​Consumer Information [ABA Required Disclosures]

USD School of Law was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1961. The law school is also a member of the American Association of Law Schools and one of the 87 member schools of the Order of the Coif.

Admissions and Entering Class Profile

  • In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. All applicants to the law school must read the statement on character and fitness for the Bar. 
  • Applicants may also review the profile of students enrolled. Please see the ABA Standard 509 report (PDF). More detailed information about our attrition and graduate rates and complete student body is available in our ABA Standard 509 report (PDF).
  • General information for transfer applicants is available on the transfer information web page. This page provides our process and policies. For more detail, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for Transfer Students in the same section.

Bar Pass Data and Employment Outcomes



Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

The law school's most recent tuition and cost of enrollment information are posted on our Financial Aid website. Applicants and current students should refer to our Academic Scholarships and USD Law School Grants for more information about our awards. Information about the university's refund policy is available on our website.

Student Complaints Concerning Compliance with the ABA Standards (Standard 510)

Students should refer to the Student Complaints web page if they encounter a significant problem that directly implicates the law school's program of legal education and its compliance with the ABA Standards.

General Consumer Information (PDF)