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USD Knudson School of Law Hosts Diversity Panel Sept. 28

Knudson School of Law Seal The USD Knudson School of Law is set to host a diversity panel comprised of students, faculty and alumni on Sept. 28.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law will host a diversity panel comprised of students, faculty and alumni on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.

“It is our responsibility as legal professionals to be the best advocates we can be for our clients,” said Josey Blare, a third-year law student and one of the panelists. “That begins by learning alongside diverse people and understanding their perspectives. I’m honored for the opportunity to discuss these issues with distinguished alumnae, faculty and other students.”

Members of the panel include Timothy Peterkin, professor and director of academic success and bar prep; Tamara Nash ’13, special assistant United States attorney; Kelly Maxwell ’18, judicial law clerk, U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota; and third-year law students Josey Blare and Emmanuel Tomenou.

The event will be conducted online. Those interested in attending the event can register here.


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