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USD Hosts Chief Justice Gilbertson

Photo of David Gilbertson. South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson will be on campus April 19.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Political Science League will host South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson on Thursday, April 19, at 5 p.m. in Old Main’s Farber Hall.

The title of Judge Gilbertson’s lecture is, “The South Dakota Supreme Court: What does it do and how does it do it?”

Judge Gilbertson graduated from the USD School of Law in 1975. He has been a South Dakota supreme court justice since 1995, serving as chief judge since 2001.

The lecture is free and open to the public.


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