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School of Law Alumnus Named Leading Lawyer for 10th Consecutive Year

Photo of Arthur Carter. Arthur Carter '76 has been named a Leading Lawyer for the 10th straight year.

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota School of Law alumnus, Arthur Carter, ‘76, was named a noted practitioner in the prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business publication for the 10th consecutive year.

Carter is a board certified lawyer in labor and employment at the firm Littler Mendelson PC in Dallas, Texas.

He advises employers on the labor law aspects of mergers, acquisitions, asset and stock sales, business reorganizations, consolidations, shutdowns, and bankruptcy. He also counsels employers on strategic considerations relating to collective bargaining and labor relations and regularly serves as principal spokesman for management in labor contract negotiations.

While at USD, he was a lead articles editor for the South Dakota Law Review.


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