​Prospective Students

Why USD School of Law?

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Learn to practice law—by doing.

Through our clinics, advocacy programs, and externships, you’ll gain hands-on experience that builds your legal skills.

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2021-22 Enrollment Statistics. Reflects enrollment on the first day of classes. Final statistics reported to the American Bar Association (ABA) will be available after October 2022.

Programs and Concentrations

First-Year Experience

USD Law is dedicated to equipping all first-year law students with the tools and skills to support your transition into law school. Be sure to utilize this webpage as a resource for what to expect in your first year at USD Law. Being engaged in the law school community will make all the difference in your law school career and will provide you with a well-rounded legal education.

Useful Links for Prospective Students