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South Dakota Supreme Court to Listen to Oral Arguments at USD Law

The five members of the South Dakota Supreme Court. The South Dakota Supreme Court will listen to oral arguments in nine cases at the USD School of Law.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota Supreme Court will listen to oral arguments in nine cases over three days in the University of South Dakota School of Law Courtroom Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

The Supreme Court will preside over the following appeals:

Monday, Sept. 30

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Learn More About the Cases

The event is free and open to the public. The South Dakota Supreme Court employs security methods to ensure the well-being of all who attend its proceedings. Book bags, backpacks, and other packages are subject to search. Attendees are encouraged to bring a minimal amount of outside items to keep the entrance process smooth and without delays. Individuals requiring assistance should contact the State Court Administrator’s Office at (605) 773-3474 at least 48 hours before the session to make any arrangements. 


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