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Sioux Falls attorney Clint Sargent selected for USD Law Student Bar Volunteer Service Award

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Student Bar Association of the University of South Dakota School of Law selected Sioux Falls attorney Clint Sargent as recipient of the student group’s 2012 Volunteer Service Award.

"The SBA is proud to acknowledge the efforts of Clint Sargent with this year’s Volunteer Service Award,” said Jason Krause, the 2011-2012 president of the Student Bar Association (SBA). “He is an inspiration to all law students and we want him to know just how much we appreciate his presence at the law school."

The Volunteer Service Award recognizes an individual who has provided personal time and expertise to the various student organizations at the School of Law. The services provided include speaking on topics of importance to law students and the legal profession to classes, events, informational programs, as well as serving as judges and advisors for student competitions.

Sargent is a 1998 graduate of USD School of Law and received a B.S.B.A. in accounting at USD in 1994. He began practicing in 1998 at the Meierhenry Law Firm in Sioux Falls, now Meierhenry Sargent, LLP. His work has included numerous civil and criminal law cases, including more than 40 jury trials.

“The law school is fortunate for the valuable assistance provided by Clint Sargent, who is among those frequently turn their attention from their daily and important tasks to help law students,” said Dean Tom Geu. “Clint is truly a leader lawyer in South Dakota and the Law School is grateful to him as a caring and sharing professional for helping enhance and enrich the students’ education.”

The inaugural SBA Volunteer Service Award was presented to the Honorable Arthur L. Rusch of Vermillion, retired presiding judge of South Dakota’s First Judicial Circuit. The 2011 recipient was Eric C. Schulte, an attorney with Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz and Smith in Sioux Falls.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News