VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - The University of South Dakota has announced that Thomas Earl Geu has been named dean of the School of Law.

Geu was appointed interim dean at the school in 2011. He came to USD in 1989 as a professor of law.

Geu is an elected member of the American Law Institute and is active in the State Bar of South Dakota.

He grew up on a farm and ranch in western Nebraska and received his law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1983 and a bachelor's degree in economics and finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1980.

He has worked for judges with the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals 7th Circuit Court.

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