Members of the task force will start the day by touring the law school building and the Vermillion community.

The task force meeting will begin at 11 a.m. with an introduction by USD President James W. Abbott followed by informational presentations, discussion and public testimony.

Full agenda:

11 a.m. – Introduction, President Abbott

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – History of the School of Law, review of current conditions. Dean Thomas Geu and USD Chief Financial Officer Sheila Gestring.

12:30-1 p.m. – Media availability

1-2 p.m. – National law school trends

2-3 p.m. – Public testimony

3-3:30 p.m. – Committee discussion

3:30-3:45 p.m. – Importance of the Law School, State Bar

3:45-4 p.m. – Schedule next meeting and set agenda

4 p.m. – Adjourn

The task force was formed to consider whether relocating the state’s only law school would be in the best interest of the students, the university, and the state of South Dakota. Rep. Mark Mickelson, R-Sioux Falls, will chair the Law School Task Force.

The task force encourages those interested in testifying to email their questions and testimony in advance of the meeting to

For updates, meeting times and information on the task force visit the USD Law School Task Force page at USD plans to livestream the task force meeting on Aug. 7 from a link on the web page.

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