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USD Law Alum Named Top 25 Women in Business by Prairie Business Magazine

PHoto of Brooke. Brooke Swier Schloss '10 has been honored as one of the top 25 women in business by Prairie Business Magazine

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota School of Law alumna Brooke Swier Schloss '10 has been honored as one of the top 25 women in business by Prairie Business Magazine.

Swier Schloss joined the Swier Law Firm in 2010, helping it become one of the fasting growing firms in the northern plains. An author of several books on family practice, she leads the firm’s family practice group and serves on its “Future Leaders” scholarship committee.

Swier Schloss earned her bachelor’s degree from Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. At USD Law, she served as an editor on the South Dakota Law Review. She also holds an education specialist degree in school psychology from USD and worked as a certified school psychologist prior to pursuing a legal career.


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
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