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USD School of Law Student Elected District 8 NALSA Representative

Josey Blare standing in front of a building. Josey Blare, a USD School of Law student, has been elected a representative of the National Native American Law Students Association.

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota School of Law student Josey Blare has been elected a representative of the National Native American Law Students Association (NALSA).

“I’m excited to represent USD and USD NALSA on a national scale,” said Blare. “Indian law is something our school values and appreciates. It’s great to be able to represent that.”

Blare, from Winner, South Dakota, is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. She will serve District 8 representing NALSA chapters in South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and Minnesota. NALSA focuses attention on Indian law issues and provides a local and national network of support.

Blare previously served as president of USD’s NALSA chapter. She competed at the 28th annual NALSA Moot Court Tournament hosted by the University of California-Berkeley School of Law earlier this year. Blare is also a member of USD’s law review board.


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