VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota has named Miller native Neil Fulton, current federal public defender, South Dakota Bar Examiner and former chief of staff to then-Gov. Michael Rounds and the new Dean of the University of South Dakota School of Law. He will begin full-time this June.
Fulton attended Yale University and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1994. Following college, he attended the University of Minnesota School of Law. He graduated summa cum laude, first in his class, in 1997 and received the Devitt Award for excellence in trial advocacy courses and the Kaplan Award for overall academic excellence at graduation.
He spent two summers working with the May, Adam, Gerdes & Thompson law firm in Pierre during law school. Fulton then went on to serve as a law clerk for Judge Diana Murphy of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals after graduating from law school.
After his clerkship, he returned to May, Adam, Gerdes & Thompson.