Skip to main content

USD School of Law to Announce New Dean on March 13

University of South Dakota School of Law Seal The USD School of Law will announce its new dean Wednesday, March 13 at 12 p.m.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Law will announce its new dean during a formal announcement on Wednesday, March 13 at 12 p.m. in the law school courtroom. This event is open to the public.

There will be a press conference held in the board room with the new dean at the law school immediately following the announcement at 12:30 p.m. All media planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP to

After the formal announcement, there will be a reception in the law school’s student lounge that will be open to the public as a chance to meet the new dean and socialize with current students and alumni. 


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