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School of Law's Federalist Society to Host Jonathan Adler

The Federalist Society graphic that says, "Debate. Discuss. Decide." USD School of Law's Federalist Society chapter hosts Jonathan Adler on Oct. 9 at noon in room 101.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Law’s Federalist Society will host Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University School of Law for a discussion on judicial confirmation hearings from the 1980s to the present at 12 p.m. on Oct. 9.

"We are so excited to welcome Professor Adler to campus,” said Danielle Rang, a second year law student and president of USD’s Federalist Society chapter. "We hope that his perspective and knowledge will make an impression on every student and encourage thoughtful discussions around the school. He is an incredible scholar and we are honored to host him here at USD law."

Adler holds the Johan Verheij Memorial Professorship of Law and is the director of the Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in environmental, administrative and constitutional law. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and juris doctorate from the George Mason University School of Law.

Adler is one of the most widely cited legal scholars in administrative and environmental law under the age of 50, and has testified before Congress a dozen times. His work has also been cited in the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, Adler is a contributing editor to National Review Online and a regular contributor to the popular legal blog, “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

The event will be hosted in room 101 of the School of Law. Tiffany Graham, assistant dean of USD Law, will provide commentary after the lecture. 


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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