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National publication ranks USD School of Law 'Best Value' for fourth year in a row

VERMILLION, SD -- The University of South Dakota School of Law has been ranked fifth "Best Value" law school in the nation for the fourth consecutive year.

Schools scheduled to participate are: Brandon Valley High School, Brookings High School, Dakota Valley Middle School and High School (North Sioux City), Edison Middle School (Sioux Falls), Elk Point-Jefferson Middle School, Madison High School, Mickelson Middle School (Brookings), Mitchell High School, Sacred Heart Middle School (Yankton), Spearfish Middle School and High School, Todd County High School (Mission), Vermillion Middle School, and Yankton Middle School and High School.

The tournament consists of several events that follow formats similar to popular board games, television game shows, and athletic contests. The competitions highlight knowledge of biology, earth sciences, chemistry, physics, computers, technology, and mathematics.

South Dakota winners will compete May 15-16 at the national tournament that will feature 2,000 students on 120 different championship teams from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Host of the national competition is the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.


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