The Academic Success Program offers a variety of services and programs specially designed to help first year law students succeed.
USD is strongly committed to developing students' written and oral communication skills. All students must complete two lawyering skills classes in their first year of study.
USD law students have opportunities in child advocacy, civil, criminal, criminal appeals, entrepreneurship, environmental law, immigration, land use, mental health, public interest, small claims, special education and tax clinics.
USD’s study abroad programs provide intensive training in international law, while introducing American students to the legal institutions of another country.