South Dakota State Bar meets with BHSU students

Author: BHSU Communications/Monday, November 2, 2015/Categories: 2015

Black Hills State University students listen to members of the South Dakota Native Bar. Lawyers met with BHSU students, recently, answering questions about earning a law degree in South Dakota.

A group of Black Hills State University students, faculty and staff met with the South Dakota State Bar, recently.

Officials from the South Dakota State Bar met with students interested in pursuing a law degree, answering questions on law school requirements, what to expect when in law school and what career options there are with a law degree.

The event was a partnership between the State Bar of South Dakota, the South Dakota Indian Country Bar Association and the National Native American Bar Association Foundation to create the Native American Pipeline to Law School. Over the course of three days, officials from these three groups visited colleges and high schools to encourage students, particularly American Indian students.

Dr. John Glover, professor of American Indian Studies at BHSU, said the visit was a tremendous opportunity for BHSU students, faculty and staff.

"It's a long-term agenda of the South Dakota Bar to actively recruit American Indians interested in practicing law," Glover said. "It's terrific they acknowledged that challenge and they are willing to address it."

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