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University of South Dakota School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
82%
Number students applying:
297
Number students accepted:
245
First-year attrition rate:
8%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
150
Median:
148
25th percentile:
144

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.44
Median:
3.1
25th percentile:
2.71

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $13,904 $6,140
Non-resident $29,518 $15,286
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $12,137
Off Campus $14,365                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
202
Number students enrolled full-time:
198
Number students enrolled part-time:
4
Number of first-year students:
78

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
25%
% Women students:
40%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
0
% Minority students:
12%
% International students:
1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
1
Names of law journals:
South Dakota Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
13%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in field placements:
14%
% of students in simulation courses:
162%

Curriculum Strengths

Tribal Law,
Small Firm Practice,
Controversy Work

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 68% 55
National Employment Rate 2013 62% 44
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer SD 67% 47
State 2nd Largest Employer IA 18% 7
State 3rd Largest Employer IL 3% 2
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer SD 53% 33
State 2nd Largest Employer NE 11.3% 7
State 3rd Largest Employer IA 9.7% 6

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.6%
Law Firm 2-10
33.9%
Law Firm 11-25
1.6%
Law Firm 26-50
1.6%
Law Firm 51-100
0
Law Firm 101-250
0
Law Firm 251-500
1.6%
Law Firm 501+
0
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
19.4%
Government
8.1%
Public Interest / Service
1.6%
Clerkships Federal
0
Clerkships State / Local
22.6%
Education / Academia
4.8%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 SD 97% 91%
State 2 IA 100% 93%
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 SD 88% 86%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 SD 90% 94%
State 2 IA 100% 90%
State 3 HI 100% 83%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
University of South Dakota
Feeder School 2:
South Dakota State University
Feeder School 3:
Northern State University

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

414 E. Clark
Vermillion, SD 57069
Region:
Midwest
Main Phone:
605-677-5443
Admissions Phone:
605-677-5443
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Thomas
E.
Geu
Undergraduate:
BS
School:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Nicholas
M.
McInerney
Undergraduate:
B.S., Business Administration
School:
National American University
Law Degree:
J.D.
School:
University of South Dakota School of Law
Graduate Degree:
M.A., Political Science
School:
University of South Dakota

Reputation Profile

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