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Law School Task Force Sets Agenda for Second Meeting Sept. 6

VERMILLION, S.D. – The Law School Relocation Task Force will host its second meeting from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Sioux Falls at the School for the Deaf in the Community Conference Room on Sept. 6.

The task force will listen to a variety of presentations from students, faculty, consultants, the former dean of the Idaho law school and business and industry interests. The full agenda can be found online at the Law School Task Force website.

The task force was formed to consider whether relocating the state’s only law school would be in the best interest of the students, the university, and the state of South Dakota. Rep. Mark Mickelson, R-Sioux Falls, will chair the Law School Task Force.

For updates, meeting times and information on the task force, visit the USD Law School Task Force page.


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