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19 USD School of Law Students Earn Spring Academic Honors

Nineteen University of South Dakota School of Law students were named to the Spring 2015 Dean’s List.

To receive the academic honor, law students must achieve either a GPA of 85.00 or greater for that semester or rate in the top 10 percent of their class for the semester, whichever group is smaller. The list is not based on cumulative grade point average, and first semester, first-year law students are not eligible.

Students named to the USD School of Law Dean’s List and their hometowns:

Vanessa Arzberger, Plymouth
Andy Fick, Quimby
Maggie Lubeck, Cherokee
Cullen McNeece, West Burlington

Danielle Moeller, Fairmont

North Dakota
Chris Sommers, Fargo

South Dakota
Ashley Blake, Sioux Falls
Elliot Bloom, Scenic
Ashley Brost, Sioux Falls
Sarah Christopherson, Sioux Falls
Joseph Erickson, Dell Rapids
Terra Fisher, Yankton
Samuel Garrity, Yankton
Trinette LaFleur, Dakota Dunes
Ryan Redd, Sioux Falls
James Shanor, Pierre
Alexis Yackley, Vermillion

Jarell Dilman, Eagle Mountain

Aron Hogden, Madison


USD’s Knudson School of Law prepares students for leadership in the administration of justice in South Dakota, including in rural areas where the demand is great, and for private practice, public service, business and other law-related endeavors anywhere. Its joint degree program allows students to also earn one of nine master’s degrees within the traditional three-year law curriculum, which includes course tracks in business, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, environmental, Indian, real estate and tax law as well as civil litigation and estate planning.


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, Knudson 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