The University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law was established in 1901. Approved since 1923, the Law School is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738. It has also been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1907. The Law School combines a practical curriculum with a uniquely personal and engaging learning environment. With strong job placement rates and affordable tuition, students maximize their return on investment.
We strive to provide accurate and reliable employment information to our prospective students, with the goal in mind of advancing your career. Our Career Services Office works with students from day one to provide career advice, guidance, internship/externship opportunities and job placement after graduation.
Class of 2020
Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.
Class of 2019
Class of 2018
USD Law First-Time Bar Passage Data for February and July 2019
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*The ABA first-time weighted average pass rate for all ABA law schools in the jurisdictions where USD Law graduates sat in 2019 was 80.89%. Apart from South Dakota, USD Law graduates who were first-time takers in 2019 sat for the bar exam in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Texas, and Utah.