USD Establishes Task Force to Study Law School Move – South Dakota News

USD Establishes Task Force to Study Law School Move – South Dakota News

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 5:55 pm

USD Establishes Task Force to Study Law School Move

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will establish a task force to study the idea of moving the state’s only law school from the Vermillion campus to Sioux Falls, USD President James W. Abbott said Friday.

Across the nation law schools have reported up to a 40 percent drop in applicants since 2009. Some law schools have relaxed entrance standards in order to fill seats, resulting in fewer graduates passing the bar exam. Others, like USD, continue to seek quality applicants over quantity, even if it means smaller classes and a budget shortfall.

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