VERMILLION – A law magazine has named the University of South Dakota of Law as the fifth "Best Value" law school in the nation.
It's the fourth year in a row the school has made preLaw Magazine's list.
In addition to bar passage, the magazine's rankings take into account in-state tuition, debt and the percent of graduates employed nine months after getting their degree. The top 20 list is featured in the August issue of preLaw magazine and is dominated by public law schools, including the top five schools on the list.
Criteria used to identify the “Best Value” law schools, according to the magazine, were based on a two-year average for both first time bar pass rate and percent of students employed.