should You Do Next?

Pay Deposit Online

When paying your deposit you will need your Student ID. This can be found on your acceptance letter.

In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, we are providing accommodations with deadline extensions and deposit waivers. Please contact Liz Taggart, Director of Law School Admissions at to discuss alternative options.

Pre-Law Boot Camp

The pre-law boot camp is a week-long series to prepare students for the subjects they will cover in their first year of law school. It will be conducted as a webcast series July 13-17, 2020. The time will be 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily. All admitted USD Law students can attend at no charge and should use the promo code USDLAW22. 

Register for Pre-Law Boot Camp

Pre-orientation will be August 5-7, 2020 at 12 p.m. for 1.5 hours each day. In these sessions, we will cover the topics of case law analysis, statutory analysis and research skills.

Entering Class Facebook Groups

Join the entering class Facebook groups to get to know your future classmates.

Class of 2023 Facebook Page

USD Law Books and Events

Visit USD Law

USD Law is a community of excellence, service and leadership. In order to experience how strong our community and network is, we strongly encourage you to visit us. During your visit you can meet with the admissions team, take a tour with a law student, sit in on a class, and meet our faculty.

We are currently offering “remote visits” and phone appointments but will also schedule a safe face-to-face visit. To schedule a visit please contact Liz Taggart, Director of Law School Admissions at or Matthew Colbert, Law School Recruiting Officer at

Immunization Records

The Board of Regents requires all attendees of state schools to provide proof of immunizations prior to enrollment in classes. You must complete the form provided by Student Health Services before we can register you for classes. We recommend you complete this process as early as possible.

Submit immunization documentation to:

Sanford Clinic Vermillion - USD Student Health
20 South Plum Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

View Student Health Services Immunization Policy

Complete Required Immunization Health History Form


Under extraordinary circumstances, we may grant a request to defer your admission. The request must be in writing, and must include the reasons for the request. Approvals to defer are left to the discretion of the admissions committee chairperson and the director of admissions. If granted, an applicant can defer for one year only. After the year expires, the applicant must reapply through the regular admissions process.

Requests to defer should be emailed to or mailed to:

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

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