Honors Law Opportunity Program

Offering the chance for guaranteed admission to the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law!
Northern State University Honors Program and USD Knudson School of Law Honors Law Opportunity Program (HLOP) is a competitive scholarship opportunity open to NSU Honors students from any major.

HLOP offers guaranteed admission for five Northern State University Honors Program students to the University of South Dakota (USD) Knudson School of Law.

Successful applicants will have:

  • Graduated In Honoribus within five years of initial, full-time enrollment at NSU
  •  Completed an application to the USD Knudson School of Law. USD will waive the application fee for the law school portion of the application. 
  •  Completed the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) by April 1 of the year you plan to start law school.  LSAT scores are for statistical and scholarship purposes and will not be considered in your application. Register for the LSAT

 

Apply today

Applications are due March 31, 2021

 

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Eligibility Criteria and Benefits

Eligibility

  • Current, full-time student within 80 credits of graduating from NSU at time of application
  • Applied and admitted to NSU Honors Program
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 at time of application to the NSU Honors Law Opportunity Program
  • ACT score in the 80th percentile (generally 26 or above on the ACT or SAT equivalent)
  • Demonstrated strong academic achievement as reflected in transcripts from high school and college
  • Personal commitment to building South Dakota communities reflected in essay and interview

 

Benefits

  • Automatic admission to the USD Knudson School of Law upon graduating In Honoribus from NSU
  • Undergraduate research experience through the NSU Honors Program
  • $2,500 first year scholarship to the USD Knudson School of Law for NSU Honors Law Opportunity Program students with LSAT scores of 150 or greater at the time of application to USD Law

 

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Contact Us

Dr. Kristi Bockorny, NSU Honors Program Director 

kristi.bockorny@northern.edu | 605-626-3001