Neil Fulton

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Neil Fulton was a federal public defender when his office represented Charles Rhines who, in 1993, was convicted of fatally stabbing Donnivan Schaeffer during a robbery in Rapid City.

Fulton is now the dean of the University of South Dakota School of Law.

USD Law School welcomes incoming class

Aug 12, 2019
University of South Dakota

The USD Law School has the largest incoming class in the last ten years. Orientation began Monday.

The courtroom in the USD School of Law was packed with 87 new students. The USD law class of 2022 is the largest since 2009.

Law School Dean Neil Fulton told the class that to succeed in Law School, one must possess the traits of excellence, service, and leadership.

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He's from Miller South Dakota and graduated first in his class from the University of Minnesota Law School and had his first jury trial in Fort Pierre. In 2007, Neil Fulton became Gov. Rounds' chief of staff.  A few years later he was chosen by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals as federal public defender for North and South Dakota.

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Federal Defender

Federal public defender Neil Fulton joins Midday to dive into the issues of racial disparity in federal sentencing. Using Victoria Wicks’ conversation with Judge Viken as a starting point, Fulton explores the complexities from his perspective as a public defender.  He touches on Indian Country, the data collection problem and the perception of justice.