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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Law school organization educates community on criminal justice issues

Though it’s a small organization run by only four law students, the Criminal Justice Education Project hosts events for anyone looking to learn the ins and outs of criminal justice. Wendy Hess, advisor to group, said the organization began as a part of the Innocence Project, an organization which works to acquit individuals wrongly convicted […]

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Environmental Law Society promotes sustainability

Law students at USD can get involved in sustainability projects through the Environmental Law Society (ELS), which seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues while also pointing them to environmental law as a potential career track. Berkley Fierro, ELS president, has been involved with the group for three years. Fierro said the group seeks to […]

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Editorial: USD gives South Dakota students the best opportunities

USD is the only university in the state with a medical school and law school, a fact that makes this campus a place where opportunities are vast. Larger schools across the state have something they’re known for; South Dakota State University has a good agriculture program, Black Hills State University is known for teaching and […]

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