USD School of Law task force meets Friday

This announcement came out Wednesday afternoon from the University of South Dakota public-relations office:

VERMILLION — The Law School Task Force will host its third meeting Friday, Oct. 6, in the Law School Courtroom on the University of South Dakota campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The task force will continue to evaluate and discuss testimony delivered in the two previous meetings from students, faculty, law school staff, alumni, community members, lawyers from around the state and outside experts and consultants.

The agenda for the Oct. 6 meeting:

Review Pros and Cons of Moving Law School to Sioux Falls
Executive Session
Consultant Recommendation
Committee Debate
Other Matters
Instruction to consultant for report
Adjourn by 1 p.m.

The task force was formed to consider whether relocating the state’s only law school would be in the best interest of the students, the University, and the State of South Dakota. Rep. Mark Mickelson, R-Sioux Falls, chairs the task force.

For updates, meeting times and information on the task force visit the USD Law School Task Force page at