All students at the University of South Dakota School of Law must participate in the experiential learning program. Our experiential programs provide intensive, professional development training for students as they prepare to embark on their careers. A substantial part of this training will occur while students are enrolled in the clinical, externship, practicum or simulation courses that they will use to satisfy the experiential learning requirement for graduation. Students also have other opportunities to participate in the experiential learning program through the First-Year Summer Judicial Program.
The pro bono program at USD School of Law reflects our commitment to shaping attorneys who appreciate the value of providing legal services to individuals and communities who are in substantial need of assistance, but have limited resources for acquiring it. The experiential learning program is a key component of the educational and professional development experiences at USD Law.