The University of South Dakota 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.

Employment Statistics

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 2018

Employment Summary for 2018 Graduates

Class of 2017

Employment Summary for 2017 Graduates

Class of 2016

Employment Summary for 2016 Graduates

Bar Passage Rates

1st-Time Bar Passage Rate for February and July of 2018

Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State %
South Dakota 40 32 80% 79.17%
 All Jurisdictions* 73 51 69.86% N/A

*USD Law graduates who took the bar in February and July of 2018 sat in the following jurisdictions: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Bar Passage Rates - First Time Bar Passage (2018) and Ultimate Bar Passage (2016)