A Note on COVID-19
After most of the content for this issue of The South Dakotan Lawyer was complete but before it was published, COVID-19 struck. The law school has responded by moving to remote instruction, canceling on-campus events for the rest of the year, mandating pass/fail grading for the spring semester, postponing graduation until fall and closing the building to the public to help stop the spread.
Events and information are changing fast, but as it’s impossible to incorporate into this issue everything we are doing related to COVID-19, we are publishing the content we had prepared, letting you read about a host of interesting things happening in the USD Law community. These accomplishments by our community will endure long after COVID-19 is under control.
COVID-19 is just a point in our historic line. A tough one for sure, but USD Law has faced tough times before. We have endured and overcome together—so will we now. Right now, we all need to stay home for safety. But soon enough, our world will open up again. When it does, I invite you all to come home to USD Law. We will be here. We will be excited to see you.
- Dean Neil Fulton
In This Issue
The USD School of Law values the need to produce practice-ready graduates and helps students prepare with hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom.
Associate Professor Wendy Hess teaches students to write legal documents that attorneys and judges expect. According to Hess, students learn a new language.
Tamara Nash '13 pursues justice and serves others in her role as prosecutor in Sioux Falls.