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School of Law to Host South Dakota Attorney General Nov. 20

Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota Attorney General The School of Law hosts South Dakota Attorney General and USD alumnus Jason Ravnsborg on Nov. 20.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Pre-Law Society will host South Dakota Attorney General and USD alumnus Jason Ravnsborg for a lecture on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the USD School of Law.

"We are excited to host Attorney General Ravnsborg to address a next generation of South Dakota lawyer leaders," said Dean Neil Fulton. “He has modeled service and leadership since he graduated from the law school, and it is a pleasure to say 'welcome home' to him. I hope many students can attend to hear his insights on law and public service."

Ravnsborg earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in history and political science and a law degree from USD. In January of 2019, he was sworn in as the 31st attorney general of South Dakota.

Ravnsborg will talk about his life, career and the legal field. His discussion will focus on combating the current opioid crisis in South Dakota. The event will take place in room 101 of the law school.


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