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13 Make USD School of Law Dean's List

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Thirteen University of South Dakota School of Law students achieved a place on the Fall 2015 Dean’s List.

To qualify, 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 that 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.

The students, all of them from South Dakota, named on the Fall 2015 USD School of Law Dean’s List and their hometowns:
Chris Sommers, Aberdeen
Trinette LaFleur, Dakota Dunes
Joseph Erickson, Dell Rapids
Jon Hansen, Dell Rapids
Anthony Sutton, Flandreau
Elliot Bloom, Scenic
Ashley Blake, Sioux Falls
Ashley Brost, Sioux Falls
Shad E. Christman, Sioux Falls
Sarah Christopherson, Sioux Falls
Ryan Redd, Sioux Falls
Alexis Yackley, Vermillion
Mallory K. Schulte, Yankton


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 84 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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News