South Dakota School of Law Dean Barry Vickrey has announced that he will step down from the post and become a full time member of the faculty.
"Professionally, I look forward to the challenges and opportunities of fulfilling the teaching, research and service responsibilities of a full-time faculty member. Personally, I plan to use the summers and other breaks in the academic calendar to spend more time with my family, and especially my two grandchildren."
Vickrey had held the position for 11 years.
49.3% of South Dakota students are known to be employed upon graduation. The number climbs to 84.9% after 9 months.
The 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles for starting pay for graduates working full time in the private sector are $36,000, $42,000, and $60,000.
Within 9 months of graduation, only 65.4% of South Dakota graduates are employed in full time positions requiring bar admission.