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USD Knudson School of Law Hosts Law Camp for South Dakota High School Students

Knudson School of Law Seal The USD Knudson School of Law will hosts its first Law Camp for South Dakota high school students April 14.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law will host its first Law Camp via Zoom April 14 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST. Law Camp is open to South Dakota high school students, and there is no cost to participate.

Law Camp will introduce various degree programs and careers related to law in South Dakota.

With presenters from a variety of legal careers, students will have a chance to hear about the career path and opportunities of judges, lawyers, probation officers, law enforcement officers, court clerks, court reporters, professionals working with diversion and specialty courts, and other parts of the legal system.

Law Camp will include representatives from careers that require either two- or four-year degrees along with graduate programs like law school.

In addition to these presenters, students will hear from postsecondary schools offering degree programs in these fields. Representatives of several South Dakota tribal colleges, technical colleges and public universities will also present. Students will learn about their programs and the possibilities they offer.

"I developed an interest in the law because I got to meet people working in legal careers while I was in high school," said USD Knudson School of Law Dean Neil Fulton. "I really hope that Law Camp provides a similar spark to another generation of South Dakota students."

Registration for Law Camp is open until April 1. Registration for individual attendees may be completed online.

If there is interest in having a group of students participate in Law Camp, please contact Matthew Colbert at for details and registration.


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