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South Dakota College Students Invited to Submit Art for Law School Contest

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Native American Law Student Association at the University of South Dakota is sponsoring an art contest that’s open to all college students in the state. The theme, which coincides with the group’s symposium this month, is the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

One piece of artwork (painting, drawing, photography, collage, some mixed media) featuring the theme will be permanently displayed in the courtroom at the USD School of Law. The winner will also receive a $100 prize. All entries will be on display around the school through the duration of the March 30-31 symposium. Artists may also be present for the symposium and pick up their own work at the end of the event.

Each artist must drop off or mail submissions to the attention of NALSA at the School of Law by March 18. Questions and requests for an entry form and details may be sent to More information on the Indian Child Welfare Act is available at


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