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VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law hosted a Pre-Law Day event on Nov. 2 to provide USD undergraduate students who are interested in going to law school an opportunity to experience a day in the life of a law school student.
The law school will also host a Pre-Law Day event for South Dakota State University (SDSU) undergraduate students on Nov. 9.
Pre-Law Day events are open to any undergraduate student who is considering attending law school after graduation. Students get a glimpse of what it is like to attend classes and get involved in organizations, as well as interact with current students and faculty.
The participants meet with law admissions, hear a presentation from the USD Trial Team, meet with Dean Neil Fulton, attend the Civil Procedure I course with Professor Thomas Horton and hear from a student panel.
“This is a great opportunity for us to show what the USD Knudson School of Law can offer students, as well as give students a better idea if law school is the right pathway for them,” said Katey Ulrich, law school director of admissions and marketing.
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.