South Dakota Supreme Court Hosts Cases at USD

All five justices from The South Dakota Supreme Court participated in a series of oral debates presented by the USD Knudson School of Law.  These cases took place on both Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. in the Knudson School of Law courtroom. There were a total of eight cases […]

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House Bill Introduced to Potentially Scrap the Bar Examination Requirement

There is a shortage of lawyers in South Dakota. Earlier this month, Rep. Mary Fitzgerald introduced a solution to this problem with a bill to remove the bar exam for USD students who are attending the Knudson School of Law.  House Bill (HB) 1076 would award law graduates who plan to stay in South Dakota […]

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USD law school discusses historic moment for African American community

Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate on April 7 and will assume office on June 17, becoming the first Black woman to serve in the U.S. Supreme Court. On April 5, USD’s law school held a panel to discuss Judge Jackson featuring Julia Hellwege, Sandy McKeown, Tamara P. Nash and […]

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Legislature to reinstate diploma privilege for law school, bill killed in committee

House Bill (HB) 1073 was introduced to the South Dakota House of Representatives this legislative session by Rep. Mary Fitzgerald from Lawrence County. HB 1073 would have allowed people graduating from the law school at USD to practice law in the state without taking the bar exam. However, the bill was killed during the House […]

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